Special Events

Event Studio was named Best Event Planner by Ingram’s Magazine. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Best of Business Kansas City awards.  We are sincerely honored – - a huge thank you to the readers of Ingram’s Magazine!

The Knot – Fall/Winter 2007

The fall/winter 2007 issue of the Knot magazine featured the September 2007 wedding of Event Studio’s clients, Stacy Andreas and Bert Macy. The couple chose September 23rd and hosted an intimate affair on their ranch in Lawson, Missiouri with a cool English Hunt Club meets Ralph Lauren theme.

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KC Magazine – December ’07

KC Magazine published a great story in the December ’07 issue on party planning in Kansas City. The article includes some of Event Studio’s parties and great tips and ideas on successful integration of color throughout an event.

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The Knot 2006 – Event Sites

Mandy Phalen, owner of Event Studio, was interviewed by The Knot magazine and asked to share some ideas on stylish places to get married besides a church. Mandy noted that Club 1000 was one of her favorites and a perfect selection for a more contemporary bride. Modern romance unfolds at the state-of-the-art Club 1000 in Kansas City where you can exchange vows beneath a canopy of twinkling lights in a soaring loft. www.clubI000KC.com.

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Kansas City Star – December ’05

Mandy Phalen was interviewed by food editor Jill Wendholt Silva of the Kansas City Star in December of 2005. As for color, red-and-white swirls continue to make for fun holiday party decor, says Mandy Phalen, a wedding and event planner who owns Event Studio in Leawood. Plus,peppermint is a flavor that is, by its very nature, refreshing. Anytime you even put (a peppermint) in your mouth, you say, ‘Aaahh!’ You get a lift in your spirit.”

A few years ago Phalen created a holiday luncheon for a 30-something client that she
dubbed “The Power of Peppermint.” The invitations had stripes. Centerpieces included
hurricane vases filled with round, wrapped peppermints. The candles were scented with
peppermint oil. Even the menu included red and white foods. At the end of the party,
guests were treated to hot chocolate spiked with a splash of peppermint schnapps.
Now swirl that with a candy cane!
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KC Spaces – October/November 2005

The October/November 2005 issue of Spaces magazine recognized Mandy Phalen and Event Studio as a force to be reckoned with in the Kansas City event market.

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435 South: October 2007

Mandy Phalen is a contributing writer for 435 South magazine. In the October 2007 issue, Mandy gives guidelines and suggestions on the art of hospitality. Each step of the way, in every aspect of the preparation, conscientious hosts put themselves in the shoes
of their guests. From the minute they walk through the door, guests should feel like royalty. By following these simple tips, your home will feel like Buckingham Palace in no time at all.

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435 South: September 2007

Mandy Phalen is a contributing writer for 435 South magazine. In the September 2007 issue, Mandy talks about using stations to showcase your personal style with sophisticated food choices. Food stations can turn an event into the ultimate tasting menu, allowing guests to sample regional ingredients and the host to offer samples of their favorite dish or bring eclectic ethnic cuisines to life all at a single event.

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435 South: August 2007

Mandy Phalen is a contributing writer for 435 South magazine. In the August 2007 issue, Mandy shows ways to make sure your soiree is the toast of the town. Serve up the perfect drink designed by you. From trendy to classic, sophisticated cocktails offer guests a festive welcome to your event and will make the event one they will never forget.

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435 South: July 2007

Mandy Phalen is a contributing writer for 435 South magazine. In the July 2007 issue, Mandy introduces some cool ways to bring your vacation home with a fun theme party. No matter where you go on your vacation, you can bring your vacation home to your friends and host a theme party honoring your destination or at a minimum, your vacation experience.

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