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#1 of 4 Old 02-04-2012, 03:14 AM - Thread Starter
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My sister, who is having a baby, lives 3 hours away. She will be visiting for a weekend, and I was thinking of having a "mini baby shower" (I guess really just a little get together!) here for her, made up of family who lives near by. This would just be 5 guests, and my sister and me. I have a close friend here and am wondering if it would be a huge no-no to invite her? My sister has never met her. I would love them to meet, and as my friend is also a mother I thought she would be a nice addition. (and i would let her know this is why I was inviting her) The other reason is that of the guests 3 are of our parent's generation, so it would be nice to add another younger person. What do you think? I'm not a slave to etiquette or anything, just would love to hear if people think this is fine. Thanks.

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Hmm well IMO it woud be awkward to invite someone who hasn't met her yet to her baby shower, as a baby shower is more about friends/family of the mother-to-be. I would invite them both too lunch at a different time personally.

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Thanks, you are probably right and I was sort of thinking that. I was just hoping to add to the guest list to make it a bit more festive.

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As long as she is the socially outgoing/comfortable type I would probably invite her. It is a small get together, and it might be nice to have another young person.  Let her know there she doesn't need to bring a gift. Let your sister and her both know you thought they would hit it off. My sisters and I would totally do something like this. We live far apart and if we didn't invite a friend to a family event or two we might never get to meet the people in each others lives.  

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