Since I'm spending a month with my parents (Jerry&Kay) in California, we have had a few fun days with all the cousins together. We usually have things planned for the day, places to go, people to see. However, one day we didn't have anything planned...so we spontaneously decided to do a lemonade & cookie stand.
We quickly made lemonade & cookies from some my mom had on hand from the 99¢ store and then the kids painted signs to hang around the neighborhood. Our stand wasn't nearly as gorgeous as this one over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom which I love, but we did have lots of fun with our last-minute-thrown-together one.
We honestly didn't expect to have very many customers. The first ones were our own lemonade stand workers. They couldn't resist the refreshing lemonade and chocolate chip cookies.
During the slow beginning, we enjoyed a picnic lunch in the driveway...and then there was a rush of customers! Shouting at the cars driving by and any neighbours who came out of their homes really brought some good business...
Who could resist buying lemonade fromthis gorgeous princess shouting "Lemonade!! Cookies!!"
The moms of these guys should be very proud!
This was one of our best customers...he really made the kids laugh!
We also offered drive-up service.
After each sale, we would tally how many cookies and cups of lemonade we sold. We recorded the amount of money we started with so we could know exactly how much we earned.
This guy's proud of his sign.
Nanny got a workout running up and down the stairs, making lemonade when we ran out, and making sure all the workers were well fed and entertained.
We sold out after 1 1/2 hours with a profit of $10.25...and saved the signs so we can do it another day!