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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Spring Market Flowers DIY.

One of the best things about Spring are all of the fresh flowers growing around us. I love having beautiful flowers growing in my yard + around my house so I can clip them and put together a fresh arrangement at a moments notice.

But when they’re not in full bloom or in season just yet then I head to my neighborhood market for some flowers to add that touch of freshness inside. Today I want to share how I turned some plain market tulips into a beautiful centerpiece and tips for you to take an ordinary grocery store bundle of flowers and make them more special.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

Make a Single Color Statement

Sometimes there aren’t too many options at a grocery store or market when it comes to flowers so I always choose to make a big, single statement with my selections. I tend to choose a single color scheme (generally white with greens) and go all in with a single flower. This dedication in mass helps to create a bigger single statement whether you’re going with a “special” flower or more of an every day flower like a carnation - in bulk it just seems more grande.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed
Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

Fill in with Details

When it comes to floral arranging, the world is your oyster, or so they say. The details will make your common, everyday arrangement really sing. Start with your vessel and select a flower + greenery type that will really work well with your assortment.

I found these beautiful vintage collection of milk glass vases at one of my favorite antique stores, and just had to grab them. I loved the simplicity of filling them with the white tulips. The monochromatic look added a unique element to my kitchen and my rule of thumb is that with collections of similar objects you just can’t go wrong. Again, sticking to a theme here will make even a single stem over and over again seem extra special.

Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed
Market Tulip DIY by heirloomed

What are your favorite flowers to decorate with during Spring? Let me know in the comments below!


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