When life gives you lemons you make lemonade.... and when you have a garage sale you have a Lemonade Stand, right?! That's what we did anyway.
Of course being a party planner I couldn't just set up a table and give them a pitcher of lemonade, which would have been the easy way to go (considering I had an entire garage sale to set up too). Nope, we put in a little extra effort on this one.
One of my thrifting crafts... this chalkboard was once a very ugly picture in a very cool frame. I added a little chalkboard paint over the glass (thus covering up the picture, which was so old it was actually attached to the back of the glass) and now I have this!
I found this super cute (and tasty) lemonade bottle at our local HomeGoods. It made a great prop for our display during the sale and then we used it to toast to the boys success after the sale was over. That may have been the highlight for them.
Lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting... YUMMY!
I found this adorable FREE Printable set on Pinterest and thought it was perfect. I used the yellow and grey from the set and added in some green to make it more neutral for my boys. While I do love all of the pink lemonade sets out there, not so much for my little guys.
A bowl of lemons is inexpensive and a perfect prop for any lemonade stand.
Lemon cake pops... are you noticing a theme? We also had chocolate dipped pretzels for those that just didn't want lemon. Be sure to check out our pinterest board for more lemonade stand ideas.
I'd say all that extra effort paid off big time. In the form of cash money for my little men. I was so proud of the amazing sales skills these two developed after their first taste of a sale. They were working it and ended up selling out of all their goodies the very first day!!! Don't worry though, this proud mama stayed up and replenished their inventory for Day 2.
I mean seriously how could I resist these faces???
Happy Summer and don't forget to support a local lemonade stand and the entrepreneurs of the future!!