EVENT ESSENTIALS: Chris Robbins of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs weighs in on refining the social scene out east.
What is the secret to throwing the ultimate Hamptons bash?
While perfect weather, excellent food and excited guests are essential, service is the evening’s defining factor. Guests should be mingling effortlessly, with a constant flow of staff to ensure that they have everything they need.
What makes Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club – here you recently coordinated a summer soiree for Douglas Elliman – the perfect event destination?
Two things: Its geographic location on top of the dune and having an easy plan B of seamlessly moving your party inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Either way, you will never lose the sense of being surrounded by water.
Define the quintessential Hamptons dining experience.
Cold drinks and a balanced menu – summer drinks need ice, and there should be an interesting but appropriate mix of food that includes options for vegans, vegetarians, carnivores, and seafood lovers.
What elements make a party easy going for the caterer and for the guests?
A great party rental, like Party Rental Ltd, simplifies everything for everyone involved. It also facilitates set-up and clean-up.
What are some final touches that top off the evening?
Lighting, music, and flowers. Claire Bean did an amazing job with the floral arrangements for that [aforementioned] Bridgehampton event in July, and DJ Ray Jarrell knew how to get the party going before guests even got a drink.
A Hamptons party is not complete without…
Great friends account for 80 percent of the evening’s success.
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