42 How to Throw a Last Minute Party, Part 3: Budget and Checklist (Freebie)

Moving right along with the "How to Throw a Last Minute Party" theme, let's talk about money, Benjamin's, dollas, dough-- fine... a budget. 

Even if you're planning your party last minute, it's essential to have a rough idea on how much you plan to spend. I love spreadsheets as much as the next but all the ones I've come across were boring, plain, and not ascetically pleasing. So bringing some glam and bling was right up my alley. 


Believe it or not the song Royals was the inspiration behind this budget/checklist:


Since the last few party posts were rather wordy, I'll keep this one short by showing off the eye candy and give you what you really came here for... a pretty, FREE, and easy party budget to keep track of all those expenses:

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As an added bonus, the spreadsheet has a built in over-budget indicator:

Do you find it difficult to find pretty spreadsheets?



-Want to see more Free Template Downloads? They're cooling off the presses and available here.

Check out more tips on How to Throw Your Own Last Minute Party:
Part 1- Choosing the Location and Theme
Part 2- Simpson's Themed Invitations the Visionthe Tutorial
Part 3- Budget and Checklist Freebie (you're here)
Part 4- Food and Decorations
Part 5- The Gift
Part 6- Pulling it all together-- aka the story


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42 comments:

  1. I love cheap/free party ideas. We host several couples over for dinner monthly and it runs into some moolah. Thank.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you enjoy the printable!

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  2. I really need to be better about setting a budget when throwing parties. This are great tools.

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    1. I hear ya! Budgets are not normally my friends but when they're combined with a checklist I'm more likely to follow.

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  3. I love that song by the Royals! I'm with you - when planning a party, even if it's a family get together I always like to have a budget in mind, otherwise it's so easy to go overboard!

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    1. The Royals song is so catchy!!

      Keeping a line of sight on all things money is sort of our priority now, but it makes things easier when you see where all the money goes.

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  4. Wow! Such great tips...and I love that list!

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    1. Thanks Dee, appreciate you stopping by!

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  5. What great tips... And all on a budget... wow, thanks

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    1. Hi Shauna, thanks for the kind words. Glad you stopped by!

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  6. Love the worksheet! I shy away from parties, I'm not a very good host.

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    1. I hear ya. I'm always nervous that I forgot to introduce someone or didn't fill their drink up quick enough!!

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  7. I love these printables! This is a great way to keep track of party expenses!

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    1. Thanks Jen B, appreciate the kind words. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Thank you for the printables! These will be very useful coming up to the holiday months.

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    1. Enjoy!

      Thanks for stopping by Emmy- such a pretty name!

      Much love,
      Trisha D.

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  9. These are great tips! Oh, and I absolutely love that song.

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    1. The song is catchy isn't it?! Thanks for stopping by Shannah!

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  10. I love the checklist and that it's printable! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you've enjoyed the printables!!

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  11. Great printables. Always a good idea to set a budget!

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    1. Thanks Malia! Hope you've enjoyed the printables. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! I can't seem to leave anything well enough alone- they were a lot of fun to make!

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  13. I love these printables and could use some for my upcoming party! I could also use one for Christmas shopping lol!

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    1. Ohhh a Christmas spreadsheet-- I think you're onto something Amy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Love these tip and am always trying to stick to budget!

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  15. Great checklists! I have a slight obsession with black and white, too! Very cute blog.

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    1. Awe thanks Stacie! One of the reasons why I'm so obsessed with Black and White because it's so classic!

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  16. Great tips! Will be handy this holiday season!

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    1. Thanks Shanna! I'm so glad you mentioned the Holiday's-- I could totally reuse the spreadsheet for that!!

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  17. Your worksheets are not only extremely helpful, but they're cute which makes them fun to use!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Liz! Boring and plain make me hate tracking things-- which is probably why I spend more time pretty-fying things than actual productive work haha.

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    1. Awe thank you Danielle, I think you're my new BFF!! haha!

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  19. I love this song and been wanting to know who the heck sang it! I need to plan a part soon for my hubbys graduation from college. I love these. Thanks:)

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    1. Haha, glad you could find the artist! Hope you enjoy the download :D

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  20. Super tips and ideas. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Marty!! Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the printables!

      Much Love,
      Trisha D.

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  21. This is just great, I love your style. Way to show Excel what's up.

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    1. Take that excel! haha

      Thanks for the kind words!

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  22. What a great idea - Pinned for the kiddos parties.

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