Looking for thoughts as I don't want to seem like an attention hog for my kids. I want to have a combined 1/2 birthday party at a local play place for my boys this year. Their birthdays fell right after my father passed away earlier this year and their 1/2 birthdays will fall when my in-laws will be visiting for a month from Europe (they visit every year or every other year but will never visit on their birthdays due to what time of year they fall on).
I'm going to request no gifts. Do you like either of these ideas:
- suggest people make/bring a card with birthday wishes for the boys in lieu of gifts
- suggest people make a donation to a certain charity for children if they'd like to do something (iffy about this as I feel it implies they have to give something which I don't want them to feel obligated)