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Lawrence Scott Events: Celebrate the Holidays with Party Tips From Event Planner Extraordinaire Larry Scott


This holiday season, plan a party out of the ordinary with tips from event planner extraordinaire Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Larry has been planning one-of-a-kind-events for over two decades, and a signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. All of Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event.

According to Larry, the following tips can make your holiday gatherings both more enjoyable and relaxing. First, always make sure food is in abundance. Nobody wants to run out of food, and the leftovers can always be enjoyed during the next few days or put in the freezer. Secondly, serve either family style down the center of the table or set up a buffet – this way guest have choices and there is something even for the most discerning dinner guest. Thirdly, put the kids at the end of the table. And lastly, if not using staff to help serve the food, make a self-serve bar on the kitchen island. The reason behind the aforementioned tips is simply so that the host can enjoy the holiday together with their guests and not spend the evening running between the table and the kitchen.

For those who prefer hiring Larry and his talented team as opposed to planning the party themselves, customized events are offered all over the tri-state area and the East End. Larry Scott has always believed that “more is more” and nowhere is this approach better showcased than in his awe-inspiring displays and gourmet food offerings. There are as many varieties to the delicious dishes and drinks served as there are event themes – all in order to add to the event’s overall visual impact and playful possibilities. Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. Perfect timing coupled with exacting choreography are what Larry’s signature invasions are all about. An adrenaline pop at just the right moment, the invasion gives the party life and smiles and unforgettable memories!

Past events Larry produced and clients/causes he continues to support include Make-A-Wish’s annual Night of Wishes gala, which he has supported for 26 years, the Hamptons Magazine’s annual summer fête, and the UJA-Federation’s Summerfest cocktail party, featuring a glittering array of private soirées. Larry Scott has a long undisclosed list of loyal A-list celebrity clients that keep rehiring him for his bespoke events and discreet and personable approach. Some of his high profile clients include Michael Bolton, Judge Judy, Howard Stern, Vera Wang and John Varvatos.

Larry Scott is equally known for producing spectacular one-of-a-kind events as he is for his philanthropic endeavors. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is a legendary events planner. Causes close to his heart include: Make–A–Wish, The Feinstein Institute, Live Out loud, Forward Face, City Of Hope and MS. Larry donates events services to over 30 charities annually.

Charity events that Lawrence Scott Events has produced throughout 2016 and continuously support include: the Feinstein Institute Summer Concert featuring One Republic, to which he donated the decor and services; the Southampton Hospital, for which he produced the annual summer gala; and the Michael Bolton Charities private dinner, concert and fundraiser, for which he produced and donated decor and services. Larry was also brought in again to add the “WOW” factor to the Global Lyme Alliance’s second annual NYC gala in October 2016. The sold out event honored Heather Glass, Bella Hadid, Arthur J. Mirante II and Karen Peetz.

About Lawrence Scott Events

Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including, Make–A–Wish, The Feinstein Institute, Live Out loud, Forward Face, City Of Hope, and MS, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… “will NEVER, EVER forget!”

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