#HEDLEYBTURNS4 and we threw a CARNIVAL to celebrate! | Hedley & Bennett // Handmade Chef Gear

Apron Lady Ellen Bennett with the cake by Charm City Cakes West #hedleybturns4

August was a big month for us. Hedley & Bennett officially turned 4 years old. Ellen, our Apron Lady, turned 29 and we just knew we had to celebrate. How? A carnival! In the back lot of Apron HQ. We invited all our friends and were lucky enough to have helping hands from our #apronsquad. We ate, danced, laughed, took jumping photos, and ate cake like there was no tomorrow!

Vans Prince Ryan Aquino and Mykka Claveria working the guest sign in #hedleybturns4

Our friends at Twink + Sis really helped to pull the carnival theme together, with little pops of color and trinkets.

Belcampo Cracker Jacks

Belcampo Meat Co dished out lettuce cups with greens from our friends Local Roots. They also made elote-style corn dogs - perfect for the Carnival theme!

Belcampo Meat Co Lettuce Wraps #hedleybturns4

Corn Dogs by Belcampo Meat Co #hedleybturns4

The Urban Oven partnered with Basta Boulder to sling pizza slices in their wood-fired ovens all night. It was epic.

The Urban Oven #hedleybturns4

Basta Boulder #hedleybturns4

Our friends at Traeger smoked up BBQ like it was nobody's business. They came in on Sunday night and prepped, leaving the meat to smoke overnight which meant we got to drive into work with the smell of hickory wafting #blessed.

Traeger Grills #hedleybturns4

Brisket Sliders Traeger Grills #hedleybturns4

For our vegetarian friends, Cava had us covered - the best damn pita and hummus ever. And super colorful grain bowls. Because why not!

grain bowls by cava #hedleybturns4

cava hummus and pita #hedleybturns4

True to carnival spirit, we had midway carnival games set up in red striped booths.

#hedleybturns4 carnival games



We had ALSO bouncy houses galore. Because we're Hedley & Bennett and it wouldn't be a carnival without a bounce house!
Ellen Bennett runs up the bounce house

Melissa's Produce installed a living wall filled with the most freakin' colorful fruits and vegetables and it was INCREDIBLE. Definitely a photo op moment!

Melissa's Produce Fruit wall

The Billy Harris and Ellen Bennett

Our friends at ban.do allowed us to hijack some floaties for an installation! Pineapples, ice cream cones, pizzas and hearts. Because who doesn't love an emoji come to life.


The pineapple floaties made pretty much the PERFECT backdrop for the lounges set up by Yeah Rentals.

Yeah Rentals

We had spiked lemonade, courtesy of Brandyn Tepper & Cocktail Academy
and Hendrick's Gin.

Cocktail Academy #hedleybturns4

(Plus beautiful signage done by A Dapper Line!)

Goose Island also set up a bar because beer is a summertime must for a carnival, we think!

cocktail academy brandyn tepper goose island ipa

Our built-in coffee bar, manned by La Colombe served up draft lattes and rum coffees. Perfect pitstop.

la colombe draft lattes

The factory was decked out in balloons by Geronimo Balloons, and the Food52 West Coast Pop-up looked amazing!

#f52home Food52 West Coast Pop-up shop #hedleybturns4

The Flashdance DJ crushed it, and even had an inflatable watermelon in front of his booth!

The FlashDance

The boys looked great in their San Marzano aprons, slinging that Rekorderlig Cider, so freakin' refreshing.

rekorderlig swedish cider #hedleybturns4

The McConnell's Ice Cream truck was out and definitely a hit. Scoops between each mini meal, for sure.

mcconnell's ice creams #hedleybturns4

 We closed out the night with a massive cake by Charm City Cakes West. It even had little ampersands on it, just like our aprons!

Charm city cakes west duff #hedleybturns4

It was honestly so much fun and we could not be more thankful for the amazing community of #apronsquad hooligans we're a part of. Thanks for celebrating with us!!

#apronHQ apron hq hedley & bennett

Special thanks to Taryn + Co. and Team Happily for coordinating the party details! We couldn't have done it without you lovely ladies!

the #apronsquad

P.S. The Smilebooth photos were hilarious. Just look -


P.P.S. Our 4 year anniversary was also celebrated with a brand spankin' new apron - Maple. And she's pretty damn special.


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September 05, 2016

yes!!! so much fun :)


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