Yelp Vancouver’s Carnival Wonderland Summer Open Party

On Thursday night, yelpers new and old stormed Yelp Vancouver's big top (aka the Ayden Gallery) for a Carnival Wonderland unlike any other this city has seen.

UV Vodka's spiked snow cones and cocktails kicked off a brain freezing sugar high that lasted all night long. Meanwhile, the UPS Store (on Burrard Street) over-filled glasses with fruity flavour at the Sangria Fountain. And dosing us with Vitamin "B," R&B Brewery poured Sun God Wheat Ale freely.


With sliders and chili dogs piping hot, The Wallflower's healthy Carney food was a savoury sight for sugared up eyes. And those cookies and candy apples amped our sugar rush! Meahwile, purple yam frozen custard churned from Milwaukee Market Creamery, for yelpers like Colene C who ate their way through the night managing to score "four, err okay, five mini cones."


Photobooth2 Armed with bags and bags of kettle, barbeque and sea salt popcorn, Skeet and Ike's treats played the perfect accompaniment to watch Mandy Tsung and Kristian Adam's live Animalopolis painting session; or while waiting to for a face painting masterpiece brushed on by Faceaballoonza's Kristal Yee.

In a photo booth of Wonderland proportions, Jeremy Lim's lens captured yelpers frolicking in Garden Party's Flowers. See all the photo booth pics here.

And no carnival would be complete without games and prizes. The ring toss had yelpers buzzing with prizes like "bee stings" and "mocha hazelnuts with coffee." Maha E muses: "CocoaNymph,
I have two words for you: sea salt. I will jump-off of the B-line for
more of that dark chocolate with sea salt–sweet caloric bliss," anytime! And fishing for frills, Fresh Out was lending a line for some glorious girlie goodies like $25 coupons to the next sale!

At the Lonsdale Event Rentals Schwag Buffet table, yelpers packed up their own take home yelptastic treats as they grooved to deep house stylings of DJ Waxkilla who mixed all night long.

Haven't heard enough? Read the wonderland tales and explore all of the night's pics care of Larry L, Vincci L, Gina I, Raymond O and of course, Jeremy Lim.

Until our next spin around the carousel, SYOY!

Crystal H