Guidance and tips on planning, holding and enjoying a dinner party
PARTY BUDGET TOOL
AND COST ESTIMATOR
For help with any item, just mouse
over the question mark.
You Can Enter Your Cost Estimates
Either Per Person, Or In Total For The Party, Or Do
and check the numbers carefully.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
1. Use this spreadsheet to plan your dinner
party and expenditure, before you order or buy.
2. Think through each course you plan to serve.
This should help to identify ingredients and essential items.
3. If you're not sure what something is going
to cost, make an estimate - you're trying to get a grip on
the big picture here, not pin down every last penny.
4. Enter items "per person", or
in total for the party, or both - the overall total will include
both elements. For example, if the main course is salmon filet
with creamed mashed potato and spinach, you may want to include
the salmon as a "per person" cost, whereas the vegetables
could be added as a "per party" total.
5. Please check any numbers before you rely
on them. This page is just a tool to assist planning, not
a definitive analysis.
Quick Tip #1
Plan your dinner party
carefully. Draw up lists of what you need to get done
and put due dates against each task. Some things may
need to be done well in advance.
Quick Tip #2
Pay attention to your
budget. Nothing can spoil your fun more than the feeling
you've overspent. Our Dinner Party Cost Calculator may