Q: When I was a child and had a birthday party we always opened the presents during the party in front of friends and family. Now the child never opens any presents in front of their guests. Is this an etiquette issue or what? Is it not proper to open the presents until all guests have left the party. Is there an age matter with this as well. This is happening even for toddlers. Thank you for you response.
A: Some parents prefer to avoid all of the confusion that opening gifts in the presence of guests could create and wait until everyone has gone home.This is fine, but it’s important to remember to send thank-you notes to those who brought gifts.