'After nine months of hard labour I’m excited to welcome Stormy Sonata the car into my family'

Having endured countless baby showers, a couple who had vowed to never have kids decided it was their turn for a bit of fun.

So, they decided to throw a vasectomy party.

The invitations summoned their loved ones to a “house filled with sharp furniture and exposed outlets” to mark the occasion, and instead of a baby name suggestions jar they asked loved ones to help to name their new boat.

Their version of the “price is right” game involved a list of the items they could buy with the money they would have spent on college tuition, from leather bedsheets and a holiday to Costa Rica to a 10mm Glock gun.

The anonymous couple shared their story on the ChildFree Reddit community, where people fed up with probing questions about when they will become parents gather to celebrate their lives, and grumble about a world obsessed by kids.

Most seem agree that adults without children deserve a party once in a while, too. 

Our vasectomy party album - the games were a big hit.

But the gatherings have a serious point said Amy Smith, who threw a surprise vasectomy party with her husband for their friends and family recently.

Always being asked when you are having kids is “invasive” and “frustrating” she told the New York Post. “So why not just take ownership of the decision and celebrate it?”

Marie Assante, who launched her PR agency nine months ago, described how she posted a birth announcement for her new car.

“After nine months of hard labour I’m excited to welcome Stormy Sonata into my family of one. She came home at 5.44 p.m. and weighs 3,460 pounds,” Assante wrote in the message.

Other childfree people have applauded their boldness.

“Absolutely brilliant! Made me LOL, especially the wording on the invitation, the clever cake, and the advent calendar! Congratulations, by the way and have a happy childfree life!” one user replied to the anonymous vasectomy party post on Reddit.

“All a baby shower is is a party to celebrate that you had sex. That a sperm managed to hit a fertile egg,” argued GreenPandaPower. “A vasectomy shower is a party to celebrate soon to be sex.”