Hosting a dinner party is a great way to get all your friends together and relax at home, while enjoying a sociable evening with delicious food and drink.

Forget spending a fortune on Ubers, waiting around for slow waiters or paying for compulsory service charge - it's usually a much cheaper and easier option.

Well, that's if you don't whack out a bill for your friends to pay at the end of the night - which is what one surprised dinner party guest was hit with.

They were asked to cover the cost of the ingredients per person, despite turning up with a bottle of wine to share and an invite to have them over in return.

Venting to Mumsnet, the guest said: "We were invited to a friend's house for dinner. Took a bottle of good wine with us, we wouldn't ever go empty-handed.

"Had a good meal, but they sent us a message after asking for money for each person! I thought this was crazy and I would never ask anyone to pay for their food if I invited them over!

"Am I being unreasonable to be a bit annoyed? We've already arranged to have them to ours in a few weeks time and I'm not asking them for anything!"

Most people were shocked by her post and agreed the host was out of order for not warning them that they've have to pay for their food.

"Outrageous behaviour and incredibly rude," one person said, while another commented: "I would be absolutely mortified to know someone that tight."

A third put: "If they couldn't afford to host then they should have asked everyone over and to bring a plate of food.

"Or say come over and we will get a takeaway but would everyone mind paying for their own share. But to ask for money afterward is just crazy."

Though some users have told them to transfer the money then cancel the invitation to return the favour.

Another suggested: "Couldn't you just text them back saying we are hosting on x. Cost will be the same shall we just call it even?"

The original poster added in the comments section that they'd been asked for just over £20 each - they're "assuming that was all the food they cooked divided by all of us".

To which someone joked: "Tell them the bottle of wine you took was £45.05. So they actually owe you five quid. You'll let them off the 5p as they're such good friends."

What would you do in this situation? Let us know in the comments.

2023-05-16T16:00:31Z dg43tfdfdgfd