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DIY Lemonade Stand

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One of the things to do on our Summer Activity list was to have a Lemonade Stand.
 
lemonade stand and free printables

We spent the week, having a lot of fun and making almost everything we needed and getting everything together to have the stand on Saturday morning.

 

Cute lemonade stand ideas and free printables

We had a great time.  Not too many paying customers, but that was ok, we didn’t really expect any.  We live at the back of a spread out neighborhood, at the edge of town.  We were just hoping to catch some of the early morning walkers and joggers.

 

We had big cups of Lemonade for 50 cents and these smaller white cups we gave out as “free samples”.  We also had rice krispie treats which I didn’t bring out until later.  (We had to wait for Dad to get up so I could finish wrapping them up.)

 

My son really did the bulk of the work with me on Saturday morning.  He helped me carry everything out and he prepared each cup of lemonade and made change.  (I need to flip through his new Wolf handbook and see if this will count toward any badges.)

Luckily, I had everything I needed on hand to make the lemonade stand so I didn’t have to spend any money…(except for the ice.)

For the lemonade sign, I found this printout at the Tom Kat Studio Blog.  I printed it out in black and white (I did not want to use up all my colored printer ink- that stuff is $$$) and the kids colored in the letters and I glued them to the paper.

For the table, I just used our patio coffee table and hot glued and duct taped long wooden dowels I had bought (for a project I never made) to the table.  Then hot glued the banner to the dowels.

For the tablecloth, I cut up white Ikea sheets from my stash.  I cut four rectangles to the measurements of the top of the table and 3 sides and sewed them together.  Then ruffled some strips of fabric and sewed them to the rectangles.  I do plan on adding a 4th panel to the other side so I can re-use the table cloth on my back porch.  It is just to pretty to put away!  (If you don’t sew, just use a regular sheet over a table.)

The pennant banner was made with fabric left over from my picnic quilt project.  I have always wanted to make one of these and I finally had a reason too.  (Now I just need to figure out what to do with it.)

I made the Keep Calm and Drink Lemonade sign and some lemonade/rice krispie printables with Photoshop Elements.  The links to the downloadable images are at the bottom of the post.

 

 

Every time we heard a car come by, I had one of them wave around the Free Sample sign.  Almost everyone stopped for a sample, it really was just too cute!

 

Cute lemonade stand ideas and free printables

They were waving at a group of cyclists here, the cyclists didn’t stop though, they were much to serious!

 
 

At the point we started dancing and playing basket ball in the street, I decided it was time to wrap it up!  We made it to about 10:15am and that was pretty good.  See the hill behind them?  It is actually very high and gave us shade until we went in.  We will definitely be putting the lemonade stand out a few more times this summer.

free keep calm and drink lemonade

 

Here is the link to the Keep Calm Drink Lemonade Sign.

 

Link to the lemon image.

 

Link to the scallop labels

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49 Comments

  1. I am going to pin this as am going to do lemonde as part of my letter learning. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Recipes We Love says:

    So cute! I would have totally bought some lemonade from them! I loved doing lemonade stands as a kid!

  3. Kara at Petals to Picots says:

    Fun idea and great pics!

  4. Candace @ Candace Creations says:

    SO CUTE! great photos this is just adorable!

  5. Maggie Massey says:

    Absolutely perfect, Jamie!!! What a cute little stand…I love it!
    And that first photo of your kid is sooo wonderful…

    Thank you so so much for linking this up to our Summer Blog Party!

  6. Rose Jesky says:

    Thanks for sharing that cute stand with us. You did such a great job. My kids would love to do this but we don't have any traffic down our street. We will have to think of a nether location.
    Thanks
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  7. Kim (TheMoney-Pit) says:

    My kids are DYING to do this but I have been fighting it. With all your great links you are making it hard for me to keep making excuses.

    The free sample sign and the sunglasses are just a hoot. Your kids are adorable!

  8. Shabby chic Sandy says:

    That is the cutest lemonade stand ever! Love the ruffled tablecloth. I would have stopped!

  9. Tulip TrueAim says:

    Really beautiful stand and great photos. I can see the different personalities of your kids from the pictures. It looks like they had a lot of fun. Booo to the serious bikers. Stopping by from the Mommy Club. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Miranda @ Pressing On says:

    This is so cute! I love the idea and your style. The pics of your kiddos is darling. I'm your newest follower 🙂

  11. thetwistedruffle says:

    wow! if i was driving by, i would totally stop for those little kiddo's!! what a cute stand!!! i love it!

  12. p.s. I'm following 🙂

  13. This looks like so much fun! I was just telling my mom we should do a lemonade stand this summer with all four cousins! I love how your kids are dressed in yellow and the signs are lovely!

  14. Fun!! Thanks for the printables – I'm visiting from Sugar Bee! The "Keep Calm" sign is my favorite!

  15. jaime ♥ raising up rubies says:

    how cute this is! it's also one of the things on our summer list…thanks for the inspiration! ♥

  16. Mama Jodi says:

    OK – This is pretty much the cutest lemonade stand I've ever seen. I have been sad that we don't live in a place that works for lemonade stands – long driveway & little traffic. I have so many memories of doing it when I was a kid. This is just adorable – your kids are great!

  17. Oh my gosh, adorable! Those photos are priceless and it looks like you guys had a great time!

  18. Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life says:

    This definitely looks like fun! Your kids look like they are having a blast. The set up looks great too.

  19. Rebecca @ Herons Crafts says:

    This looks like so much fun! I definitely want to do this when I have kids! Looks like you had a great couple of hours!
    Rebecca @ heronscrafts.blogspot.com