When it comes to calculating expenses related to your party or special event, Microsoft® Excel® can be your best pal. Not by itself. Excel on its own is only a tool to build upon. However, Excel can be your best friend when you have an already-built solution for an specific purpose.
To help you plan your party rather than spending hours building your own spreadsheet, we have created this Party Budget Worksheet. Nobody likes those not-uncommon last minute shopping emergencies. Surely you do not want to be the one that forgot inviting a good friend because preparations were hectic. It only takes a very small detail to make the difference between a great event and a disaster. Don't worry! You can now use the party budget spreadsheet to organize your party and plan all expenses related to it. This spreadsheet will take care of keeping track on things and let you focus on making the actual party the best one of your life!
The spreadsheet is really simple and pretty much ready to be used immediately. To get started, the first thing that you will need to do is to set a budget, after that planning your expenses is just a breeze. Create a list of all the expenditures that you are going to have by placing them into relevant categories. To do this simply select the category from the drop-down list, in the category column.
Categorising your expenses helps to allocate specific parts of your budget to any given category so that you will know exactly how much you are allowed to spend in each. Don't worry, you can add more rows if you are running out of space for items. Also, rest assured that if certain expenses exceeded the amount that you wanted to spend in them, a negative variance will be displayed in the cell labelled "Difference".
The design of this worksheet will let you use it in the Excel Online App and on an iPad, provided that you have an Excel for iPad app installed. You can of course just download this template directly to OneDrive and use it while on the go.