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Is it okay to ask for contribution to college funds instead of gifts and toys for my daughter 1st birthday? We have a house party coming up and I can't deal with more toys.

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If it were a party with just family, I would say yes it’s ok. If you have her friends coming over (not just family), I would not do that. Just return the items for store credit or something and invest an equivalent amount into your 529.

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It's mostly our close friends and family. Thanks for the advice.

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YES!

“In lieu of bringing a gift, please considering contributing to our daughter’s future by contributing to their 529 College Savings Fund fund....”

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Thank you. I just didn't want to sound like we are begging for $$

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