Remember when you were a kid and the carnival came to town? The air filled with smells of frying corndogs, shrieks of delight and fear, sugar highs and puking after a particularly jarring ride… well it was like that. But without rides and puking. Stu R sums it up: "104 degrees outside. Snowcones, cotton candy, and free booze inside. Can't beat that."
So yelpers piled into Frank Hot Dogs Cold Beer, escaping the summer heat and entering into a cool oasis filled with everything your inner twelve-year-old dreams of. Including Famous Vodka and Magic Hat #9. It was Yelp's Day at the Fair! And Crystal A had high hopes… "Maybe after a few salty dogs or Magic Hat #9s, you TOO can get lucky at the fair!"
To bely the 100+ temps outside, Ice Queens snow cones doled out the most mouth watering sno cones. Their shaved ice concoctions (75 different flavors!) were renamed on the spot by Catherine T: "Ice Queens make THE most delicious snow cones I've ever eaten. I ate so much of that stuff, they should be called snow comas." Baldo Face Art has done parties with us before… but this time they went above and beyond, using new special rainbow paint to make folks look like gorgeous butterflies. From Tasha M: "What could be better than a night of rainbows and glitter and butterflies?" Basically nothing.
In the other corner of the room, towering mounds of cotton candy, hummus and curry wurst found their way onto plates and fingers and faces. In between sips and bites and booze, our balloon artists wandered around, fashioning hats and little wristlets. Emily Lim of Mac N Cheese Media captured the entire gorgeous affair. Amy D's got it right: "Yelps Day at the Fair had us skipping around like a bunch of sugar rushed school kids; juggling snow cones, cotton candy, and drinks, be it FAMOUS Vodka cocktails or Magic Hat #9."
Until the next sugar rush, SYOY!