Mother is accused of ‘being cheap’ after asking parents to chip-in for her son’s party

Mother is accused of ‘being cheap and rude’ for asking parents to contribute to the cost of her son’s birthday party at a trampoline park

Mother invited son’s class to his birthday party at Gravity trampoline park in Hull But parents were shocked to discover they’d need to pay at least £10 to attendTaking to Mumsnet, one mother expressed her displeasure at having to chip-in

A mother has been accused of ‘being cheap’ for asking other parents to contribute to the cost of her son’s birthday party. 

The parent invited her son’s school class to his fifth birthday celebration at Gravity trampoline park in Hull.

But parents of the classmates were astounded to discover they would need to pay at least £10 for drinks, food and specialised socks to allow them to use the trampolines – after the mother admitted to only paying the entry fee for each child.

Taking to Mumsnet, one mother expressed her displeasure at having to fork out the extra money after the boy’s parent failed to book the party package – which would have included socks and food – saving herself £156. 

Parents on the UK discussion site were divided, with some claiming that paying for tickets ‘was already enough’, while others insisted she was being ‘cheap’. 

A mother has been accused of ‘being cheap’ when arranging her son’s party after asking parents to pay towards it. The parent invited her son’s school class to his fifth birthday celebration at Gravity trampoline park (pictured) in Hull

Taking to Mumsnet, one mother expressed her displeasure (above) at having to fork out the extra cash for special socks and food, after the boy's parent failed to book the 'party' package

Taking to Mumsnet, one mother expressed her displeasure (above) at having to fork out the extra cash for special socks and food, after the boy’s parent failed to book the ‘party’ package

The mother whose child was invited to the event took to Mumsnet to ask if she was being unreasonable to think that the parent hosting the party should cover all costs.

She said: ‘DC (Darling child) was invited to a classmates 5th birthday party at a jump trampoline place. WhatsApp message to whole class inviting and giving time location etc.

‘Another message received a few days before party saying “If you have the socks already, bring them. If not, you can purchase them there”.

‘As I’ve been to one of these parties before I know the socks are usually included in the party, but I didn’t think too much about it.



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