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Hi all - I'm not too fond of opening gifts in front of tons of people. My mom and I were thinking today of different options or types of showers to make this better! Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!!
I've never been to a babyshower where gifts were not opened. I really don't have any advice. The only time I've been to an "event" where gifts aren't opened infront of the guests is at a wedding. I couldn't imagine going to a babyshower and not having the expecting-mommy open presents. Are you not wanting to open the gifts infront of people because you're afraid there will be something you don't like? Just trying to get a better sense of why you don't want to open gifts infront of people.
I would def open the gifts at the shower. I would think it tacky to not. The only other option I can think of would be to have the person that brought the gift open it for you but your still going to be in the spotlight. I'm not to fond of it either but decided that i'll just have to suck it up and do it.
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I agree that gifts will have to be opened at the shower. Just wanted some ideas on how to take the spotlight off me... like playing gift bingo. But something that maybe hasn't been done so much. That game has been done at pretty much every shower that I've been to.
^^^ That's a good idea! Open a gift and pass it around the room. Once the gift leaves your hand, start opening another one. Soon all the guests will be checking out the gifts being passed around the room and not focusing all their attention on you!!!
Oh, my! If I was invited to a shower and the honoree DIDN'T open her gifts I would be SO put off! That is the whole idea of a shower in the first place!
I understand not wanting to be put in the "spotlight", (I for one hate it when people tell me to read the card out loud) so the suggestion of passing around the gifts is a good one. Besides, everyone really gets to see what you got.
Let the people eat while you are doing your gifts that way they are more worried about there food then you and there just waiting to see there gift and get back to chowing! also I handed out blank envelopes and had everyone write there addresses on them while i was opening gifts that way i didnt have to do it for thank you cards and it gave them something else to do!!
Ps im new here and congrats on your shower. in joy it youll give up your spot light soon enough!