Spooky Swap: Turn Your Lemonade Stand Into a Halloween Treat Station
Some purple and black paint mixed with a little glitter give an outdated lemonade stand a makeover just in time for the spooky season. Use this Halloween treat stand as a dessert and drink bar, or as a fun, interactive way to hand out Halloween candy.
Lemonade stands, though a blast in the summer, tend to become dust collectors once fall rolls around. Rather than toss it to the curb, put all your effort to work again by transforming your out-of-commission lemonade stand into a full-service Halloween treat stand.
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The Lemonade Stand "Before"
Now, Spook It Up With Paint
Give your lemonade stand a magical makeover. Mix glitter additive with purple paint and coat two wooden crates (Images 1, 2 and 3). Set the crates aside to dry and repeat the process using black paint and glitter on two additional crates (Image 4). While the crates dry, use the black glitter paint to coat a 3-foot 1x12 board and two 4-foot pieces of 1/2-inch dowel rod, and allow to dry (Image 5).
Once all components have dried, it’s time to assemble your terrifying treat tower. Stack the crates in alternating colors and directions (Image 1). This will provide two crates facing inward for storage and two facing out for treat display. Once set, place the 1x12 board on top (Image 2). Attach a 1/2-pipe strap on each side of the stand and slip the dowels into place (Image 3).
Top your scary stand by suspending the Halloween-themed banner of your choice between the dowel rods and filling it with loads of terror-filled treats (Images 1 & 2). We chose to double-down on the super scary theme with a DIY pennant banner that reads "TRICKS." For our treats, we served black "poison" candy apples and spooky black lemonade served up in beakers for an extra level of fright (Images 3 & 4).