Post # 1
I just got an invite (via text) to my neighbour’s son’s birthday party.
I don’t know these people well, just to say ‘hi’, and I had them over one day for coffee.
The invite said, “we are having a fundraiser party and ask that indstead of a gift you bring a small money donation. Half will go to charity, and the other half to the Bday boy!”
Her son is turning 8. I thought it was kind of odd. I talked to my FI, and right away, he said, “tell her we’re busy”.
I’m not sure how I feel about the whole thing.
Post # 3
Not a fan. It would be one thing if all proceeds went to charity but they don’t. They’re just asking for money which I never support. I’d be busy, too. Probably washing my hair that day.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
A birthday invitation via text?!? *raised eyebrow*
Post # 5
Sounds like they’re directly asking for money. I wouldn’t be surprised if the “charity” you’re supporting is mom & dad’s checking account. The rebel in me would be so tempted to throw out their advice and show up with a fun toy instead 🙂
Post # 6
Definitely thinking along the same lines as Ms. Mink there. But that is very odd especially for a neighbor. I would understand if yall were closer but that to me isn’t close enough to warrant an invitation.
Post # 7
Um, that’s a no. If they were trying to teach their child and the guests of the party to share with those in need, and alll the money was going to a known charity? Absolutely!
Teaching an 8 yr old that it’s ok to ask for cash? Not in this girl’s book.
Post # 8
@MrsEdamame: This was my first thought too
Post # 9
Thanks for all the replies! I think I’ll be sure to have other plans.