So, my son is having his first birthday "big" party with friends as well as family two days before Christmas. He's turning 4. We are very excited about it - he is excited. We want to it be a time of celebration and fun - something that he will love, special memories with friends and family etc. We don't want lots of presents - we don't have room and he doesn't need them. We know friends and family will want to give presents and that is lovely. But we don't see the need for presents from 70-odd people.
We don't want to ask for money, or for particular gifts. So I was thinking about somehow putting on the invite something about if you're wanting to buy a present for his birthday, please consider bringing along a present to be donated to the Kmart Wishing Tree instead.
But I really don't know how to word it.
I had been thinking about a can of food or something to donate, but because the wishing tree is still open on Christmas Eve, the timing is good.
How do you think I can work it in to the invite:
1. so it makes sense and people get on board with it
2. so it isn't presumptuous about a gift being given or rude asking for something
Any wordsmiths out there??
PS. Yes, he will be getting presents from us, and from family, but not at the party.
Edited by Jekaho, 03 November 2012 - 10:54 AM.