Unlike some kiddie birthday parties, it's completely kosher to open the gifts at a baby shower.
But, some full bellied women shun the spotlight when it comes to fawning over bottles and diaper bins. So take some of the heat off the mama–to–be and engage the guests with a present opening game that livens things up. To learn about the time saver, read more.
When it's time to open the gifts, ask everyone to sit in a circle and have the hostesses pass each one a present. Each person opens the gift she is holding at the same time. Then the expectant mom goes from person to person, holds up the gift and announces who it's from.
While this speeds up the present process, nothing is lost since everyone sees the adorable onesies, bunny chair and silver spoons. It just allows for a quick return to the sparkling cider and mimosa bar!