The Classic Lemonade Stand.

One of my favorite things about summer is having my kids home from school and filling our days with old-school family fun. Every summer one of our favorite “summer bucket list” things to do is to host a Lemonade Stand right in our driveway. Luckily our little neighborhood is filled with other kids who love to bike over and support our little business.

Lemonade Stand by heirloomed

I love the concept of the Lemonade Stand because I get to teach my kids the meaning of being an entrepreneur. We built this sweet little stand together as a family (ok Shane built it and we helped paint …), make the fresh lemonade together and set it all up. They get to put in hard work and learn some selling skills while we are out there. I love seeing the joy on their faces when the little coin jar fills up towards the end of the day.

Summer Lemonade Stand by heirloomed
Kids Aprons by heirloomed

My kids just love getting to throw on their apron and set the stand up, honestly they ask to have one every couple of days. I used to love hosting bake sales when I was little and we’d set up in this old wheel barrow at the end of our street. I usually pick up some fun straws, and we just use glasses from our house. I recently launched this new Family Recipe tea towel, that features the recipe to my Grandmother’s Lemonade. I found this perfect little Vintage produce basket, that holds our fresh lemons perfectly. We love to give each glass a fresh squeeze.

Here are a few tips for setting up your own Lemonade Stand :

  1. Make it homemade - there is truly nothing better than homemade, hand-squeezed lemonade when compared to that overly yellow stuff right out of the canister so be sure to do it the old-fashioned way and make some homemade lemonade for your stand. Trust me, you’ll have a much more successful stand (especially the more you do it!).

  2. Add some flavor - remember your lemonade stand doesn’t have to be basic. Consider jazzing it up a little with a special flavor option, like by adding freshly picked mint leaves from your garden. It will be beautiful and memorable.

  3. Cross merchandise - it’s a good idea in business and this is no exception. Consider ways you can sell other little goods and get creative doing so. Once you have the stand you can really sell anything from it - from baked goods to suckers (yes, we’ve done that) to flowers to art to small trinkets and slime. The possibilities are endless and fun to come up with. It will keep their creative juices flowing and all the prep will fill up a summer morning in no time which makes for a great activity.

  4. Consider donating your profits to charity - this is a great way to teach your kids the value of saving + earning money but also of giving back. It will make them work harder, and your neighbors will be more willing to donate freely - all while helping out a good cause.

Fresh Lemonade by heirloomed
Kid's Lemonade Stand by heirloomed
Kid's Lemonade Stand props by heirloomed

The Lemonade Stand is truly a classic summer tradition for our family. I love using my family recipes and teaching my kids new skills, and this just brings it all together. I’d love to know your favorite summertime activities and what you love to do with your kiddos. Let me know in the comments below.


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com

The Story Behind Our Wooden Bead Growth Charts.

This Spring I wanted to design a very special baby gift. I teamed up with my sweet friend, MacKenzie Williams, of The Sercy Studio. We created a unique version of a timeless, heirloom-worthy treasure with our Keepsake Growth Chart. We wanted to help new parents remember special moments + milestones year by year, and you can do just that with this special baby gift.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart Story by heirloomed

The Sercy Studio in Atlanta, GA hand-paints and hand-strings each wooden bead for us to create each treasured Growth Chart. Along with the Wooden Bead Chart we have designed a Keepsake Growth Card on a heavy-duty trifecta paper card for you to record each date, height + milestone captured over the years. Each growth chart also comes with an easy to hang twine loop and muslin bag for safe keeping.

Keepsake Card by heirloomed

You can also hang and display this beautiful, handmade piece in a baby nursery or child’s room year-round as decor. As each child begins to grow you can even hand-mark directly on the white beads, much like you would on the frame of a door, we use a Sharpie or gold marker.

Start at birth to mark their height by writing their name or a special symbol on the bead. Everyone uses their strand of beads in their own unique way. Each Growth Chart hangs at about 5 ft tall, and you are able to select your beads in blue, pink or grey.

Wooden Bead Growth Chart, Color Options by heirloomed
Wooden Bead Growth Chart, Color Options by heirloomed

Here at heirloomed, I am all about traditions and I wanted to design a product that could bring a new one to your family. This special strand of beads was inspired by those kitchen door frames where you used to stand each year and have a marker line and your initials added to the list. Every year on your child’s birthday you can set a reminder to chronicle their growth. You can record on the bead and also fill in the Keepsake Card with their age and a few milestones or memorable moments from that year.

Wooden Bead Growth Charts by heirloomed x The Sercy Studio

Our Growth Chart Beads make a beautiful + meaningful new baby gift or baby shower gift for a new mom-to-be. I’d love to know your thoughts on this sweet new product + any ideas for how you would use our Wooden Bead Growth Charts. Let me know in the comments below.


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