My son just had his 5th birthday party and we had a charity drive instead of gifts. We sent a notice in the invitations for all party attendees to please bring a donation instead of a gift for the birthday child. Our charity was the local children's hospital and everyone brought gifts for the sick children at the hospital. All of our friends really loved the idea and they were all "on board" with the idea!! It really teaches the children about compassion and giving to those less fortunate. My son loved it also and it was the second year we had done it!!
on Feb. 7, 2008 at 10:24 PM