Bartenders shook up three authentic tiki cocktails for Elites and their guests, starting with the Mai Tai, then a little Pain Killer and finished it off with a steaming Zombie—all adorned with their tiki accessories, of course.
And since you might not be able to walk out of the place after those potent bevs, Porco dished out trays of locally-made sausages, olives, fresh veggies and a sampling of their scratch-made tacos. Tropical treats in the form of mini cupcakes came thanks to Main Street Cupcakes — and were devoured shortly there after.
Porco also invited us to celebrate in the old Catalonia holiday tradition of Tió de Nadal—who is an adorable little holiday log, covered with a blanket that you beat with a stick. Then, surprise! He "deposits" little presents for you to enjoy. In the spirit of this awesome tradition, Elites each got to make mini, pooping Tió ornaments to keep and remind them of how neat it is to be Elite this holiday season! Roxanne O even gushed, "I loved the craft project for the night. I'd never heard of a Tió de Nadal, and the idea of beating the, well, you know what out of a log in order to get presents might be the kookiest thing I've ever heard of. But I love it! "
In addition to our freaky-Yelp-tiki photo opp with Ackey+Z Photography, two of the kookiest dressed Elites won huge prize baskets boasting everything from a wig with elf ears, a leg lamp night light, chocolate coal, giant bubble gum candy canes and free admission to the Great Lakes Science Center!
Thanks again to the folks at Porco Lounge & Tiki Room for hosting us crazies, Main Street Cupcakes for helping us get all sugared up, the gorgeous Katie of Ackey+Z Photography for snappin' us, Yelpterns Jared 'n Russa for all their help, and of course, all you amazing Elites who make everything more fun! P.W. sums it up pretty well: " The highlight was when everybody descended upon the scorpion bowl like a pack of rabid wolves. This morning was a pretty rough one at work. I guess you could say that I got stung by the scorpion and am feeling the venom."
Check all the freaky-tiki photos HERE!!
Read all the event reviews HERE (Feel free to add your own, if you were there!)
Thanks again, guys 'n gals. Until next year,
Cara L (right)
(Yelptern Jared left!)