Monday, June 27, 2011

A Pink Lemonade Stand

My oldest daughter wanted to have a Lemonade Stand to earn some extra cash.
We started researching it, making the advertisement and gathering our supplies about a month in advance.
She was determined to serve 'Freshly Squeezed' lemonade.
She also served Country Time Pink Lemonade.  These pretty pink napkins came from Target last year. 
We purchased the cups at Target and found these adorable {free} printables from funkytime!  Thank you Sibylle...love.love.love these!
 
While guest posting at Little Blue Prints, I found this pink lemonade label from The Painted Home to display on the large beverage dispenser.
 
I found this vintage Lemonade label {here} and printed it onto a piece of small polka dot scrapbook paper.  This old retail store sign advertises that the lemonade is 'Freshly Squeezed!'  After squeezing over twenty lemons, she decided to sell each cup of fresh lemonade for fifty cents!
I found the lemon {free} printables from Wendolonia.  I printed these in several different sizes, cut them out, and glued them to a string to make this lemon streamer. 
Ashlyn sold the mix lemonade for twenty-five cents a cup.  I didn't have a '2' so I glued some old bottle tops we snagged at a roadside diner.
The girls made the chain from some pretty yellow and pink scrapbook paper.  This is an easy project for young kids.  We made this during one of many 'black-outs' we have had during this stormy season!
I printed 'Lemonade' on some gingham paper and cut out the letters for this banner.
A little vintage schoolhouse chalkboard displays the cost.
I found the drink dispenser and the large chalkboard stand at Homegoods last year.  I used chalkboard markers to paint the advertisement.
Funkytime also provides these {free} lemonade recipe cards.  We followed the recipe exactly and the lemonade was perfect!  Ashlyn went door to door and handed these out to promote her stand.
The linen pink dish towel is from IKEA.
Since we do not live in a neighborhood, our dear friends, Steve and Tonya allowed us to come to their street and set up the stand. They found the perfect corner with lots of traffic! 
Don't want to make your own Lemonade signs?
No problem.  Target has several different ones in the dollar bin.  Target usually has an end cap of 'Lemonade stand' supplies.  This year they have a Lemonade banner, a cash box, napkins, a sign and all sorts of supplies for a stand.  You gotta' love Target!
I found these cute {free} printables from the TomKat Studios. 
Ashlyn sold the 'Brownie Bites' for twenty-five cents.  The pink polka dot paper straws came from candochefs.
After two hours, Ashlyn made fifty-one dollars!  We used the Sunkist sales tracker to determine how much she sold and the calculating profits worksheet to calculate the cost of the ingredients, materials and cost of advertising.  I wanted her to calculate this to grasp the concept of running a business. 
 {Yes, she gets to keep all of her earnings!} 


Thanks to all of you who provide {free} printables and for the great inspiration! 
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Sybille at funkytime is such a talented graphics designer!  She has some other great {free} printables!  Stop by and say 'hello' and tell her you came from Three Pixie Lane!

This site has some additional freebies and also sells some amazing things!

Thanks for stopping by!

Note:  If I printed one of your labels and didn't give proper credit, please let me know!

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73 comments :

All That Glitters said...

You are just amazing! Wonderful inspiration! Everything looks fab!

Deanne said...

Gorgeous, what fun, I wish we had lemonade stands in Australia, the closest we come is my son when he was 6/7 selling lemons off our lemon tree at the side of the road (he's now 16).
But you have given me an idea for my daughter's Garden Party next year when she turns 5.

April May said...

beautiful! xxx

Tanya@takesix said...

Woohoo!!! Now THAT is a lemonade stand!! I'd just like to sit there all day!! Great job! Love all your printables that made the stand so appealing!!

funkytime said...

awww, this looks so beautiful! love how you 'pimped up' these striped paper cups!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute, cute, cute as always. You really are missing your calling as either a party planner or a photo stylist.

Melissa said...

i am in loooooove with this whole day...

the stand is of course, gorgeous- your gals look gorgeous, the lemonade looks divine....

what a wonderful way to spend a day - bless your friends giving you the perfect location $51 is brilliant!!

now- to make another cup of tea and head back to chick out where you got all your *bits & lovely pieces* from!

thanks for the inspiration!

melissa -miss sew & so
xx

Jo said...

A great summertime activity. Love all the extras and sweet touches to your stand.

Jo

Lori said...

Cutest Lemonade stand anywhere! How fun and I would have loved hearing the customer comments.

Alima said...

So cute! Just found a picture of your Lemonade stand on Pinterest and had to check it out! Great job!

Glimpse of My World said...

the most adorable lemonade stand i have seen!!

The Martys said...

What an adorable lemonade stand. I would definitely buy from her. Always inspiring ideas on your blog. Happy summer.

Joyce said...

What a gorgeous stand- and way to go Ashlyn, what a great profit!

April said...

I LOVE IT!! I would not have wanted to take it all down it was so cute!

cottageprims said...

So sweet! I'm surprised she didn't make a million..smile..The prettiest Lemonade stand ever!~Amy

Sweet Young Journey said...

So adorable! I'm doing a lemonade stand this summer with my girls and i just got so much inspiration! Thanks!
hugs, Cheryl

Kim said...

This is just lovely - thank you for the inspiration!!!

It's me said...

Wowwww...this is so great and sweet !! ..love it...may i by one glas ???...love Ria.....xxx...

pollydove said...

Cutest lemonade stand EVER!!!! Oh my word, it is incredible! How fun for them! (I am dying over that teal bucket too!)

Craftberry Bush said...

Perfection ! Xo

Pamela Gordon said...

You come up with the sweetest decorating ideas! I love this lemonade stand and all it's sweet decor. What a fun idea for your kids. I'd sure stop by. :-)

Wendy said...

This is super cute! And I *love* how you used my printable lemon labels. Now I want to copy your idea with my own boys!

Martina said...

A great mum and daughter collaboration - and al is so pretty! Well done :)

Deb said...

I had a lemonade stand when young but this is a young Martha Stewart here!!
What an amazing stand. Your daughter must have huge entrepreneurial skills waiting to emerge. Have no doubt she will succeed. Hope she made a bunch of money.....
She is the type of young lady who is a role model for others.

Miss G said...

Very fun to look at! Glad she made a great amount! Thank you for the birthday and marriage wishes. Kelly

At The Picket Fence said...

Well, I wouldn't have expected anything less from a lemonade stand created by you and your daughter! :-) That takes the idea into another stratosphere and is beyond darling right down to the smallest of details. Wouldn't that make a cute theme for a birthday party? Hmmm....got me thinking now! LOL!
Vanessa

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Ahhh...love everything you do. :)

Leslie said...

How ADORABLE!!!!!!

Marsha said...

Wow! How much fun is that Lemonade Stand! I love it! I wish I had been there to buy a cup myself. I would have taken pictures, too. I especially love the large sign you noted that you got at Homegoods...we don't have one of those, but wish we did.
Great ideas. I enjoyed your post.

danielhirsch said...

it's nice web page and look wise so good ..........
Banner Stand

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Christie,
Oh,amazing...what fun for you and your family. And a great success too!! But who wouldn't stop by for a glass of lemonade and a brownie too! Look at that line up!! Congratulations!!

All the Best,
Christine

Caley said...

Aw!! This brings back so many childhood memories! {Except my stands never looked that cute!...maybe I would've sold more if I spent more time on the aesthetics!} Thanks for sharing!

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Maggie said...

oh my this look so yummy, where did you get the stripe straws?

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This has to be the cutest lemonade stand EVER. I would want to buy it all, stand and all that is.

HHL said...

This is fabulous!!! you have quite the little businesswoman in training... !! visiting you from BNOTP Thursday Tablescapes!! HHL

Janie's World said...

So beautiful and sweet! Every detail has been thought of and that little lemonade stand is INCREDIBLE!!! Wow!

Sneak a Peek home decorating said...

I am not showing my daughter this, she will be soooo jealous. We recently had a yard sale and she had a lemonade stand too, (made 20 buckaroos)
Enjoy your summer.

Marlis said...

Precious!!! So American. Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Cutest thing E-V-E-R...Wow love all the details...we used the wendolonia printables too...but man yours was amazing! Great job!

Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

once in a blue moon said...

its all SO adorable!

Kris said...

Wow....good for her! That was the cutest lemonade stand I have ever seen!!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That lemonade stand would be hard to resist! I want one in my neighborhood. That is so creative and beautiful. I found you on the "Inspired by You Wednesdays" blog party. I am a new follower here. mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

So sweet and adorable. It makes my mouth water for lemonade! Love how you added such pretty things, cute things, yummy delicious foods...perfect post I would say. Love the hanging bunting and all the elements.
Wonderful.
Blessings,
Debbie

A Cottage Muse said...

Love reading about young entrepenuers!
This is THE cutest lemonade stand I have ever seen! So happy I stopped by!
I'm now craving brownies and lemonade for breakfast!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness you are so talented!! This looks just so adorable and you have given me some great ideas for our next get together. I wish that when I was a child I could have had such an awesome lemonade stand!

SmileMonsters said...

Looks so great!

Jo @ SmileMonsters

Andee Eve said...

Oh my goodness! This has got to be the cutest, sweetest lemonade stand ever!
Love it!!!
xo
Andee
P.s. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi (cherry apron/vintage apron). Just had to return the visit and boy- wow am I delighted I did. Will definitely be back soon!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

This is soooo adorable. I love it. I think I have the same drink dispenser too.

Sachiko said...

Oh my gosh! I love your(your girls)lemonade stand! I would sure stop my car to buy a cup or two if I see a lemonade stand like this.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a cute post! So fresh, so summery! Great shots too. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Debbie~ said...

So stinkin' cute!!! Everything you did to decorate her little stand, is extra special! I would NEVER be able to drive back such a wonderful lemonaide stand for sure! I hope she made lots of money! Good job you guys! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Too cute! I love all the sweet little details!

Christina said...

This is one of the cutest lemonade stands I've seen. I think this could be such incredible inspiration for a "lemonade" party theme. I would love it if you would share this at my "It's a Celebration" link party for July. Everyone should see this!
Christina @ www.inspirationforcelebration.com

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey friend! Just coming back over to say thank you for linking up this most-darling-lemonade-stand-ever to our Inspiration Friday party and for your sweet comment too! :-)
Vanessa

Sherry said...

Great inspiration and fun printables. The lemonade looked so delicious I had to leave my computer and go look for something to drink.

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Your lemonade stand is absolutely adorable! Next month is my daughters 5th birthday and we'll be having a lemonade stand party. I will be using some of these printables for sure!

theteo5 said...

I saw this on tea rose home and now am following you. I am featuring it on my blog on Thursday.

Thanks for the eye candy. The lemonade stand and the planning you put into it are amazing.

Rachel
http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This was so cute! I would have stopped and donated just to look at the decorations and your daughter's proud experession! Came over Via Chic on a shoestring where I am also participating in the blog party :)

Exchange hosting services said...

This is so wonderful!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is the cutest lemonade stand EVER!! What a great job both of you did. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas at the Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

That is sooooooooooooooo adorable. My daughter has been wanting a lemonade stand this summer...let's hope hers is as pretty!!! Just gorgeous!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

That is sooooooooooooooo adorable. My daughter has been wanting a lemonade stand this summer...let's hope hers is as pretty!!! Just gorgeous!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

So cute! You sure can see all the love and effort that went into this fun display! It is all so adorable. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

Elyse said...

GASP!

how very adorable!!! so many sweet details!!! i'm off to view printables.

xo
elyse

malia said...

gorgeous job pulling it all together... m

At The Picket Fence said...

Christie! This has to be the most fabulous lemonade stand ever! I am sure their customers were beyond amazed at receiving such a sweet and special treat from such two adorable young ladies! I am sure they will never forget this lemonade stand!

Heather

theteo5 said...

I love everything about this stand and featured it on my blog today. Thanks for the eye candy!

Rachel
http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/

Amy Kinser said...

That is the most amazing lemonade stand that I have ever seen. It really needs to be in a magazine somewhere for everybody to see. I cannot even pick out a favorite thing because every single bit of it is perfect. HOORAY for a pink lemonade stand!!!!

Marcova said...

cute blog and this is the lovely description for Lemonade Stand...
Banner Stand

Daniel Hirsch said...

i read your blog and thanks for suggestion.....
Banner Stand

Anonymous said...

My daughter is making a lemonade stand too! She's sO exited she got inspiration from your daughters cool lemonade stand love it!

Jeny said...

Thanks for sharing the nice Stand design.
Thanks for it.

Skyline Windscape said...

Awesome lemonade stand!

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