My son's birthday isn't until September, but I came up with an idea about a month ago.
Instead of people bringing gifts for my son, I want to ask that everyone bring a toy to donate to the local children's hospital instead. My husband and I, my parents, and my MIL all plan on getting him really good presents, so he will still get plenty of things at his party. He has so many toys already, so I thought it would be nice to make a large donation of toys to less fortunate kids, from him. On the hospital website, they have a list of ideas for toys to donate, so I was thinking of printing that out and attaching it to the invitation.
My thing is...does it look like I'm ASKING for something? I mean...everyone always brings a gift to a children's birthday party, but how can I word it so that it's not like I'm telling people that they HAVE to bring something? I don't want it to sound tacky at all. Any suggestions?
Oh, and my son is 2, btw. If it ends up working okay, I'd like to do it again in the future, but only if he feels good about it. This year, he won't understand, but I don't think he'll miss the extra toys or clothes. :)
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