When you were a kid, you probably wanted to open your birthday presents right away. With lots of children, though, that takes up too much time. Bring the gifts home for later and let the kids enjoy the party.
Photo by Steven Depolo
The Stir interviewed lifestyle expert Cheryl Najafi. Najafi suggests you consider the size of the party:
"No one wants to watch an over-indulged child open 25 presents," says Najafi. "If there are any more than 10 presents, I say skip it. If you've invited the whole class, skip it. If it's an intimate family gathering, go for it.
If you're paying for a venue, why waste time opening presents? Let the kids have fun. They might even learn a few lessons about willpower. Check out the link for some other reasons waiting to open presents leads to a better party.