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Daughter of Scrooge: 13th birthday meal, can i get away with this?

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HmmmIwonder Fri 24-Jun-11 15:52:27

Dd wants to go to Nandos for her birthday, wants to take X friends (exact number and identity will be next on the crisis list) Nandos isn't cheap, all those extras add up, so I want to limit the spend to £10 per kid (ideally less if I thought I could get away with it) . The kids would have £10 each to spend and then have to top up for extras. Is this completely mad/ unreasonable/too cheap to think of? (Sorry to post in two threads, I was looking for a Total Cheapskate thread but couldnt find one blush)

inkyfingers Fri 24-Jun-11 17:55:14

I'd tell her the number you're prepared to pay for. Check out what they could have for that and maybe order some extra high-carb sides to fill up/look generous.

bagelmonkey Fri 24-Jun-11 17:56:51

I think that seems reasonable. How would you do it? Give each child a tenner and leave them to order themselves? Or tell them to keep their choice under £10?

frazzle26 Sat 25-Jun-11 08:36:53

Either that or decide how much you are willing to spend, say for arguments sake £100. She can either have 10 friends who can spend £10 each or 5 who can spend £20. Her choice.

Xales Sun 26-Jun-11 18:53:37

I think you will really struggle to get a meal, drink and dessert for £10 each, they are really not cheap.

Perhaps it would be better to get the platters to share for them and share sides like chips, sweetcorn etc.

crazynanna Sun 26-Jun-11 19:00:45

Apiece of chicken,2 sides and a bottomless drink = £10
A chicken burger,2 sides and a bottomless drink =£10.65
HTH

pointydog Sun 26-Jun-11 19:07:59

Best to invite fewer friends and not be feeling stingy about the party food.

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