8/14/12

Summer Must Do: Homemade Lemonade Stand


The kids staying on Fire Island came up with best business ventures. I saw everything from a cupcake stand with choose your own toppings, to marshmallow shooters in three different sizes, to friendship bracelets with beads that spelled out Fire (just Fire ha!). On Wednesday night, it was almost as if a kid run flea market was taking over the island.

So OF COURSE my kids wanted to join in the next day. We looked at the supplies we had and decided on a lemonade stand. They squeezed so many lemons their hands hurt. 

We didn't have paper or pens for a sign so we searched all the cabinets in our rental house for inspiration. Pipe cleaners to the rescue! My kids had fun shaping the letters and I taped them to the bench. 

Just like most businesses, where to set the price point was a major debate. It ranged from free (Oscar) to $1 (Ella) to $2,000 (Owen). In the end, the CEO got her way. They were sold out in 20 minutes and made a whopping $23 dollars. Enough to buy 2 kites, 2 sharks teeth and a bouncing ball from the general store. 
Flowers arrangement by Ella. Somehow she knew the importance of creating not only a great product, but a great experience, too. 
Keep reading for more pictures. . .
They always asked, "One ice cube or two?" Such costumer service! 

Owen's biggest job was to shout, "Homemade Lemonade One Dollar!" I wish I would have recorded it. 
 These two shots are my attempt at food styling. hahahaha
two seconds after I took the opening shot on this post. he reallllly had to go to the bathroom. 

19 comments:

  1. 2 cubes please!!! Brilliant! So lovely...and LOVE the photos-beats the seaweed one, as you said, stand back, let it happen! Fab!

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  2. Ok, this is...the most adorable thing I've seen in a while.

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  3. I LOVE these photos!!! And what a great idea; I remember doing lemonade stands when I was a kid!

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  4. So adorable! It's nice to see that kids are still doing this during the summer!

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  5. Wow, that might be the cutest lemonade stand I've ever seen! I don't think it would occur to me to let my daughter have these types of experiences during a vacation but how perfect!

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  6. cutest post!!!! i love those little dudes.

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  7. So cute! I remember setting up a stand when we were kids but no one bought anything. That must have been really exciting for them!

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  8. I loved making lemonade stands as a kid. The pipe cleaner sign is genius!

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  9. Love! We talked about going there with our three...maybe next year. Right now the boys and Mark are in the ocean and Claire is napping...we are in Rehoboth and loving it! Awww....vacations...lemonade stands...kids holding their pee for that perfect picture! HA!

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  10. So AWESOME! You're such a cool Mom. Ella is so gorgeous she should be in magazines!

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  11. We loved Fire Island this summer. What village did you guys stay in? Interested in trying other family-friendly villages on the island! LOVE your photos!

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  12. What a lovely experience and the photos translates so well the spirit of it!!!!! Thanks for sharing ! They look so proud of every step of it!!! Hi from Quebec city!!!

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  13. Ok, you are probably the most awesome mum in the world!! and your kids are so sweet... and your writing is hilarious... you should write a book, I will buy it! Hi from Buenos Aires!

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  14. What a super cool lemonade stand!! I will totally copy this. Although Norwegians prefer their Ribena though.

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  15. Hahahahaha love these pictures and the lemonade stand!

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