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Honolulu Yelpers Come Pley With Yelp



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After the kiddies had been tucked safely at home in their beds, 600+ yelpers bounced up to show their playful selves at Honolulu's biggest event to date, Come Pley With Yelp, at the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center

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Generously giddy yelpers lined up to stuff the donation box with dollar bills raising over $2,000 for the museum's Rainforest Adventure Program, which aims to teach kids about conservation. We then moved on to flipping out over hilarious costumes, signs and the animated backdrops from Flipbooks Hawaii.

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PF Chang's lettuce wrappers tickled taste buds while grownup tootsie rolls (aka savory hand rolls) from Hanapa'a Sushi Company gave us something to hold tight to while we ordered up ice cold Aloha Beer. "Finally, a local dark beer that I like!" shouted a gleeful Monica L.

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Outside, on the lanai, The Starfish Guy, Evolve1, EdyG and Phatees painted colourful cartoons while Mystical Sounds and DJ Maleko from Star 101.9 pumped tunes into the fairytale fantastic setting sun.

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Adult bevvies were a moving and a shaking at Tower 10's cocktail bar and a delish deconstructed Elvis dessert. Designated drivers were tempted towards cranberry-pomegranate or mango Honest Tea and Waialua Sodas.

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Camille's on Wheels comforting meatloaf + potatoes and mango pies were to "dieeeee for" according to Lauren T. And jalapeno and spinach flavored poppers from Paul's Poppers were crispy and spicy, just the way Jennifer L likes em. 

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Meanwhile, amongst the police office, pet shop and the movie theater of the museum's child size city, delicious delights were waiting to be discovered. Generous servings of lotus leaf wrapped mochi rice from Jade Dynasty and Mac 24-7's mac and cheese, reminded yelpers of pleydates from days of yore

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While grape & lychee juice balls from C.H.E.F.S bested juice boxes any day! And the best to come from a puppet theater yet? Mini mango cupcakes presented by Fairy Cakes through the curtained door! And no one could say not to eating their veggies with Whole Foods on hand, dishing up lush green kale salads.

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Of course, no pleyful party would be complete without the right whimsical look. Lena's Fab Brows primped and shaped brows while Heaven on Earth Salon and Day Spa dolled up nails and kneaded out the knots.

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Face painting and glitter tattoos were accompanied by balloon art all whirled together by the fanciful team at Colorwhims. Once yelpers were dolled up they had no choice but to jump inside the magical StarShotz Photo Booth for some snappy snaps. 

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Reading, writing (but no arithmetic) of all of the five star reviews live here and find your favorite faces on the official Flickr page (with more party pics from Shoots! Photography and star photo ops by StarShotz)!

Til' we PLEY again…

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Emi H

Community Manager

Yelp Honolulu

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