Don't open the gifts at the party
- Birthday parties are overwhelming, and if there's anything you can count on it's that your kid will have no filter when opening gifts. Add to this the fact that most venues have a strict time policy, and this is one activity that's best done back in the comfort of home where you can control the pace and record each gift as it's opened. There are lots of ways to do this, but the best I've found is to use this app, OurGifts
, to record each gift right on your phone. This will make creating your thank you notes a snap.