Menu Planner Templates

Download these 21 Free Menu Planner Templates in MS Word as well as in MS Excel Format to assist you in preparing your own Menu Planner easily.

There was a time when people use to prepare simple meals i.e. sandwiches and snacks and guests would loved them because the key focus was to get together and eating something during that time wasn’t that important. These days on the other hand, everything has changed. We are not talking about corporate dinners and officer Christmas parties where only important people are invited but even if you plan a house warming party or dinner party at home, you will ask your guests to suggest what they would like to eat and if they are allergic to something so you can prepare something different for them. When creating meals and organizing meals for events is this important, so is the planning for the meals.

Tips for Creating a Menu for a Party:

  1. Select a Budget:
    For a home party i.e. birthday celebration or house warming party, the most important thing is to set a specific budget and never go overboard the set limit of expenses. You will be amazed to see how many people make the mistake of not deciding any budget for the party and once it’s all done, they realize how much they have actually spent on just a dinner. This is why you need to think of the budget first. It doesn’t mean if you have small or huge budget but the important thing is to set a specific budget and then work your meal arrangements while staying in the limits.
  2. Confirm Number of Guests:
    Once you have decided how much you want to spend on the meals for a home party, next step is to check how many guests you are going to invite to your party. A better approach is to create a list of the guests who have confirmed their presence in the party along with the number of people or children they will come with. This way you can see exactly how many guests will arrive and you can prepare meals for them conveniently. Another benefit of creating the list of guests is that you can also ask for specific foods that guests are allergic to so you can make alternate meals for them.
  3. Create a Timeline:
    Whether you have a full time job or you stay at home, if you are going to arrange a dinner party, it’s going to take more time than you can think of. A wise decision is to make a timeline of all the steps that you need to take from the point where you decide to have a party to the point where the last guest leaves your house after the party. This entire duration should be converted into a timeline i.e. 1 week before the party, you go out and buy groceries, 2 days before the party you buy meat and fish, 1 day before the meal you marinate the meat and 12 hours before the party, you prepare the dessert and put beverages in the freezer.

Preparing a Menu Checklist:
If you ask any professional event planner about how they manage so many tasks on regular basis, most of them will say it’s because they keep a checklist. Keeping a checklist can be a great help to your event planning even if you are in charge of only the meals. Don’t think of preparing meals as the task that can be done a few hours before the event but a chef will tell you that for a special event i.e. office holiday dinner or corporate dinner, the meal preparation starts weeks before the actual day. During this time, you will perform lots of tasks and it’s possible to forget one or two things and to avoid that, create a checklist and as soon you complete a task, check it off on the list.

Free Menu Planner Templates

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Menu Planner Template 01

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Menu Planner Template 02

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Menu Planner Template 03

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Menu Planner Template 04

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Menu Planner Template 05

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Menu Planner Template 08

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Menu Planner Template 09

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Menu Planner Template 11

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Menu Planner Template 13

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Menu Planner Template 14

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Menu Planner Template 17

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Menu Planner Template 19

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Menu Planner Template 20

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