One thing is for sure… Yelp! London know how to throw one heck of a party!
Friday 8th August was the ‘Paint the Town Red' bash at Chelsea FC's Under The Bridge live music venue. We arrived at 4pm to begin setting up, and the first thing that hit us was the gorgeous smell of hot dogs wafting over from Big Apple Hot Dogs, who were situated just across the main dance floor from us; even though we’d just eaten, the tummy rumbles had started again. How does the smell of a hot dog do that… every time?
For the Yelp! community of London we brought along: Cheese and Marmite muffins, Lavender and White Chocolate muffins, Blueberry muffins, Chocolate Chip muffins, Lemon Meringue muffins, and Banana Oatmeal muffins. As well as: Tea and Biscuits cupcakes, Cookies and Cream cupcakes, Key Lime Pie cupcakes, Coffee and Donut cupcakes, Rocky Road cupcakes, and Battenberg cupcakes.
The theme was red (of course) and so we really went all out to cover our section with as much red as we could (excluding our logo and signature coloured wooden blocks), finished off with a display of twinkling fairy lights to add that little bit of pizzazz!
It was the most fun night of work we’ve had in a long time, and it’s great to do these events because we have such an awesome following online it’s our way to giving back and saying “hey, thanks for all your support”.
The London Yelp! community are a lovely bunch of people, and it was great to meet long-time Facebook fans, as well as self-proclaimed cupcake kings (yes Ray, we’re looking at you!). Yelpers were coming by and recommending our cakes to everyone, as well as saying hi and fetching drinks. Had we not have been working we’d have totally come to this event as a guest and hung out with the crowd.
Doors opened at 7pm for the press, media, and Yelp! elite members. At 8pm it was time for the rest of the Yelp! community to come in and party like it’s Friday night!
We did quite well… by 9pm all the muffins were gone but we still had a fair few cupcakes left. It must have been officially dessert time, because by 9:10pm everything had gone [INSERT STUNNED FACE HERE].
It was a great evening and we can’t wait for the next one! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!