Greetings, all! Just running a quick question up the flagpole...
Bundle #2 will be appearing soon. I plan to host a casual open house Sunday afternoon tea when it's a few weeks old, mostly for my aunts and such to come say 'hello' and get a snuggle in without arranging a personal visit or waiting for the next family gathering. (Our family is rather close and functional, but we don't usually have private visits outside of our closest members.)
* My mom's side knows about the tea, as they offered to throw a shower so I appreciatively declined and shared my plan.
* My dad's side doesn't know, as we don't usually do events for second+ children and nothing has come up in conversation.
* DH's family is irrelevant to the situation, as any of them would need a passport to attend.
There will be a family wedding on my dad's side a few weeks after Bundle #2 arrives. There are LOTS of little ones in this branch, and part of our family wedding dynamics is to catch up on new and growing members (my point being that Bundle #2 wouldn't be stealing any spotlights from the HC).
Finally, my question: If you were a member of my father's family and heard that we did a tea for my mom's side, but didn't do one for my dad's side because everyone would be at the wedding, would it rub you the wrong way?
Thanks for your perspective!