This Lemonade Stand Party shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #SummerRefreshment #Peapod #CollectiveBias
“Get your dead leafs! Dead Leafs! Free Leafs! Come and get ’em! Get your dead leafs here!!”
We were outside working on the front yard. Dave and I were weeding and planting flowers. Avery was trying to sell dead leaves to our neighbors and becoming increasingly upset when nobody stopped for their free “leafs”
“What about a Lemonade stand?” I asked. “I guess, maybe, but I don’t understand why nobody wants these leafs!” Avery said, sadly.
So, we got to work planning a Lemonade stand, which turned into a whole party with different flavors of lemonade and snacks and decor!
First we had to get the supplies. I had so much running around to do between summer camp, work, picking up decor and supplies, that I wasn’t sure when I’d have the time to get to the market. Fortunately, a couple weeks ago, my friend Kate told me about how she uses Peapod and how it has changed her life.
I decided to give it a try, and I was really blown away! It’s so easy, and convenient!
You just sign up on the website, and start shopping! One of my favorite features is the Express Shop feature! You just type your list of ingredients for a specific recipe, meal plan, etc. into the notepad; click Start Shopping and the products matching your first item will be displayed! There is also the Order Genius feature which will auto-fill your cart with the items you buy most frequently and even recall shopping history from Stop & Shop and Giant loyalty reward cards! It’s easy, and very cool. You receive the same discounts as you would by shopping in-store, and you can even double your manufacturer coupons (up to $.99!)Once you’re done shopping, you choose either store pick-up or home delivery! Since I knew I’d be short on time, I tried the delivery option. I was abe to select the day and time window that would work best for me! Our delivery arrived, and while the driver offered to bring everything in to our house, Dave and I met him at the truck and carried the bags in.
I should also note that when you sign up you receive $20 off your first order (over $75) and FREE delivery for the first 60 days! Peapod is a simple and effortless shopping experience that meets all your weekly grocery needs! It is perfect for busy moms–because we all know that it can be pure torture going grocery shopping with a gaggle of exhausted or hyper kids!
The key items for our party were Minute Maid® Lemonade and FUZE® tea 12 packs–our go-to summer refreshments! I also ordered fresh veggies, pita chips, and pre-made appetizers to help make this party very easy to put together.
Avery was excited to help with the decor, so I let her help make the sign. I purchased large white letter stickers, which she colored in pink and yellow, and then stuck on to the banner! We hung it up along our fence with a few pretty pink and yellow fans.
We set out the food, drinks, and paper products (in pink and yellow, of course!) And I even picked some lilies from our garden! It was perfect timing for the pink and white Star Gazers to bloom!
The table was set with pink gingham and yellow polka dot fabric and a strip of wide burlap ribbon to give it a rustic country feel. I found this cute lemon sign for 90% off and thought it would be perfect for this theme!
I set out three different flavors of lemonade for guests to choose from (or try all three!) and used little chalkboard signs to label each one. The flavors were all perfect for kids and adults!
We had a Cranberry Limeade Spritzer, Mint Lemon Tea, and Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade! Delicious and summery!
The glasses could be garnished with fresh fruit or mint, making simple drinks appear fancy and fun!
This party was so easy to put together. The color scheme was fun and would work well for a summer picnic or a birthday party for kids or adults! The little details really make all the difference. The flowers, signage, pitcher filled with lemons… All were simple and inexpensive but gave the party a little something extra!
Want to make our lemonade stand party drinks at home? Here are the recipes:
Cranberry Limeade Spritzer
2 cans Minute Maid® Lemonade
1 Cup cranberry juice
2 Cups Soda water
In a large pitcher combine lemonade, cranberry juice, and soda water. Squeeze lime juice into pitcher. Stir. Serve over ice.
Mint Lemon Iced Tea
2 Cans FUZE® tea
2 Cans Minute Maid® Lemonade
Fresh Mint (about 10 leaves)
Add mint leaves to pitcher. Using a muddler, if you have one (if you don’t a rolling pin handle or potato masher will work) gently press the mint until the aroma is strong. Pour in the tea and lemonade and mix well. Serve over ice.
Strawberry Kiwi Lemonade
3 Cans Minute Maid® Lemonade
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
2 kiwi sliced
In a blender combine strawberries, kiwi, and 1 cup of lemonade and blend until smooth. Pour the remaining lemonade into a pitcher. You can add the pureed strawberries and kiwi directly into the lemonade or strain out some of the seeds if you prefer. Mix well. Serve over ice.
Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? What is your favorite lemonade recipe?