As the May monsoon Friday evening finally came to an end, dedicated and enthusiastic Yelpers gathered at the hidden "rabbit hole" venue – Hickory Street Annex to enjoy a very happy un-birthday to all at Yelp's May Hatter Tea Par-tay. Doning their wackiest hats they were greeted by some fabulous Yelpunteers wearing grins as big as the cheshire cat. Up the stairs they went to be transformed into a colorful world of imagination and excitement.
Guests kicked off their fun by exploring the venue in awe of its beauty and its sweeping views of the city, catching up with fellow yelpers, and checking out the yummy treats provided by Trailercakes and mind-bending, popping boba tea courtesy of FruiTeaLicious.
With mini-cupcake flavors ranging from Strawberry to Peanut Butter and Jelly, Yelpers were got their tea-party-sweet-tooth fix and had FruiTeaLicious bubble tea, boasting flavors from the likes lychee and strawberry, to wash it all down.
For the adult tea-party refreshments Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka served up some sweetness, like the 'Easy Eddy' and the 'Skinny Dip' from the adorable mixologists. The sweet tea and vodka was perfectly complimented by the three beer selections of Spaten brew – Spaten Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, and Franziskiner.
Things got crafty and competitive when some croquet challenges starting heating and guests sans-hat were able to decorate their own foam crowns at the 'make your own hat' station.
Once the beer, vodka, cupcakes and bubble tea were consumed guests started to feel just groovy enough to congregate on the dance floor for some boogy-worthy tunes provided by DJ Jordan Bell with Spin Productions and an intense competition to see who would win the Best Hat Competition and be crowned the King or Queen of Hearts.
Now that our Elites and their guests are brushed up on their manners and have feverishly studied their tea-party etiquette they are equipped for everything polite and posh. Only kidding, Y’all! It was the most inaproppriate tea-partay ever! Just as a Yelp Mad Hatter Tea Par-tay should be. Check out the madness here!
Looking forward to what wackiness the June Elite Event will bring us.
In the meantime I will see you on Yelp!
Dallas CM, Frances G