Dinner Party Budget Worksheet

Excellent Dinner Party Budget Worksheet

Easy Event Planning’s dinner party budget worksheet incorporates the common expense items and is prepared to be downloaded into Google Sheets with a simple click. Managing your dinner party expenses is an essential part of the planning process but it doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task to accomplish.

This tracker will assist you to manage these important factors so that you can approximate and manage your spending. The sheet consist of helpful categories from catering to even attire for yourself, so you won’t overlook anything critical in the mix of your preparation. Use this budget worksheet to stay on track for an expense friendly dinner party!

Plan your special occasion with this dinner party budget worksheet!

6 Reasons You’ll Love Our Dinner Party Budget Worksheet

1. Easy to View

The sheet is organized in a user-friendly fashion. Instead of having all of the details in one long list like you may have had otherwise, this sheet separates dinner party expenses by category.

Another formatting feature that will help you plan is the estimated and actual columns. You can start out with a rough budget in the estimated column, and once the ball gets rolling and you know actual prices, you can adjust your spending accordingly.

2. Individual Payment Tab

Our sheet also lets you keep track of individual expenses and payments made on the Payment Tab (found at the bottom of the worksheet). Simply enter the Total Cost and assign the person responsible for payments for that item. Then enter your payments made and we’ll calculate the amount left.

3. Event-Specific

Your dinner party should be a one-of-a-kind, memorable event, and your expense tracker shouldn’t be any generic old template! Our budget planner has categories and line items that specifically make sense for a dinner party.

4. Shareable!

This sheet is easily shared through Google Sheets, so you can easily work with fellow planners to get this event planned in record time. Having everyone’s eyes on the same sheet reduces the possibility for costly or important mistakes.

5. Easy to Organize

If you are sharing this sheet with fellow planners, you will find it easy to assign people to certain expenses with the ‘who pays’ column! This will ensure someone is on top of making sure that item is ready to go.

6. Pie Charts

Once you start filling in your budget items, the expense sheet will automatically start filling in the pie charts at the top of the page. These graphs will show you visually how much you’re spending by category. Use this tool to gauge if you want to allocate more to a specific category, or less to another!

How to Use Our Dinner Party Budget Worksheet

Simply click the “Download” button and click the “Make a copy” button when prompted. That will save the sheet to your own Google Drive. Once you’re ready to start planning for your big day, visit our instructions page where we outline how to use the sheet, step by step. If you have a question about how to share the document with your family, or how to customize line items, you’ll find all you need to know right there!

Here are some FAQs you may find helpful, as well as some guidance if you’re not already familiar with Google Sheets.


Now that you have a simple way to organize your dinner party expenses, you can plan stress-free! Our budget calculator will help you organize all the little details so you won’t have to worry. If you find this tool to be a time-saver, you might find our budget sheets for other events helpful, too! Check out our site for any event you might be planning in the future!

Written by Maaike Hassman

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