Open House Invitation etiquette for grandmothers



My grandson graduated from high school recently, and his mother (my daughter) wants me to invite some of my friends to his open house/graduation party. I feel uncomfortable with this request.

Question: Is it proper etiquette for the grandmother to invite friends to a grandson's open house/graduation party?

Please advise. Thank you.

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Go and Enjoy with Your Friends
by: Ms P Etiquette

Dear Grandmother,

Inviting your friends is neither improper or proper by itself Your daughter requested you show off your grandson's accomplishment by bringing your friends. That is certainly proper.

I am not clear on the reason for your discomfort. If it is about obligating them to give a gift, the answer is simple; ask them not to bring one. Everyone likes being invited to a party, which is all you need do. Whether they would enjoy a teen's celebration or not is up to your friends.

Why not have some fun with this while making your daughter happy. It could be very satisfying sharing your joy with friends.


Kind regards,
Ms Practical Etiquette

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