Party with Mia

Bringing dream events to reality in Upstate New York!

Monday’s with Mia: Balloons, Balloons, Balloons!

Did you know that Maria is a graduate of the National Association of Balloon Artists?! She is known throughout the Capital Region for the balloon aspect of Party with Mia. With events such as the Breast Cancer Walk with the American Cancer Society, Union College, Siena, RPI, St. Rose, and many high schools, there are a ton of possibilities with what we do with balloons! Colors, styles, and sizes all vary!

If you look at Pinterest and searched “balloon ideas,” you would be blown away with what is on there and thinking “that is possible with balloons?!” – do this today and have Party with Mia add a fun balloon idea to your new event!

shower balloons

rpi balloons

ice cream

balloons pool

MacKenzie and Josh take Crooked Lake!

On Saturday, August 15th, there were cloudy skies throughout the whole day, but the rain held off long enough for the newlyweds to celebrate!

Thank you to Katie Finnerty Photography for the gorgeous pictures!

As guests walked up to the ceremony, there were bright colors and lots of flowers to welcome them!

Rochester Wedding Photographer

More ceremony details! 

Rochester Wedding Photographer

Maria and Kris created an amazing trellis for Josh and MacKenzie to officially become husband and wife under! 

Rochester Wedding Photographer

Rochester Wedding Photographer

The bridesmaids had soft bouquets that complimented MacKenzie’s stunning bridal bouquet! 

Rochester Wedding Photographer

How amazing is the aisle shot with the new Mr. and Mrs.?! Simple details go a long way and Crooked Lake’s backdrop adds the extra punch!

Once inside, the mercury candle sticks and mason jars full of soft colored roses were a perfect combo! We love the Mr. and Mrs. signs created by Life of the Party! Brit had everything coordinated throughout, from their invitations to the reception and it looked amazing!

Rochester Wedding Photographer

Her bouquet was one of our favorites that we have done! Look how it pops! 

Rochester Wedding Photographer

Rochester Wedding Photographer

We also did MacKenzie’s hairpiece with roses and baby’s breath – it was the perfect touch to her gorgeous bridal look! 

Rochester Wedding Photographer

It was an absolute pleasure to work with MacKenzie and Josh, wishing them many years of happiness!

Monday’s with Mia: Event Planning Tips!


As you know, events are what Party with Mia is known best for! There are never too many details to an event, and each one is special in it’s own way!

With that being said, here are some simple tips to follow when you are getting ready to plan your next event (big or small!);

  1. Pick a location! The location is important when you are planning an event as it can determine the size of the party, inside or outside capabilities and decor! You can use your own ideas and touch to enhance the existing decor of the location by being creative!
  2. Budget, budget, budget! You’ve chosen the place, so now make sure you are prepared as you continue planning. When you are creating budget items, try to be realistic about what they are going to cost by doing your research. For food, try different places that cater to get estimates, see what is in your package offered by the location you’ve chosen. Often times, brides are asked these two questions: “What do you want (for flowers, centerpieces, favors, etc)?” and “What do you want to spend?” We strive to find that happy medium to make sure you are happy and get the wedding of your dreams!
  3. Choose a theme! Everyone loves a good theme, when you are able to create a wonderful atmosphere for yourself and your guests! Details are never ending, and you would be surprised by how many people pay attention to the little stuff and appreciate it! Whether it’s a Disney theme, your favorite colors, your favorite activities, there are a ton of ways to make it come to life!
  4. Once you have your budget in mind, you will start reaching out to different vendors for their services needed. One at the top of mind is a photographer! When you are a bride, you want to make sure you are comfortable with the person taking your pictures throughout the day and make sure they know the vision you are trying to achieve. Take the time to meet with them and go through their portfolios. We recommend doing the same with us, let’s meet for coffee at Starbucks and chat! We can each get a feel for each other and what you are trying to achieve with your event!
  5. The most important one – HAVE FUN! Whether it’s a birthday party, wedding, or baby shower, you are celebrating! Make sure you remember that! Numerous memories are created at these special events and we love to be a part of making them with you!

Special occasions are just that, special! Remember that, and happy planning!

Introducing: Monday’s with Mia! 

As family, friends, past and current clients know, Maria’s huge heart and creative mind are what makes Party with Mia so special and able to achieve amazing receptions, parties, bridal showers, baby showers, you name it! 

Starting every Monday, look for behind the scenes tips, tricks, and ideas from Maria herself! “Monday’s with Mia” will give you planner ideas, DIY tutorials and a glimpse into the magic of what brings events together in a special way! 

We hope you look forward to each week as much as we do!  

Birthdays at Flight! 

We are excited to share that we have teamed up with Flight Trampoline Park Albany to give you an amazing birthday experience! The order is placed through us but that is all! We coordinate with Flight to do delivery and set up, so you can spend more time bouncing around! 

Contact Lynn Tryon at or 518-618-3791. 



Although we have been out of the blogging world for a little bit, there is no other wedding to bring it back with a bang! Dominique and Chris, as well as their families were absolutely amazing to work with. They were married at St. Mary’s Church in Waterford, NY with a reception following at the beautiful Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, NY. 

Enjoy the gorgeous pics by Rob Spring Photography, thank you for allowing us to showcase them as well! 

Congratulations to the Marchand’s! 

We kicked the decor off as soon as you got to the bride’s family home! 


This priceless reaction is what we strive to give every bride when we deliver her flowers! 


How dreamy is this bouquet?! 


We try to help brides get creative with props as much as possible! Our chair helped Dominique to create a stunning picture with her bouquet! 


St. Mary’s in Waterford is such a traditionally gorgeous church that you don’t need much to dress it up! The aisle markers with greens brightened it up as guests entered along with the larger display to create a dramatic entrance at the altar where the vows were exchanged!


Our very own, Marionna is repping the bridemaids’ bouquets! 

Off to Glen Sanders Mansion! We created a romantic setting with warm colors that shimmered with candles!


We end with a kiss (actually, kisses!)! The head table in the background popped with the gorgeous rose gold sequin overlays! Look how it sparkles in these memorable pictures! 


Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day! 

And get ready for more blog posts, we have so many exciting things coming! 

Contact Information

Please contact us regarding any inquiry about an event that you have! We strive to make dreams come to reality as we work with you!

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We look forward to working with you!

Ceremony Inspiration


Table Decor and Centerpieces

Preferred Vendors

While we are always excited to decorate an event anywhere, we are proud of the partnerships that we have established to make sure your special day goes off without a hitch! Please consider the following while choosing for your event, we would be honored in helping you assemble the perfect team for your big day!


Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY at

Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga, NY at

Old Daley Inn at Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY at

677 Prime, Albany, NY at

90 State Street, Albany, NY at

Revolution Hall/Brown’s Brew Pub, Troy, NY at

Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY at

Franklin Terrace, Troy, NY at


Elario Photography at

Matt Ramos Photography at

Keith Hitlin Photography at

Casey Connell Photography at

Rob Spring Photography at

Dino Petrocelli Photography at

Jeff Foley Photography at


Al Woodard at


Coccadott’s Cake Shop at

Day of Wedding Coordinators:

Katie O’ Wedding and Events at

Christine Wheat Events Firm at

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