Good evening ladies,
I am still pretty early in my pregnancy (18 weeks) but will be moving far away from my friends and family in August. H and I really wanted to have a baby shower/going away party before we move, but I am not sure about if the 2 really mix. I am not setting up a registry and am not expecting any gifts (though I'm sure a few close friends will want to bring small gifts) for our first baby. I wanted to keep it laid-back and fun for all of our friends, and was only planning on having some "baby girl" themed decorations and appetizers/desserts. The rest was going to be BBQ/buffet style, and alcohol will be served. H and I were planning on paying for all of this. Would this kind of celebration be appropriate, or just weird? TIA for all of your input!