Yelp Elites and their guests got a terrifying fright last Thursday as they came face to face with ghosts and goblins of all types at the Little Yelp of Horrors elite party! Nearly 150 yelpers dressed in their most fearful costumes and joined fellow friends in Downtown Mesa for a party with many moving parts.
The night began at 12 West Main where yelpers were greeted by live monsters courtesy of Monsterland. As Tom Mein played live music for the crowd, guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and speciality cocktails. Melon Fish Photography was on hand to make memories for yelpers as they struck a pose at the ghostly monster wedding photo booth with props and attire from Fun Costumes. While NBMA Photography captured photos of the entire party, every yelper received a Yelp tote and went through the trick or treating station where they choose from terrifying treats! Ronald McDonald House wowed the crowd with treats, goodies and info about their upcoming Wonderland party and before yelpers moved on to part two of the evening at Monsterland, Gahzaal Beledi surprised the crowd with a special performance of Thriller!
Moving on to part two of the evening, Mesa's very own horror museum, Monsterland, opened their doors to elites and gave them a VIP first look of the haunted house a day before their grand opening! As yelpers eerily made their way through the two-story haunt, live monsters popped out of every knook and cranny, scaring the yelpers with fright (and delight!) Each yelper also left with a coupon for a discount towards their next visit since Monsterland will be a museum that's open all year round!
Finally, The Royale invited yelpers to finish their night with a horrifying flick at their independent movie theater and those who weren't frightened away by the haunting images of the night dreamed about ghostly images from the cinema as they went to bed that night.
A special thank you goes out to Monsterland, 12 West Main, The Royale, Tom Mein, Melon Fish Photography, NBMA Photography, Ronald McDonald House, Fun Costumes, Ghazaal Beledi and to all the fabulous yelpers who came out for a night fright! Check out the pictures and reviews.
Scare you later yelpers!
Yelp Phoenix Community Manager