My son's first birthday is coming up very soon I'm planning the party and got to thinking about the presents. Every party I've had or have attended it's become a nightmare at present opening time. All the kids surround the Birthday child and it creates chaos. It's difficult to hear the "thank you" and it seems rushed.
My ideas, and I'm wondering how this will go over, are:
I am thinking of just telling everyone we will be doing presents at home and I will send a thank you note or call them to personally thank them for their gift. A one year old is not going to open presents or sit still long enough to do it. I feel that would be easier
Have the person/child who bought the gift bring it up to where we are sitting, instead of having a crowd of people around me. That way the view isn't blocked for other people and I can personally express my thankfulness to the gift giver.