This was actually our second year setting up a stand. Two years ago, Tyler and his dad built him a lemonade stand to use at his first event. This year, we touched it up a bit and used the same stand.
Another really awesome thing about this event is that some of our local businesses get involved and allow us to set up our stands in front of their establishments. In our case, we set up our stand in front of a local Panera Bread and they were even so nice as to provide the lemonade so that I didn't have to constantly mix and pour!
The day was absolutely beautiful! The weather was warm and the crowds were flocking to the location where our stand was set up. Initially, Tyler was so excited! He got so hyped up every time someone came up and asked to buy a cup of lemonade.
Then, people started coming by and dropping off donations. . .they didn't want any lemonade, just wanted to make a donation. This got Tyler so excited and every time someone would do it, he would say something to the effect of "A Donation? No lemonade? That's so nice. MOMMY. . .Look! A donation!" It was so stinkin' cute!
As the day went on, Ty started getting a little weary. He had been working so hard pouring those glasses of lemonade and collecting money that he decided it was time for a break. So, I allowed him a short break and figured it was a good idea to let the little businessman replenish his energy with a snack.
And yes, I made him wear that hat all. day. long. It was cute. How much longer do you think I can get way with that?
However, soon the little bugger decided that one break wasn't enough and he would just self-select when his breaks were. His stand started looking like this:
Notice something missing? Yes, it's missing a businessman. A little entrepreneur. There was a band playing nearby and he was getting to the point where the band was much more engaging than the customers. So, that left Mommy to take care of the customers. It's okay though. . .it was all for a good cause.
Overall, Ty had a very successful lemonade stand. $89.35 raised in about 4 hours!