When I think back to my childhood, the nostalgia of summer burns brighter than most seasons. Long days full of running, swinging, exploring, biking, and everything else that makes summer fantastic. Like nearly every other midwestern kid who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, my sister and I begged our mother each summer to let us have a lemonade stand in front of our house.
Unfortunately for us and our entrepreneurial ambitions, we lived in a rural, wooded neighborhood that received less than ideal car traffic for those wanting to make a little coin selling cold beverages. Despite our best marketing efforts (cardboard signs and yelling), I don’t believe we ever covered our meager expenses. But that’s not the point — we had fun! We had a blast sitting by the road talking up our lemonade, dreaming of what we would do with the millions we were sure to make that summer.
The tradition of the lemonade stand is alive and well in 2013, with room for updating with a little help from International Delight! This summer I treated some locals to an Iced Coffee & Lemonade Stand with my fabulous assistants, Ethan, Addison, and Anthony!
The kids and I prepared cups of iced lemonade and two varieties of International Delight Iced Coffee for church members arriving for our evening church services. We gave the drinks away for free but told everyone that the drinks cost “one smile, please!”.
How could you say no to those sweet little faces??
All the kids really got into the set-up of our stand and I had to eventually tell them to hold off on pouring more drinks! They were super excited to greet their first customers:
As much as I wanted to drink all of the delicious International Delight Iced Coffee myself, it was really fun to share it with others, and especially for FREE! I love seeing the face of someone when they realize you’re doing something nice for them and want nothing in return.
International Delight and The TomKat Studio have partnered together, creating fun free printables that you can use to make your own Summer Lemonade and Iced Coffee Stand! Click here to get the free printable kit!
Here’s a few more looks at our Lemonade and Iced Coffee stand:
Give your kids’ lemonade stand a 21st century update by including International Delight Iced Coffee! See more at http://internationaldelight.com/summer!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.