Billy Madison once said, "You're not cool unless you pee your pants…" But in the case of the most recent St. Louis Elite Event, yelpers did not need adult diapers or a portable toilet to have a good time!
The Regional Arts Commission was host to the July "P" Party, where yelpers were treated to some alphabet fun. Everything with the party – eats, drinks and entertainment- involved the letter "p". Food was served in the main level gallery, where Pi provided pizza bites and Serendipity brought Butter Pecan ice cream and Pineapple sorbet in their portable freezer. To drink, we had Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Powerade and "Adult" Arnold Palmers, spiked with Firefly Sweet Tea vodka.
Also on the first floor was a photo booth, created by Brea Photography, made of picture frames. Elites were also able to decorate their own Yelp pimp cups with puffy paint!
Upstairs, on the rooftop patio, Elites peered out onto the Delmar Loop and had their portraits drawn by one of several local artists. And due to the sweltering heat, there were plenty of Yelp paper fans available so yelpers could try to cool down!
Elites and their guests were encouraged to sign up to participate in upcoming Arts Commandos activities. Those who provided their contact info were entered into a raffle to win various prizes, including a pole dancing lesson from Divine Body Fitness, passes to the Pirates! exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center, tickets to a play at The Muny, tickets to a "Pinks and Pinot" STL Wine Girl event and a bag of fresh produce from EarthDance Farm.
As for the perfect end to a perfect night, Elites and their guests all received parting gifts as they left the building- a "P" Party PLEYlist served on a platter of peppermints! The PLEYlist was a mix of artist or songs that began with the letter "p". Yelpers faves on the CD included: "Paper Planes" (MIA), "Little Secrets" (Passion Pit), "Piano Man" (Billy Joel) and "Power of Love" (Huey Lewis & The News).
Elites were so pleased with the event that they all had to rush home to pen and paper their reviews!
Your Phat Party Planner in Polka Dots,