Increasing Lemonade Day Sales

 

Would you like to help your kid entrepreneur increase their sales?

Having additional products beyond lemonade will help to dramatically increase sales, once they have a customer placing an order they can easily offer something extra. There are just a few things to consider when choosing some add on products –

  1. How will the products withstand sitting out?
  2. How will the product be packaged?
  3. Will it need to be transported?
  4. What cost will be put on the product?

Below are 3 recipes we think are great lemonade stand add-ons:

 

TRAIL MIX:

The best thing about trail mix is that you can be creative about what you put in it.   And it requires zero cooking.  Generally, you combine a mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruit grains and sweets to create the combination that can match the theme of your lemonade stand.

S’more trail mix:                                                                              

  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Teddy Grahams
  • 1 cup mini pretzels
  • 1 bag Hershey’s Milk Chocolate drops, 8 oz.

Recipe courtesy of : http://thesensiblemom.com/2014/04/best-smores-bar-smores-trail-mix-recipe-clean-made-easy

 

POPCORN:

Having a salty snack will encourage customers to buy more lemonade.  This recipe for popcorn is easy! No fancy equipment needed and you can make a ton of popcorn for a small amount of money.

 

Stovetop Yumminess:

  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels

Instructions

  1. Add salt and oil in a 3-quart saucepan. This allows salt to be evenly distributed throughout the popcorn.
  2. Heat the oil on medium-high heat. Allow to melt completely.
  3. Put 3 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.
  4. When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. (Count out loud; it’s fun to do with kids.)
  5. Waiting 30 seconds allows all of the kernels to reach a similar temperature so they all pop at about the same time.
  6. Return the pan to the heat. The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner.
  7. Keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release. This makes for drier and crisper popcorn.
  8. Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.
  9. Flavor as desired.

 

Recipe courtesy of : http://kidseatvegetables.com/recipe/easy-stovetop-popcorn/

 

SUGAR COOKIES:

You can never go wrong with a classic and delicious sugar cookie. Something baked and yummy is always a great idea to add to any lemonade stand. Even if your choice of cookie or sweet is different, have fun and be creative!

 

The Classic Sugar Cookie:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Extra sugar for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together.
  3. Add eggs and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix well.
  5. Form cookie dough into even size balls (I use a small ice cream scooper) and drop into white sugar to coat.
  6. * If you’re going to use a cookie cutter to shape them roll onto a floured surface to cutout and bake as directed. *
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool.

Recipe courtesy of a CCFCU employee.

 

 

What is CCFCU bringing Lemonade Day?

Lemonade Day is a fun and interactive way for any child, student and/or young adult to start their very own business, a lemonade stand. Through this we hope their experience of earning real tangible money will help them to understand the save, spend, and share concept. The idea is that the kid entrepreneurs will learn to apply these concepts to their own daily and lifelong goals.

 

Visit https://lemonadeday.org/odessa to register and participate in Odessa’s Second Annual Lemonade Day, this Saturday, October 28th!