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Want to be organized when shopping for groceries for your party? Super! Here’s a printable grocery shopping list template that’ll help you simplify your party planning.

There’s always so much to do when you’re planning to throw a party or even when you want to have a small dinner party and invite some friends or family over. So I hope that this week’s gift – the printable grocery shopping list template – will help you. 

Printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

Printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

This week’s printable is a grocery shopping list.

There are two versions. There’s one that has meat/poultry on it. And another one that doesn’t and it’s better suited for you if you’re a vegetarian.

The categories in both lists are:

  • Produce
  • Frozen
  • Dairy/deli
  • Baking
  • Beverages
  • Spices
  • Bread/Bakery
  • Canned goods
  • Treats
  • And Other groceries
  • And on the other list, there’s also a category for meat/poultry.

If you use these for party planning, then after your party you can keep the grocery list in your home management binder so that next time you’re planning for another party you can go back to this one and maybe save some time when everything is already written down.

And this is how they look like…

Printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

How to use the printable grocery shopping list template

There are two versions to choose from. One that has meat and poultry on it and the other one that doesn’t. I call it the vegetarian version here.

The grocery lists are categorized and there’s a checkbox in front of each line.

You can use this with your menu planner. So when you’re planning the menu for your party, you can write the needed groceries on the list at the same time.

Or you can use this list as is and even create kind of a “master list” if you have certain things you always like to have in your parties.

Tips about shopping for the food and drinks

  • When will you buy all the different ingredients if you cook yourself? 
  • When do you need to get or order the food?
  • When will you go buy the drinks? And where?
  • When will you get the ice? And where?
  • Is there something you could do or buy way in advance?
  • Important: Make sure you won’t do too much shopping before you have the confirmations from your guests.

This grocery list has the meat/poultry category:

Printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

And this is the “vegetarian” version:

Printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

Extra tips and questions that can help simplify grocery shopping

Here are a few tips and questions that’ll help you with your party planning when it comes to food and drinks:

Tips for planning the food and dishes

  • What’s your budget for the food?
  • Do you have a theme for the food?
  • Is there going to be different food for adults and kids?
  • Is the food going to be eaten sitting down at the table or standing?
  • Do you have enough plates?
  • Are you going to use “real” plates or paper/plastic?
  • Are you going to use plastic forks and knives?
  • Do you have enough utensils if you don’t use disposable ones?
  • Do you need to consider options for dietary restrictions?
  • Will you make the food yourself or order/use catering service?
  • If you make yourself, what can you prepare beforehand and what do you make just before the party?
  • Important: make sure you have the confirmations from your guests so you know how much food you need to prepare / order.

Tips for planning the drinks

  • What’s your budget for the drinks?
  • What kind of drinks will you be serving?
  • Is there going to be alcohol?
  • Are you going to make a punch?
  • Are you going to use glass or plastic?
  • Do you have enough glasses, or do you need to buy or borrow some?
  • Do you have room to store the ice?
  • When will you get the ice?
  • And how will you be serving the ice so that it doesn’t melt immediately?
  • How will you be serving the drinks or is it self-service?
  • How will you keep the drinks cold if it’s an outdoors party?
Green printable grocery shopping list template {Free printables}

The printable grocery shopping list templates (2 versions) look like this:

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© SaturdayGift Ltd. For personal use only, not to be copied, distributed, altered or sold.

How to download the printable grocery shopping list template

You can find most of my pretty & practical planner sheet, calendars, worksheets and checklists free from the SaturdayGift Printables Library. 

But these printables you download right from this post. 

DOWNLOAD: Grocery Shopping List Template

DOWNLOAD: Grocery Shopping List Template (“VEGETARIAN” version)

Tip! I’ve noticed that the printable looks better when it’s first saved to your computer and then printed from there. That way you can choose the printer settings you like to have.

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Next steps: Grab the other helpful party planning printables

When you’re planning a party, you’ll need to think about so many things. Like the date, time, budget, location, theme, guest list, invitations, decorations, activities, music…. well, it’s a long list!.

And that’s why I created the party planning printable series called simplify your party planning.

I want to help you to simplify your party planning, to stay organized, stress-free and on top of things and to throw an amazingly fun and succesful party!

SIMPLIFY YOUR PARTY PLANNING – PARTY PLANNING PRINTABLE SERIES

This printable grocery shopping list template is part of the party planning printable series.

The printables/articles in this series are:

And you might also like these posts with more printables:

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