Ellen Kostman is a proud New Yorker with roots in Texas entertaining. As founder of Sidekick Events, LLC (est. 2001), Ellen relies on her creative sensibilities, extensive know how’s and dynamic energy to execute flawless and unforgettable celebrations. Ellen’s background in fashion and professional organizing, combined with her love for creating joyful gatherings and hospitality, makes her one of most respected and beloved planners in the industry. She holds the title of “World’s best packer,” can tie a mean bowtie and is a “Sidekick” to her family: David, Maddie & Trevor.

Sidekick Loves:

Black & white cookies
Flower pins & designer fanny packs
Food trucks
Impromptu dance parties
Laughing out loud
Leopard & camouflage
Metallics & fluorescents
Photo booths
Schparkle
Sharpie markers
Sidekick selfies & videos
Sunglasses
The song “Gold Digger”
Toffee