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When life gives you lemons… start a lemonade stand!

This summer, 250 Tappers will host a #TruFanStand & enter to win a $1,500 tuition scholarship from Truvia Natural Sweetener! Stay tuned to see what thirst-quenching solutions Tappers come up with – follow the hashtag #TruFanStand on Twitter Facebook.

Hosting a neighborhood lemonade stand may be a childhood rite of passage, but it’s also an amazing learning opportunity for your kids.

Lemonade stands can:

  • Promote the value of quality work
  • Encourage responsibility
  • Help children socialize with adult neighbors
  • Nurture young entrepreneurial spirits
  • Emphasize the importance of team work

…not to mention they’re also a lot of fun!

Here’s a few tips for helping your child create a refreshing lemonade stand:

1. Location, location, location

Choose a location in your neighborhood with lots of foot traffic – but be sure to check with local authorities to ensure that you’re allowed to set up shop there.

2. Stand out from the crowd!

Repurpose an old end table, crate, or pallet board to create a real shop-feel to your stand. Not particularly handy? Cover a foldable table with a brightly colored table cloth and spend your creativity on designing a stand-out sign. Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 5.08.07 PM

 3. Don’t skimp on quality

When it comes to lemonade, it’s either love at first sip… or not so much. Explain to your children that your customers expect a great-tasting drink in return for their support of the business. Our favorite recipe? Classic Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade with Truvia Natural Sweetener

4. Diversify

Sweeten the deal with an array of tempting treats! Allow your children to choose from a few options and bake them together the night before you plan to open your stand.

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Some of our favorite recipes include: Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches; Tangy Lime Bars; Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies; Gluten-free Almond Macaroons with Raspberry Filling; & Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies!

Each is made with Truvia Baking Blend  – so even your most health conscious neighbors can’t say no!

5. Name your price

Itemize the cost of your supplies & show your kids how much each cup of lemonade is actually worth. Explain that successful businesses make profit, but also charge their customers fairly. Help them choose a reasonable price point for the lemonade. Practice with this virtual lemonade stand!

Use the profits to treat your kids to something special, or ask them if they’d like to donate to a charity!

6. Advertise

Create an eye-catching sign advertising your products & prices. Many sites offer printables (like FrogPrincePaperieSomewhatSimple, and Tater Tots & Jello) but you can also DIY by using a chalkboard, painting on wood, or drawing on poster board. If you’re using products sweetened with Truvia, be sure to let potential customers know that your products are a healthy choice!

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7. Put on the finishing touches

Engage your kids by encouraging to dress “in uniform” (think cute aprons or color coordinated outfits) and adding a few decorative extras like fun straws, cute cups, and balloons!

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(photo credit top right: Creamy Style; photo credit bottom middle: Flickr)

 

8. Make it picture perfect!

Snap a few photos to share on your social networks. Use Pinterest to find photo inspiration & then unleash your inner photographer! Some cool ideas include a “Life Gave Me Lemons” still-life, pics of the kids taste-testing their creations, & quality photos of your decorations. Share your work on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

Serving lemonade made with Truvia? Be sure to add the hashtag #TruFanStand & to include the product in your photos!

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(photo credits, clockwise from left: Refinery29; Confessions of a Prop Junkie; Studer V.; Centsational Girl; Elizabeth Designs; & Crave Photography)

Stay tuned to see what thirst-quenching solutions Tappers come up with – follow the hashtag #TruFanStand on Twitter Facebook.

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Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking

Thanks for including my Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches! Love all the ideas in this post. If only I knew these tips when I had my own lemonade stand as a 5-year-old!

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Michele Brinkworth

I love lemonade. The lemonade stands are so cute. #TruFanStand

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