Mom Charges Guests $90 a Head for Christmas Dinner, Even Her Kids Have To Pay

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A mom has charged guests $90 ahead for Christmas dinner insisting that she’s “not a charity”, and even her own children have to pay to eat there.

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And the mom-of-2 doesn’t feel bad about it at all.

Helen Robertson, a forty-three-year-old admin assistant, and a mom of 2 boys, eleven and seventeen, has made it her mission not to go into 2022 in any debt, and so, she’s charging people a fee to dine with her this Christmas.

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Now, we all get excited for the much appreciated Christmas dinner.

But what we don’t always remember is that the bills for that particular dinner can add up pretty quickly… It’s something that the host or hostess deals with all on their own, usually.

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But Helen, who is usually the hostess for Christmas dinner among her family and friends, doesn’t want to be faced with the financial burden on her own this year.

“I decided I would charge for Christmas dinner in March this year after racking up £2.5k of debt over previous festive periods which took me practically all year to pay off,” she admitted to the Sun.

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And well, when you’re catering for twelve people like Helen is, the bills are bound to overwhelm you.

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So, the least people can do is chip in, right?

“I’m not a charity and while I love entertaining people it isn’t sustainable to cook a full Christmas meal with all the trimmings for friends and family,” she continued.

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So, what does chipping in get you if you’re dining with Helen?

Well, if you pay $46, you’ll get “a starter, main, dessert, canapes, and snacks as well as a glass of Champagne or juice.” Or, if you pay $93, you’ll get “supermarket-brand booze which will give them access to unlimited white and red wine, beer, sherry and two glasses of Champagne or Bucks Fizz.”

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Oh, and let’s not forget, the kids have to cough up, as well.

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But, it’s only $13 for them.

“I’m even charging immediate family with my kids, Peter, 17, and George, 11, shelling out from their pocket money… 50p at a time,” the mom said.

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And so now, all that’s left for the mom to do is determine who’s coming, and who’s decided to give it a miss…

And buy the food, of course.

Talking to the news outlet, Helen said: “People’s reactions have been mixed – and there was a certain amount of surprise when I sent people an invoice attached to their Christmas dinner invite. 

“Within half an hour of the email going out, I had five people tell me it was a great idea. And two even put a deposit into my special Christmas dinner day account.”

Well, at least some people are enthused about it, right?

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But, others weren’t all too happy.

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And it only means that they’re going to miss out on a delicious dinner made with love and appreciation.

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