If we wrote this people would know that we were joking as we're not demanding-type people.
We would only be inviting those close to us, so I could perhaps talk to people individually about not buying him anything. We've already gone through and donated perfectly good toys to charity just due to the fact that we don't have the space. We're giving away our baby things just to move them out.
Could you maybe put something along the lines of 'please no gifts but feel free to bring a plate of food to share'?
I went and took ds to one of these parties once. They stated no presents . So I didn't bring one. Everyone else bought one. As I was leaving the auntie of the birthday child asked me what I had bought as they wanted to do thank you cards. I was. REALLY annoyed. I lied and said a Winnie the Pooh book as I didn't want everyone to think I was a cheapskate. The mum came up to me a couple of times after that saying she couldn't find it. Never again.
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