Friends at the Reunion

Is there a time to invite friends - or not - to a family reunion?

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Feb 28, 2014
What we do
by: Mary T

I realize every family & every situation is different. But we use the same thoughts for reunions that we do for Thanksgiving, Christmas. Friends are welcome. My grandkids have invited a good friend, the current b/g friend as have my nieces. Each of the "invited" know they are going to a FAMILY reunion of the friend, & they will know very few people. I can't think of any of the "extras" who have not said they enjoyed it. The youngun's have not abused the privilege by invited 10 of their BFFs. It works for us.

Jul 30, 2013
Friends at family reunion.
by: San

You both make good arguments, but what about those friends that are more like family than your real family! The ones that you can truly call on . . . and will be there.

Jul 17, 2012
Limit friends
by: Anonymous

I would agree with Lydia. I think it would cause confusion because you naturally assume anyone at a family reunion is a family member

Feb 27, 2012
Friends vs Family
by: Lydia

My personal opinion is that a family reunion is for family only, not friends. However, there are always exceptions. For example, include the friend if:

* He/she isn't married to, but still the significant other of, a family member

* Engaged to a family member

* A favorite care-giver or driver of an elderly family member

* Their inclusion is the only way to get a family member to participate (I'm thinking of overly-stubborn teenagers...)

Anyone else have any ideas or feelings on this matter??


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