With a constantly changing entertainment landscape, Danielle Elder of Classic Events NYC (classiceventsnyc.com) has only stepped up her hospitality game for 2022. We sat down with the party planner to hear more about what’s in store for the summer.
What entertaining tips do you have for summer in the Hamptons? Buy local! The Hamptons has an abundance of local bounty that when I entertain out East or plan for clients, I make sure to fill the table with the best local fish, meats, produce and florals. A chilled rosé from one of the local vineyards is also a party must.
What do you love most about what you do? Bringing to life for our clients the event of their dreams. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing clients and their guests enjoying themselves without a concern for how it is all coming together. Though I have to admit sometimes my clients look like they are having such a good time that I wish I was a guest!
Danielle Elder made every detail count at a ginger jar blue-and-white barn party.
How has entertainment changed over the past few years? The pandemic has taught us all that it’s about connections and creating memories. We want to craft an experience that delights the senses, elevates the celebration and provides guests and our clients with memories that will last...
How would you describe your aesthetic or taste? We are Classic Events for a reason. The true definition of the word ‘classic’ is to be proven of the highest quality over time and/or a work of art recognized for its value. That is what we deliver for our clients. We work to understand our clients’ purpose and then take that knowledge to create a custom work of art that will stand in their guests’ minds as a truly amazing experience.
Classic Events NYC planned a beautiful tented party on the water
Anything new and exciting in store for summer 2022? This summer we will be working with The Southampton Hospital Foundation to kick off their fundraising efforts. We are honored to be partnering with such an important local philanthropic institution.
What inspired you to initially enter the field? I worked in corporate marketing at Random House for a decade but found myself wanting to know my clients and engage on a personal level. I also always wanted to be my own boss... both as a woman and as an example to my daughter and son.
Danielle Elder made every detail count at a ginger jar blue-and-white barn party