DS 5th birthday party is coming up and DH and I have been discussing this new idea we have. DS has a TON of toys and twice a year, I clean out his toy room. He honestly does not need anymore toys and we have really been talking a lot about his future and we setup a savings account for him. We have decided to put a little insert in the invitation we are sending out asking people to donate to his college fund. It will say something like this:
"Please help us prepare for Stephen's future! Instead of buying a toy or clothes for his birthday, please consider donating to his college fund. If you wish to help, you may either give Stephen a check or cash which will be donated in his own special savings account."
Of course every little boy and girl loves toys so we are going to let the grandparents and his 2 aunts buy any toys or clothes they wish. DH has a large family and we have many friends with children so we usually have about 50 guest at our birthday parties so I was thinking all those people could donate. If they are anything like me, I would love to give just money. I honestly hate shopping for little kids birthday parties. Do you think this is a good idea or tacky? Would you word the insert differently?