Every little princess deserves a party fit for ‘Your Highness’ so when we started planning Poppy and Roux’s joint birthday party this year, it only seemed fitting to throw a royal princess tea party for our girls.
On the day of the party, we gathered with 15 of their closest girlfriends at the beautiful Historic Davenport Hotel for a fun-filled day! Between sipping on tea, snacking on royal treats, designing jewel crowns, and visiting with Poppy and Roux’s favorite princesses, there was no shortage of magic at this royal princess tea party!
When it came to selecting a location for the special day, we fell in love with the Isabella Ballroom at Historic Davenport Hotel. The gorgeous Historic Davenport Hotel is centrally located in Spokane and not only serves as a perfect location for special events, but also an overnight getaway, a girls spa day, or a night out on the town. The Isabella Ballroom has gorgeous features throughout the building, an open floor plan, and is located right off of the lobby — making it ideal for guests. As always, the staff at Davenport were so kind and professional.
Kirra Reyna Designs designed our beautiful invitations. We were not only impressed with the quality of Kirra’s work but also how accommodating she was. We fell in love with her floral designs and she even customized our colors to match our color palette perfectly! Check out her selection of amazing and affordable designs here.
Tiffani Given was our photographer and did a beautiful job capturing every special moment for us that day. She has such a remarkable eye for photography and was such a joy to work with! She is also a natural when it comes to making you feel comfortable in her presence. Tiffani Given specializes in lifestyle and wedding photography and you can find more of her work here.
Upon arrival, each princess was adorned with a tutu from iloveplum. iloveplum tutus are the cutest and comfiest tutus on the market and are sure to make every little girl feel like a real princess! Poppy and Roux have been wearing iloveplum since they were itty bitty (check out how we added sprinkles to Roux’s 2nd birthday party tutu here) and I hope they never outgrow their love for these gorgeous tutus.
Decoration plays an important role in the success of your special event and Toni from Artifact Rentals really helped us design the party of our dreams! Artifact Rentals offers a curated collection of vintage and modern pieces that will inspire your creativity. Their inventory includes upholstered seating, arbors, signs, frames, tabletop pieces, and so much more.
We had so much fun creating this dreamy space using pieces from Artifact Rentals. It was so sweet watching the princesses gather around for story time with Ariel and Rapunzel.
From larger items like seating and mirrors, to smaller items like pillows, vases, and one of a kind goblets, Artifact Rentals were so amazing to work with and really helped us create a truly beautiful and unique event.
The talented husband and wife duo of Lightning Deluxe designed this beautiful personalized banner for our special day. Focal points are important when it comes to decor and I knew the second I saw this banner, it would make the perfect statement (and photo backdrop). Our friends and family are still raving about how gorgeous it was! Jon is the mastermind behind the creative clothing and art print line, Lightning Deluxe. You might even find some of his work on display in many of Spokane’s most popular local shops.
Wish Upon A Star Events made Poppy and Roux’s princess dreams come true! Ariel and Rapunzel provided us with a magical experience through creative story telling, talented singing, and so much more! From the moment the princesses arrived, to the very last goodbye, they portrayed their characters perfectly and made our girls feel so special. If you are looking to add a little pixie dust to your next event, Wish Upon A Star Events provides the highest quality party service in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. You can learn more about their services (including virtual calls) and party packages here.
Calligraphy creates a beautiful and unique touch to any special event and we loved working with the incredibly talented Haley from Ink & Embers. Haley’s gorgeous hand lettering can be seen throughout the party on our mirror sign, place cards, and frames. Her attention to detail is seen consistently in her work and she was such a pleasure to work with. She also specializes in wood burning and custom designs and is now booking 2020 and 2021 weddings and events! You can find more of Haley’s work here.
When it came to florals, the talented girls at Anthesis Co. really helped bring my vision to life. This sister duo is best known for sourcing on-trend flowers and creating beautiful arrangements. Their love and passion for creating art is truly visible in their work. They went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect and exceeded all of my expectations for this royal princess tea party. Make sure to follow Anthesis here to learn more about their services and private workshops.
The Party Darling is a one stop shop for all your party needs. This upscale online boutique carries fun and modern tableware, balloons, party favors, and more. I fell in love with these paper plates, napkins, and cutlery. Not only was their website super easy to navigate, we received our items quicker than expected. We will definitely be shopping with The Party Darling again.
If you know anything about the St Clair sisters, you know about their serious addiction to Hello Sugar donuts. It only seemed fitting that the dessert table would be filled with dozens of donuts from their favorite donuts shop! Hello Sugar donuts are made with sugar, love, and a whole lot of glitter (just like Poppy and Roux). Whether you are inquiring about a custom order, or stopping by to satisfy a sweet tooth craving, Hello Sugar’s got you covered! They also cater to families with allergies; serving gluten free, nut free, and vegan options. If you haven’t visited this tasty donut shop yet, make sure to stop by one of their two locations to discover what your taste buds have been missing!
Every little princess needs a princess wand so my talented mother in law came to the rescue with these adorable star wands using a cotton gauze fabric I found at JOANN Fabrics. The adorable Happy Birthday headbands can be found at iloveplum.
Having FunnyBooth at our party was the highlight of the day for everyone! FunnyBooth provides your guests with more than beautiful photos; they provide them with an interactive experience! The founders Kyle and Renee have taken all the best parts of traditional photo booths and combined them with modern technology to help you create lasting memories at your special events.
When you book with FunnyBooth, you can choose from a selection of unique backdrops and take as many photos as you’d like! The FunnyBooth team goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is only the best and are so attentive and professional from start to finish! Our guests loved being able to share and upload their digital photos right at the booth!
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday party, wedding, or corporate event, FunnyBooth is sure to be a hit at your next gathering! You can learn more about their services and packages here.
It wouldn’t be a tea party without delicious quiche and that’s why we turned to Birdie’s Pie Shop. Birdie’s Pie Shop is home to some of the tastiest pies in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. Birdie’s uses fresh ingredients and serves both sweet and savory pies that are packed full of flavor! Our guests couldn’t stop raving about these yummy personal quiche pies! If you are local to Spokane or just passing through, make sure to stop by Birdie’s Pie Shop. You’ll be glad you did!
Lilac City Bakery created these custom sugar cookie wands for our little princesses. They were both adorable and tasty! If you haven’t made it in to Lilac City Bakery yet, they offer some of the best cookies, cupcakes, and pastries in Spokane. They are also allergy friendly and serve a selection of gluten free, nut free, and vegan desserts that are just as yummy. Make sure to grab their Hot Fudge Sundae cupcake the next time you’re in — I promise you won’t regret it!
When it comes to delicious and elegant cakes, MiFlavour goes above and beyond to create masterpiece cakes that are almost too beautiful to eat. This locally-owned French bakery prides itself on creating desserts made from scratch with only the freshest ingredients.
MiFlavour really puts the FUN in their funfetti cakes! Every bite was just as delicious as it looks. If you haven’t already stopped by this gorgeous bakery, you will find their pastry case filled with fresh macarons and sweet treats made by their talented pastry chefs.
If the crown fits! Poppy and Roux’s love language is crafts so it only made sense to let the girls design their own crowns! We found these DIY crown supplies at Oriental Trading Company.
We sent our guests home with darling clips from Wunderkin Co. Wunderkin Co. designs the sweetest clips and bows for your free spirited princess. These floral clips are some of Poppy and Roux’s favorites!
What a ball! Our little princesses were treated like royalty in every sense of the word and we are so grateful for everyone who helped make Poppy and Roux’s Royal Princess Tea Party so special! And a big thank you to my precious friend Naomi who helped with the styling, design, and set up! You are so incredibly gifted and it would not have been possible without you! I don’t think we’ll ever stop talking about this magical day!