About the Owner
Kristen Koly Blanks is the founder and owner of PartyEase. She began offering party planning services when in high school as the president of the Kitchen Libby Organization (KLO) in her native Akron, Ohio. As the president of KLO, she managed roughly twenty “Kitchen Libbies”, sending them to homes and other establishments to help the hosts of parties and small gatherings. PartyEase was born from this early experience and her passion for entertaining with ease. Personally, Kristen has served at numerous parties of all styles, including large cocktail parties, multi-course dinners with wine pairings, Jewish meals and ceremonies and intimate gourmet dinners. She studied the pairing of food and wine at Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy under the tutelage of Giancarlo Russo. Kristen has her Master of Arts in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University and lives in Westerville, Ohio with her husband and son.