Should husband’s family be invited to shower?

by Stacy


My sister is throwing my baby shower. It’ll be our first baby, its not a co-ed shower. My question is should I invite my husband’s family to the shower? I plan on inviting his sister since I see her and talk to her alot (his mother died a few years ago, otherwise she’d be invited too). However, neither of us ever talk to his aunts or cousins or anyone else in the family. Not even on holidays.

However, there are two of his aunts we do talk to every few months when we happen to see them at his sisters house. But neither of us would call them up for a chat. I don’t want to seem rude by not inviting them, but I also don’t want to invite them and them think I am just after a present or anything along those lines.

My husband’s sister wanted to also do a baby shower when we first found out we were pregnant, but I really didn’t want two showers so I never said anything more to her about it. I figure if someone gets really upset over not being invited they’ll talk to her (since I’m sure they don’t know my phone number anyways…) about it and maybe then she’ll offer to host a tiny party with just the few aunts I do talk to.

I dont want to be rude, but I also don’t want to feel uncomfortable at my own shower around people I barely know, family or not. Please tell me what you think. Thank you.

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