Look Whoo’s One!

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Look Whoo’s One and SUPER cute! Check out Eliana’s adorable First Birthday Party featuring our Look Whoo’s One owl themed onesie! We love this theme because it’s not color or gender specific! Make it your own! Works for any age too!

Eliana’s talented mommy made her cake (wish we had those skills!) and cupcakes. She also made the little owl candy balls and her tutu! (Supplies to make everything were purchased at Party City and Michaels.)

Here is a tutorial we found for making the owl lanterns.

Cupcake Toppers can be purchased HERE
Our Owl Onesie can be purchased HERE from our etsy shop! Customize with your child’s age, theme colors and name!

We LOVE customer shares and were so happy to receive an email from Eliana’s mommy with cute pics from her party with all of the décor details! In exchange they scored a $15 shop credit! Have a cute party you’d like to share with us? Email landylouandevietoo@gmail.com today!


Fall Locally Grown Showcase!

Hey Central Iowa! Don’t miss our next Locally Grown Showcase Sunday, November 12th from 10-2pm at Snus Hill Winery! This is the show that we created and host ourselves and it’s always a great time! Come out and sip some Snus Hill Wine while you shop handmade items from LL&ET and 11 of our favorite local artists! We’ll have home décor pieces, women’s apparel, jewelry and gift items! $4 glasses of wine and 10% off all wine purchases so you can stock up for the holidays! Get your holiday shopping done early this year and get the people on your list something unique and handmade!

Wanna shop early? We’re having our VIP Pre-Show Party Saturday, November 11th from 5-8pm! Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Get your ticket HERE. Your ticket gets you first dibs on all of the shopping, 20% off wine purchases, free appetizers and a chance to win our BIG Swag Bag with gifts from all of our vendors!

See you at Snus! – Megan & Jessicca

Stomp and ROAR! Holden is FOUR!

We celebrated my own son’s 4th birthday this weekend with a dinosaur themed party! (Of course mama made his dino raglan but I’ve added it to our etsy shop if you’re little dino lover needs one too!)

Party decorations were pretty minimal for this shindig! I got some balloons from Hy-Vee, cut a few dinos out of cardstock on my cricut for a garland and scored some HUGE dinosaur stand ups from Oriental Trading Company! Toy dinosaurs from my son’s collection wanted to party too! I cut little paper hats out for a few of them and tied balloons to them. They also invaded the cupcakes and food table!

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Party food was simple and easy too! Tyson has Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets so we grabbed some of those at the store for the “Carnivores.” I put out some green grape “dino eggs” and carrots in cups with ranch for the “Herbivores”. To me the Cheetos paws looked close enough to dino tracks so we went with it. Aldi also has Dinosaur & Shark fruit snacks that were a hit too. Cheap green “dino punch” at Wal-Mart for drinks. Hy-Vee made the adorable cake and cupcakes! I put some small dinos on the cupcakes to make them more festive!

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I try not to do too many activities at my kid’s birthday parties. Usually just one game or activity and then set them loose to free play! While we waited for all of the guests to arrive the kids colored dino coloring sheets I printed off the internet with their party favor dinosaur shaped crayons! How cute are they?! (Plus they came pre-packaged all cute-like which saved me time putting them together!) Then we headed out to the timber by our house for a Dinosaur Egg Hunt! My kids and I made Paper Mache eggs the week before the party and each egg had a mini dinosaur inside! (I’ll include a link to instructions below.) Not gonna lie, the egg-making turned out to be a bit bigger of a mess and more time consuming than I had liked but overall it was a cheap fun project! The kids loved finding the eggs and breaking them open!

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Wanna throw your own Dinosaur Party? Here’s some links to products and ideas I used for Holden’s party!

It’s Hug Time! A Trolls Birthday Party!

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Our kids are definitely Trolls OBSESSED and apparently our little customers are too!

We LOVED creating Gwynnie’s Trolls birthday dress for her special day! Scroll through the pictures above and check out the twirl factor on that dress!

Gwynnie’s crafty mommy made Troll Hair headbands for all of her party guests. Tutorial here. Speaking of Troll hair, how cute are the cotton candy “Troll Hair” snack bags?!

We are loving the tablescape with fake grass and Trolls hiding inside! The fake grass is available at Hobby Lobby around Easter time.  Instructions for creating the balloon garland are here. (Don’t they look like the hanging Troll houses from the movie?!)

Guests at Gwynnie’s party took turns whacking the Trolls piñata and then played Trolls bingo. FREE printable Trolls BINGO game here.

And, another freebie for ya, get Trolls coloring pages, food labels, games and invitations here!

Thanks so much for sharing your AMAZING party with us Gwynnie!

Message us if your little Poppy needs a Trolls party dress too!

**Did you host a party featuring LL&ET birthday wear? Send us pics and party info! If we feature you on our blog you’ll receive a $10 shop credit!**

Upcoming Events!

We’ve got a BUSY Spring ahead of us!! Come see us at the following events!

March 4th – Spring Release Party at Wanderlust! – Des Moines, IA -Check out our new Spring designs and get your child’s photo taken! We’ll have crafts for the kids too!

April 2nd – Locally Grown Showcase at Snus Hill Winery! – Madrid, IA – We’re hosting another handmade shopping event at the winery! Shopping + Wine!! What could be better?

April 15th – East Village Local Vendor Market! – Des Moines, IA – Come see us and some fellow handmade shops for an outdoor market!


Noah’s Mickey 1st Birthday!

We’re SUPER excited to feature our first customer Birthday Blog post! Thanks so much to Noah’s mommy Lindsey for sending us pics of his party featuring his custom LL&ET shirt!

Noah’s crafty mommy put her Cricut to good use and used it to cut out all of the Mickey head decorations! (we LOVE our Cricut machines too!) She purchased most of her party supplies at Wal-Mart!

All of the party guests chowed down on Noah’s “Hot Diggity Dog” Bar!  Super easy, kid friendly, affordable and related to the theme perfectly!

We hope you had a very Happy Birthday Noah!!

–Did you also host a cool party featuring LL&ET? Send us some info and pictures and get yourself $15 OFF your next LL&ET order!

–Planning a party? Message us today to see how we can help you with custom outfit and party decor ideas! Or check out our etsy shop for ideas!




Fall 2016 Locally Grown Showcase

It’s that time of year again! Time for us to get planning for our next Locally Grown Showcase at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid, Iowa! We’ve got some awesome new vendors locallygrownlogoalong with some of our old favorite vendors ready for you to start your holiday shopping!

Get the girls together and join us November 19th {VIP ticketed event} and November 20th at Snus Hill for some amazing wine and shopping!

More info on our facebook page www.facebook.com/locallygrownshowcase!

Get first dibs! Buy your $5 ticket to shop early Saturday the 19th from 5-8pm HERE!


Upcoming Shows!

Wanna shop LL&ET live and in person?! Come see us at these upcoming shows in Iowa and Nebraska!

  • July 23/24th OMAHA – We’re putting on our Locally Grown Showcase at The Ridge Banquet Facility in Elkhorn! Shop all local handmade items in a boutique style setting! There will also be a cash bar! -July 23rd 5-8pm VIP Pre Show $5 Tickets available HERE OR shop July 24th from 12-4pm $2 admission at the door.
  • July 28th OGDEN, IOWA – Come to our pop-up shop at Twice the Story in Ogden! Such a cute little antique and vintage shop! – Thursday July 28th 5-8pm!
  • September 10th OMAHA – We’ll be in the handmade tent at Kidchella Omaha September 10th from 2-8pm at Aksarben Village! This looks to be an amazing kids art and music festival you won’t want to miss!