Appropriate Thanksgiving dinner invitees


I'm seeking an opinion on whether it is appropriate for my sister to ask me to invite her daughter's boyfriend's parents to the family thanksgiving dinner I am hosting. Although I have met them on 2 occasions I did not speak to them at length either time so I don't feel I know them. I would not even consider my niece's boyfriend to be part of our family even though he has been at most family events for the past few years. My sister obviously is closer to them and would definitely invite them if she were hosting. She has also gone on holiday with them but I would consider their relationship sort of forced (they are not good friends by any means).
The couple in question live out of town, if that's of any bearing.


Sister Says "Get Stuffed!"

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Family Invitations
by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Sister,

It seems that you and your sister should talk this out yourselves. Family is complicated. If these young people were married, would the wife's parents be included in your family gatherings? What would be the reason you exclude them? Is your sister asking you to do this as a favor?

On the other hand, you have the right to create your own guest list when entertaining in your own home. As usual, good manners require you to host this event graciously and generously. Keep that in mind when making your decision.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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