Guest Post by Emily — 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

Please give a warm welcome to my 8 year old, Emily for her very first guest post here on Inner Child Fun!! If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out her blog (and subscribe to her feed ’cause it would totally make her day) at TreehouseCity.comΒ 

Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m 8 years old. Today I’m going to share with you my top 10 tips for a successful lemonade stand. It’s one of my favorite things to do in the Summer time because it’s totally awesome! Here’s what my stand usually looks like:


Actually, it looks a little more like this…

Lovely, isn’t it? My mommy helped me with the signs. I think she bought them at Target. I love Target!

Anyway, here are my top 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand:

1. Smile and Wave — Always look happy, especially when people drive by. It makes them want to stop and buy some lemonade.

2. Never have any boogers hanging out of your nose. Nobody likes that. Just sayin’

3. Mind Your Manners — Say Please and THANK YOU …like ALL of the time.

4. You might want to have some “extras” in your shop. Some ideas are: cookies, bubbles, candy, or other goodies. It could give you more sales or repeat customers!

5. Always do your homework first. Remember that schoolwork is very important!

6. Stay Safe — Don’t get too close to the road, and make sure there’s a trusted adult nearby at all times.

7. Wear Sunscreen — My best-selling days are usually the hottest and sunniest, so sunscreen is a MUST.

8. Wear an Apron — I always get lots of compliments on mine, and it shows people that you are ready to work!

9. Pull back your hair if you’re a girl. Lemonade should not be hairy!

10. Have lots of fun!!!!!! Don’t forget to count your money when you’re all done.



  1. Excellent advice! Great guest post.

  2. Great tips!

  3. Great tips Emily! What age do you think is the best for starting a lemonade stand?

    • I would say 5 and up, especially if you have help from a grown up. I was 7 when I started mine last year. They are a LOT of FUN!

  4. Great job, really great tips! I liked that your container was covered and it looks like u pour it when they pay for it, so its fresh. πŸ™‚
    How much do u like to charge?

  5. Congrats on your first guest post – it was a great one! My daughter will pay close attention to the booger comment and my son should actually be the one taking your hair advice! πŸ˜‰

  6. Dear Emily,

    That was some tasty lemonade. My only complaint? No family discount!


  7. Great tips! Your lemonade stand looks awesome!

  8. This is wonderful!

  9. Great tips! I will share them with my 7yo son.
    Wonderful photos.

  10. Hi Emily! What a wonderful job you’ve done! What kind of lemonade do you recommend? My sons are 7 and 10 and they’re already asking to put up a drink stand themselves! I will have to show them your ideas and as soon as it warms up I think we’ll have a one up and running! It’s still a little cold here – can you believe it snowed here yesterday (we’re in BC, Canada)!

    • Wow! Snow? That’s crazy!!! I had better luck selling yellow lemonade than the pink lemonade. Hope that helps! Oh, and adding some slices of lemon is a nice touch. AND some ice!

  11. This is so adorable! I love that girl. I love the no boogers part!

  12. Love this guest post, Emily!! Great tips and funny too!

  13. I would buy some from your stand! It looks very professional! I remember when I was a kid, we always had music playing. It was so fun! Especially when it was a little slow. I don’t have a lot of neighbors. Where could me and my kids set up a lemonade stand that would get customers?

    • You could try getting together with some friends who have lots of neighbors and doing a lemonade stand together with them. It might be more fun that way too! It’s always more fun to do things with friends. Make sure you share any money you make with them because that would be more fair and a nice thing to do.

  14. Hi Emily, you write so beautifully, well done. And looks like you are a super lemonade seller too! I have just one question – what are the red, blue, yellow and purple thingys in the container on your lemonade stand? They look cute but I can’t tell what they are πŸ™‚

    • They are bubbles!!!! They are mostly for kids, but anyone can buy them. One time, an adult bought one bottle of bubbles. That made me laugh! But I knew he had kids, but I think he wanted them for himself.

  15. …You could sell half a cup of pure lemon juice, (charge more though) I love 100% pure lemon juice, some people don’t, because as you know, it’s powerfully sour, haha.

  16. Wow! What a great lemonade stand! No body has lemonade stands here in Australia, maybe you will start a new trend! Keep up the good work!

    I have a questions for you, what do you do with all your lemondade money?


  17. Hi Emily –

    I loved your blog! I just love how I can hear your personality through your writing. You have great wit and humour and it comes across. Even in your response to your dad’s comment! Loved it all!

  18. Emily, you’re a great lemonade seller and a great writer, too! When I was a kid a loooooong time ago, our freezer stopped working and a full box of popsicles was at risk. We chopped up the melting popsicles and sold slushies!

    PS I love Treehouse City! I’m a subscriber through my Google Reader. My favorite was when you asked the cute boy for math help. Love your drawings!

  19. Dear Emily,

    Your blog is one of my absolute favorites! I am so glad to see that your Mom has given you a guest post on her blog πŸ™‚ Your posts are always so funny and never fail to make me lol! Great job! You are a very impressive little lady πŸ™‚

  20. Those are fantastic and practical tips. I can’t tell you how many times a booger has cost me a sale πŸ˜› You’re hilarious Emily! Fabulous guest post!

  21. Hey Emily,
    My son is 6 years old and this year he decided it would be a great idea to have a lemonade stand! And I am so excited I stumbled across your post! Thank you for the tips I can’t wait to show my son your ideas! He will greatly appreciate them!
    Thanks, Vanessa <3

  22. This is an awesome post!!

    I run a Social Enterprise called The Lemonade Stand – we exist to support and encourage kids who want to be Entrepreneurs. You can check out our site, and download a free guide on How to start a Lemonade Stand – we’re at

    Please comment and share – we’ve only been going a couple of weeks!


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