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How much have you spent on Xmas food shopping?

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U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 22:43:24

And for how many people?

TheSkyIsAwake Mon 21-Dec-15 22:49:19

£50 for Xmas eve for 3 adults and 3 DC plus £20 buffet bits for Boxing Day (2 adults and 3 DC)

LaurieFairyCake Mon 21-Dec-15 22:50:12

£269 for the week. About £100 more than normal, £70 of that is the turkey.

U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 22:50:49

There is 7 of us here and we will have 10 people eating on Xmas day.

I have spent £150 and that includes Xmas eve, Xmas day and Boxing day food. No alcohol but a few boxes of cheap chocolates.

Dh thinks that's a lot. He isn't moaning because I was the one who did it online but I think I've done pretty well! Although I'm now worrying I haven't got enough.

BooOzMoo Mon 21-Dec-15 22:52:48

About £250 including Booze. 3 adults and 3 kids!

Makes me sad ! Turkey was £45 alone xxx

Beth2511 Mon 21-Dec-15 22:52:53

4 adults, 2dc and about £150 inc. Normal shop

ivykaty44 Mon 21-Dec-15 22:53:31

£130 not including the meat, but that's food for ten days for three if us and fourvon Xmas day

cuntycowfacemonkey Mon 21-Dec-15 22:53:39

I've spent about £300 but that includes food and alcohol for 15 people

penguinplease Mon 21-Dec-15 22:55:46

I haven't done mine yet but I'm a bit worried!! Anticipating it being around £250

U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 22:59:57

Bloody hell.

I am definitely worrying now.

ConceptOfBiscuits Mon 21-Dec-15 23:01:44

£6 on a bottle of Asti, priorities grin
Does that make you more relaxed I wont say I am not at home for Christmas

DancingDuck Mon 21-Dec-15 23:02:37

About £300 including booze. But we have 6 adults for Christmas Day and 14-16 for Boxing Day.

U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 23:04:30

Ahh screw it. My mum and sister won't care anyway. I am sure they just want my lovely company and will happily share a roast potato between them grin

I'm usually an over caterer, so I'm sure I will be fine.

BonesyBones Mon 21-Dec-15 23:04:56

£350, for 10 people for 3 days and 5 people for another 3 days. Includes meat and alcohol and party food. About £40 of that was last minute gifts at the supermarket (pjs, alcohol and chocolates).

U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 23:05:01

For those who have spent around £300 what are you all eating?

Louise43210 Mon 21-Dec-15 23:07:45

I got Christmas Day food, food for next few days, and days after - approx 12 days I'd say. Bought cleaning products, toiletries too. My turkey crown was £20 odd. Plus more wrapping paper, tags. Have 6 in my family. Feel a bit guilty that I spent so much - £250. Can u tell lol! Its a lot for me compared to normal!

CremeEggThief Mon 21-Dec-15 23:08:53

If my online order comes complete tomorrow, just under £70. However, that is all Christmas food, a bottle of Prosecco and a bottle of wine, all vegetarian, and only for two, so quite a lot really. No household/store cupboard items at all.

Louise43210 Mon 21-Dec-15 23:09:42

£150 is fine. Don't get more if you don't need to. I was just trying to avoid that popping to the local shop every 5 minutes!

U2HasTheEdge Mon 21-Dec-15 23:12:13

£250 for 12 days plus Xmas dinner sounds pretty good actually, especially for 6 of you.

I just ordered more potatoes incase.

It's the one thing me and dh don't agree on. I buy too much food and I think he buys too little. This time I think I have bought too little and he still thinks I've bought too much.

Teawaster Mon 21-Dec-15 23:18:28

I would say about £300 and that's only for 5 people. However I like to get a big turkey and do things for a few days afterwards before freezing some. I usually buy things like a bottle of gin/vodka/whiskey to have in case someone calls or one of us wants a glad but the bottle could last a year or more so I don't see it as a Xmas expense specifically

notenoughbottle Mon 21-Dec-15 23:19:26

Just over £200 for 1 week, including all drinks. Will be having family and a small amount of friends in and out to feed too.

imwithspud Mon 21-Dec-15 23:25:02

We spent about £99, a bit more than we usually spend. Two adults, a 3 year old and 6month old. That includes food for this week, some extra treats/ingredients that we wouldn't normally buy as well and general household items such as cleaning products and loo roll.

Squishyeyeballs Mon 21-Dec-15 23:27:35

Around £180, the shop should do us for 10-14 days but doesn't include the turkey, lamb or alcohol which have been bought separate. We'll have 4 adults and 2 kids for christmas dinner but the leftovers will be feeding us for at least 4 more days fgrin and I cannot wait because leftovers are the best thing about christmas

Philoslothy Mon 21-Dec-15 23:35:26

We have 20 people coming, for Christmas Day including booze I am expecting about £700. That includes champagne and two turkeys so not bad at £35 a head, you would pay much much more in a restaurant. We don't really do presents either as hosting Christmas is our present.

leb33 Mon 21-Dec-15 23:48:52

£210 over two weekly shops - that is Xmas dinner for 4 people, plus buffet style food for approx 12 adults and 8 DC's for Xmas Eve, and another little buffet style gathering for 6 people post Xmas. It includes approx £70 worth of booze plus both weeks 'normal' shop ie: milk, bread, fruit, etc. Will only need to do a top up shop towards new year. Think I've done quite well.

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