Thursday, May 31, 2007

Kidpreneurs!

Like I said the other day, lately I've got Disney on the brain. So last night at dinner we were making firm plans for Disney this fall and the kids decided they'd like to help raise money for it. The solution? Why, a lemonade stand, of course!! So we immediately went to the store after dinner and purchased the things we'd need to run a lemonade stand.

Any money they raise will be their own spending money at Disneyworld. They did a lot of research last night on comparing numbers, figuring out cost, investment, pricing strategies, etc. They came to the conclusion that $.10 a cup is the perfect price.

So today at noon, we set up shop in front of our house.



This is what it looks like from the street, which is quite busy.



Wouldn't you know the city newspaper got a hot tip and sent out a reporter and photographer! (Okay, so maybe mom called the tip in...) So within the next few days, they should be seeing much more traffic when the news hits the stands. They're VERY excited!!

We had to close up shop a bit early today when there was an incident resulting in all the lemonade being spilled. ;-) Today's grand total earned came to $5.85. They'll be back at it tomorrow from 12:00 - 3:00.

Help us Meet Mickey!

11 comments:

B said...

What a great idea!! My 7 year old wants to make her own lip balm to sell it so that she can buy whatever she wants to without having to ask mom and dad LOL! =)
Good luck with the stand, I'll be curious to see how it goes, especially after you make the news!

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Matthew wants to do this in the worst way... however, I keep trying to tell him that the end of a dead end street won't yield him much adn that it's all about location, location, location... good for your kids!!! :)

AGD said...

Hey girl - I love this idea. Your kids are so cute! Tell them I'm sending TONS of green vibes their way ($) Keep us posted on how it goes. Who knows how much they will rake in once the news grabs ahold of this story. Good thinkin' Mom! Ha ha! Blessings, Angie

Felicia said...

How awesome is that! Not only are they so cute and irresistable but they're learning all mannner of groovy money saving skills. What a terrific mom you are :)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

COOL!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

Oh, that's awesome!! Can't wait to hear how it goes once the news story breaks!!

PamperingBeki said...

Thanks guys. :)

bellacolle said...

Awh! good luck to your kiddos!

Anonymous said...

So how's the stand doing? I hope they're raking in the bucks. It's always fun for kids to have a little spending money of their own on vacations.

Seeker said...

Love what they are learning through this!!

Beki~ I am drooling over your house! Quit teasing and give a full frontal of it, LOL!

Seeker said...

And 10 cents is SOO cheap!!!