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Isn’t it wonderful how different flavors recall our minds to the different seasons?
Pumpkin reminds me of fall.
Peppermint causes me to crave winter.
And summer? The refreshingly tangy taste of lemon makes me want to grill out and entertain in the sun. Lemon has been a favorite flavor of mine since childhood. I vividly remember my parents being astonished that I could eat multiple pieces of lemon in a row without even pursing my lips.
My husband and I cook out often during the summer, and we invite friends and family over during many of these occasions. We throw steaks and burgers on the grill and create fond memories with those closest to us. While many of these dinners are impromptu and informal, I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to take our outdoor parties to the next level. This Mini Lemonade Stand is a wonderful way to incorporate the energizing taste of lemon with a unique beverage station!
Here are my steps for creating a memorable Mini Lemonade Stand for your next get-together:
1- I purchase pre-made lemonade while I’m at Publix grabbing the grilling meat, vegetables, and fruit. I purchase several of the 2L Minute Maid® Lemonade bottles in order to have plenty on hand. Place these in the refrigerator at home, and they will be the perfect temperature for your outdoor party.
2- Place a dedicated Mini Lemonade Stand table near the entertaining space, but away from the main food table. This is so guests can have plenty of room to create their drink. The table doesn’t have to be large or fancy. A small cart or hallway table will work. Throw a white or yellow tablecloth over the table to match the theme.
3- Add any cute signs or decor, including this free printable that I’m offering here! This sign will let guests know that they can create their own lemonade concoction while they chat.
To grab the free printable, right click on the printable below to save it to your own computer. Print it using your home printer and display!
4- Include various fruits and herbs for guests to flavor their Minute Maid® Lemonade as they wish. This is the fun part that kids and adults alike enjoy! Since I am a lemonade lover, I like all the flavor combinations. Use fresh strawberries for Strawberry Lemonade. Sprinkle blueberries over Minute Maid® Lemonade for an additional burst of summer flavor. Basil, mint, and rosemary are wonderful herb flavorings that each add their own element to the beverage. Guests can even make their own Lemonade Tea by splitting their Minute Maid® Lemonade with Fuze® Tea. I also like to include Minute Maid® Lemonade 6 packs on ice for anyone who wants to enjoy the zesty taste of lemon on its own.
5- Splurge on cute cups. Okay, this one is just a personal favorite and not a requirement. Cute cups just make me smile.
Do your kids enjoy creating a community Lemonade Stand? Or perhaps you like making a beverage station while partaking in outdoor family activities, such as water play or a family volleyball game? These DIY Lemonade Stand ideas are perfect for times like these, too.
Pick up all that you need at your local Publix. Publix has everything to make outdoor entertaining simple. And save $1 on and (2) 2 liters with an in-store coupon. Earn $1 on a 12-pack of 12 ounce cans with this Ibotta offer (Ibotta is my favorite money saving app!).