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With our busy schedules and fast-paced lives, we become creatures of routine. Summertime, this year, is giving us the perfect opportunity to slow down and cross some things off the bucket list. Growing up Hispanic, I remember trips to visit family, staying at grandma’s which meant tamales and the beach, and being exposed to our culture more than ever. I struggled with not being Hispanic enough sometimes but with my family I always felt at home (read more about that here). Being second generation I want to make sure to teach my family the importance of our culture in fun new ways and let it live on in all of us. I decided to create a Piñata Lemonade Stand as our first summer project, a way to combine a lesson of culture and finances.
Having a young child, activities are the easiest way to get messages across while keep their attention. As her excitement built, we talked about piñatas and how they may have originated in China even though they strongly identified with Mexico. Did you know they were originally celebrated with Christmas and were filled with fruit as well as candy? We had fun putting this together as a family, creating new memories and learning at the same time!
HOW TO CREATE THE PINATA LEMONADE STAND
We created this stand , mom on-the-go style. I purchased a premade cardboard lemonade stand and covered it like a piñata. Traditional crepe paper can’t get wet, instead I used waterproof tablecloths from Walmart. I cut them in 2.5 inch strips, cut fringe in the strips, and then glue them on. This was a quick way to accomplish the look. Our drinks of choice were Minute Maid® Lemonade and Fruit Punch. With a variety of flavors, these beverages are fun refreshments for the summer. They’re perfect to combine for a signature drink like our Piñata Surprise! You can pick them up on your next trip to Walmart!
The thought of a family birthday party without a piñata or summer without a lemonade stand just doesn’t exist. Whether you are planning your next fiesta or looking for a fun cultural project this summer, this stand is for you. Hope it will spice up your summer and Refresh the Way You Flavor Your Day!
“Not all fruits depicted are present in each product. Juice percentage varies.”