This is the first post in a series of what Summer is to us posts….
Every Summer for the past 5 years Emily has done some sort of lemonade stand. She is usually pretty successful. She has done anything from Kool-aid to Lemonade to Tang. Sometimes she offers free or discounted refills. Once her friend and her did a free cookie with purchase. Tommy has done a Popsicle Stand with Otter Pops. Emily’s friend even did a traveling lemonade stand once. She used a wagon to tote her supplies.
With Emily always wanting to a lemonade stand at the spur of the moment. (We are spontaneous like that.)
I decided that I needed to keep all the supplies on hand. So I created a lemonade stand tote.
It has cups, lemonade mix and her money container (for change). She will need to gather a pitcher to mix it in and the chairs and table along with some ice from the icemaker in a cooler. But always knowing that we have the cups, lemonade mix and change on hand makes it so she can do it spur of the moment.
She has made a poster board sign and that stays along the wall in the garage, with the table and two camping chairs. (she usually does it with a friend or her sister.)
There are numerous valuable skills to be learned with working a business like this such as money and customer service, as well as working with others in unfavorable conditions (it sells best on hot days), inventory, and so many more.