When Life Gives You Lemons, Make A Lemonade Stand for Grown-Ups

I remember loving selling lemonade and assorted goodies as a kid. I did it with friends. I setup at our annual garage sales and had a real-life cash register. Pretty much anything resembling "playing store" was fun for me!

As I was thinking about fun summer cocktails, I thought, why can't there be an adult version of a lemonade stand? Perhaps subtract out the selling at the end of the driveway piece, but who doesn't love a refreshing lemonade in the summer?

Thus, the Lemonade Stand bar idea was born! Here are some tips and ideas for creating your own Lemonade Stand for Grown-Ups! 

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What You Need

  • Free Lemonade Printables (Yellow Bliss Road)

  • Mason Jars

  • Faux or Real Lemons

  • Berry Baskets

  • Pitcher

  • Paper Straws

  • Lemonade of your choosing

  • Mixers of your choosing

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I started by printing these adorable free printables from Yellow Bliss Road! Kristin created an adorable lemonade banner & signage, fun drink tags, and the perfect straw flags!

Using black and white baker's twine from Dollar Tree, I tied on the Fresh Lemonade tags to a set of Mason Jars I had around the house. I also had a package of black and white paper straws, which fit nicely with the table runner. I liked how the black and white made all of the yellow pop! Using some craft glue, I added on Kristin's cute flags onto the straws. How fun is the "Pucker Up" one?


I popped the 8x10 Lemonade pricing sign into a white frame, also from around the house. White frames come in handy so often for party signage and decor! 

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To incorporate some lemons, I grabbed a set of faux lemons that I've used in past summers in my glass apothecary jars. (You may remember a few posts I've written about those for Valentine's DaySt. Patrick's Day, and Halloween. They are so easy to change out seasonally.) I styled everything using a wood crate from Michaels that I pick up with a 50% off coupon and some clearance berry baskets I grabbed on holiday clearance from Target. Target has regularly had similar items in the dollar spot or you can reuse them from your farmer's market finds!

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Now for the adult beverage piece! How fun to add a little Bacardi LIMÓN or a local spirit. We were recently gifted some Vikre Juniper Gin made in Duluth, Minnesota. The prefect summer mixer!


Finally, no lemonade stand is complete without some signage! I used both Kristin's free printable banner as well as my new letter board from Walmart! It's only $10! What a steal! Cheers to some lemonade with a grown-up twist!