Families spending €764 on first communion
Families spend an average of €764 on First Holy Communion.
According to the Ulster Bank survey the figure is an increase of €32 on last year.
The breakdown of the expenditure is:
• Party, food and drink: €334
• Child's clothes: €171
• Outfits for other family members
• Children's entertainment: €123
The poll also found that children clean up on the day, receiving around €591.
The most popular items bought by kids were toys followed by video games and clothes. Yet 12% of children opt to save the money.