8 Tips for Hosting a Bake Sale or Lemonade Stand – 52 Week Money Savings Challenge
It’s week 24 of our 52 Week Money Savings Challenge which means we’re so close to the half-way point! Just a couple more weeks! How is that savings account looking? If you’re following the 52 week schedule, you should be at $300.00! Last week, I shared 8 Tips for Finding Free Events in your local area. Hopefully, those helped by getting you out of the house for a little bit or making some plans to get you out of the house. This week, we’re going to chat about something a little different because we might not benefit financially from it, but we can use it to bless someone else. I’m going to share some tips for hosting a bake sale or lemonade stand.
Bake sales and lemonade stands are a great way to raise money for schools, charities or some other organization you want to support. Sometimes, we’re not financially able to give as much as we’d like or we want to teach our children the importance of giving and supporting something we love. Regardless of the motivation, here are 8 tips to hosting a bake sale or lemonade stand.
- Always factor in your costs – The last thing you want to do is break even or worse, be in the red on supplies versus sales. Take the time to figure out how much that cookie is going to cost or that cup of lemonade.
- Scope out a prime location for traffic – Live at the end of a street? You’re probably not going to have much, if any, traffic.
- Check Pinterest – Use Pinterest for fun bake sale decoration ideas or lemonade stand ideas, but don’t get too overwhelmed with them.
- Make a List – Making a list of everything you need for your stand… things like tables, chairs, signs, what treats you’ll be selling, a cooler, ice, garbage can and a cash box.
- Make Signs – Don’t just make them for your little stand, but make some extra to hang around the town or neighborhood. If you’re doing this to raise money for a cause, make sure you say exactly where the money is going.
- Have a Tip Jar – Some people may not want the sweets because of health restrictions, but they’ll be happy to give a donation.
- Prep the Day Before – Make sure all your baking or lemon squeezing is done before hand. You don’t want to be rushing around the morning of trying to get those done while you’re trying to get out of the house.
- Label and Package – Make sure you label all your treats and know the ingredients used. Also, try to wrap things up in neat packaging.
Do you have any tips from your experiences of bake sales and lemonade stands? Share in the comments below!
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