Beat the summer heat and raise some funds for your high school at the same time with a lemonade stand fundraiser. We know, most people associate lemonade stands with little kids, but your high school’s teenagers will really get into this idea because it’s different, tasty, and lots of fun. A unique summer fundraiser like a lemonade stand will not only cool everyone off, it will satisfy everybody’s thirst and satisfy your budget. 


Step 1: Choose your lemonade.

This step may sound puzzling, but there are many different lemonade recipes out there. You can do standard lemonade (and lots of it), or you can offer a variety of flavors that appeal not only to teens and little kids, but adults also. Scroll down for six of our favorite lemonade recipes.

Basic Lemonade for Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

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Step 2: Pick a location for your lemonade stand fundraiser.

Your school grounds may work best for your lemonade stand. The stand can be set up in the parking lot, athletic field, or you can serve cups of lemonade out of your football concessions stand. A local park is also a great idea. Any place outside and largely visible works best.

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Idea

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Step 3: Choose a date and time, and create a work schedule.

Once you have chosen a date and determined how long the fundraiser will be, make sure you have plenty of volunteers to set up, take orders, fill orders, and clean up. NOTE: Get large group of people together the day before the fundraiser to make all of the lemonade. This will allow plenty of time for all of your lemonade to chill before serving.

Lemonade Mason Jar

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Step 4: Stock up on supplies.

Food fundraisers always need some type of supplies. For your lemonade stand fundraiser, make you sure have all of following:

Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Tablecover


It’s hard to resist a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day; your lemonade stand fundraiser is sure to rake in some profits for your school! Check out the lemonade recipes below for your lemonade stand fundraiser; or find your own recipes. Shop now for all your summer fundraising needs, decorations, and much more! 


Strawberry Lemonade


Prep: 15 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes
Yield: 8-12 servings

8 large strawberries, halved
2 tablespoons white sugar
7 cups water, divided
1 cup white sugar
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Place strawberries in a blender; top with 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour 1 cup water over sugared strawberries. Blend until strawberry chunks transform into juice.
2. Combine strawberry juice, 6 cups water, 1 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a large pitcher; stir until blended. Chill before serving.


Raspberry Lemonade


Total time: 1 hr 15 min
Yield: 8-12 servings

4 cups fresh lemon juice
3 cups sugar
11 cups water
1 bag frozen raspberries
Ice cubes, for serving

1. Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a pitcher.
2. Mix together the sugar with 3 cups of water and stir to dissolve to make a syrup.
3. Add the syrup to the lemon juice and top it up with 8 cups water. Taste to make sure it’s sweet enough for you, and then add the raspberries.
4. Mix the lemonade together and let chill in the refrigerator. (Keep in mind that the raspberries are tart, so be sure to sweeten enough!)
5. Glasses or mason jars with ice cubs and fill with lemonade.


Lemonade Iced Tea 


Prep: 15 minutes + chilling
Yield: 12 servings

3 quarts water
9 individual tea bags
3/4 to 1-1/4 cups sugar
1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
Lemon slices, optional

1. In a Dutch over, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and lemonade concentrate. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
2. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with lemon slices.


Sunny Orange Lemonade


Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes + chilling
Yield: 6-8 servings

4-1/4 cups water, divided
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
3/4 cup orange juice (about 3 oranges)
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Ice cubes
Lemon slices, optional

1. In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/4 cups water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes; cool.
2. Transfer to a pitcher; add lemon and orange juices and peels. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
3. Stir in the remaining water. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon if desired.


Lemon Mint Spritzer


Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

2 medium lemons
2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 bottles (1 liter each) carbonated water, chilled
Ice cubes

1. Cut lemons into wedges and squeeze the juice into a large pitcher. Stir in the lemonade concentrate, confectioners sugars and mint; add lemon wedges. Chill until serving.
2. Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve over ice.


Best Lemonade Ever


Prep time: 30 minutes
Yield: 20 servings

1-3/4 cups white sugar
8 cups water
1-1/2 cups lemon juice

1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
2. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.