Would it be OK to throw a backyard barbecue or dinner party in honor of one's own second child? How does one even word that?
We don't want or need a "shower". If it's a boy, we'd replace anything that got too manky with our son. If it's a girl, my mom already wants to pick up "32 outfits in each size - you only need to do laundry once per size, right?" (She's joking. Sort of. She's already made 2-3 wall hangings for a future granddaughter. Long story.)
We will want to celebrate, though. I'll want to have friends over one last time before the sleepless months.
Come out for a last hurrah before our big hurrah?
Edit to add: We regularly have my husband's co-workers/our mutual friends over for dinner for no reason other than we like to cook/entertain and they like to eat. Whenever someone from his work does the same, they make a flyer for it so everyone has the time and address. There is usually a theme involved. Murica, "dress up to drink beer on our couch!", best BBQ showdown, Persian new year, wine-tasting, "wheedle SGT X into an RPG", "Chief Y has never seen Labyrinth", "Let's try out the new fire pit!" "Make DH watch a sports game", etc. It'd be along those lines. "Last dinner before we disappear of the face of the earth for a few months."