A Yelptastic Time: Holiday Hangover

On Thursday night I lead my very first TWIF event. Luckily all the volunteers were awesome, so my job was made exceptionally easier. The venue: Axis Pioneer Square. The event: Yelp’s Holiday Hangover. The perks: free grub from Contigo Modern Mexican and Ezell’s Express food trucks, assorted swag and the company of other great people.

By far the most popular table at any event--the one that sells drink tokens!

By far the most popular table at any event--the one that sells drink tokens!

Upon arriving at Axis, I joined my fellow event lead Michelle, and we got ready for more volunteers to arrive. Our TWIF table was right in front of a wall of globes (the kind you might have found in your elementary school classroom).  Which is a perfect backdrop considering our organization’s name.

And I must say, the Yelp staff was great at explaining the tasks at hand. There were three drink stations—one serving Old Fashioneds, another serving Dark and Stormy’s, and another serving punch. We were instructed in mixing and serving each one. I didn’t actually get to work at any of the drink stands, but heard it was a fabulous time.

 

Dueling caricature artists.

Dueling caricature artists.

Along with Michelle and another volunteer, I helped sell drink tokens. Things went quickly after I figured out how to use the card scanner! Thanks to all the other great volunteers and the folks who showed up to the event, TWIF was able to raise money to sustain our programming and our ability to help other great Seattle non-profits.

Slinging Dark n' Stormy's for TWIF.

Slinging Dark n' Stormy's for TWIF.

Does this kind of thing sound like your jam? Check out our events page for similar experiences. Don’t miss out—our next event is already full!

- Maggie is one of TWIF's Blog Editors and really good at slinging drink tokens