Do you think the guest of honor should open presents at his or her birthday party? At a recent birthday party quite a few people in the room thought the guest of honor, (a woman in her fifties), should open presents in front of her guests while the other half thought she should wait until she got home.
What do you think? When is it appropriate to open gifts and when is it appropriate not to? Are there rules for this type of thing? Is age a factor? Is the event type a factor? For example, a baby or wedding shower, versus a birthday?
Let me know what you think. Based on the thoughts of those in the room there seemed to be a generational divide, but I’m interested in hearing your ideas on this matter.