New research reveals how much Brits are spending on dinner parties…you may want to think about upping your game!
Millennial dinning isn’t about a simple pot of tea and a home baked biscuit anymore.
New research carried out by Home Sense has revealed that we Brits really aim to please when it comes to having dinner guests – spending over £100 each time we play host.
Apparently inviting friends over last minute to enjoy a one-pot chilli con carne and fall asleep in front of Saturday night TV just won’t cut it anymore!
In fact, the average Brit spends £134 every time they have dinner guests over – we had better up our game…
Almost 10% of those polled for the dinner party politics survey confessed to exceeding this average and spending a whopping £500 on their house guests – whilst others would even buy a new TV for the occasion!
The best hosts live in Bath, spending on average £358 every time they have guests, followed by Gloucester and Chester.
However people of Salisbury, Carlisle and St. Albans will spend as little as £12 when they’ve got guests over for dinner. Beans on toast, anyone?
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It seems we splash the most cash when we’re expecting family members over for dinner (got to impress the mother-in-law after all!) followed by friends and even love interests. A whopping 43% of men said they would update their home to impress a new partner.
These upgrades include flowers, candles and even a few new cushions to cosy down with later.
So, how much do you spend when you have guests over for dinner?