In etiquette rules "You shouldn't open gifts in parties" is a private thing, and in my friend's organizing shower and my cultural backgrounds (2 different cultures), to do so, it's no well seen. We are both in the same page on the topic and that's why she organized the shower as a Ladies Party on a restaurant, I'm having 40 guests, and few activities, more as a celebration of my 1st baby, so I don't want to spend the 3 hours she is paying for on the restaurant, just opening gifts, I went to my friend's shower and the whole party was just opening the gifts, no games or anything else, I was extremely bored to be honest.
The problem, my MIL and some of my friends, which are Americans, and I know here is a traditional thing to open the gifts, are so shock and completely against my decision. Is there a way I can have a middle term solution, having someone else unwrapping for me to save time, is not an option, is my favorite part of opening gifts, and I don't want to open the gifts on a hurry, I really appreciate the time my guests will put in picking a gift and I want to dedicate each one time. Someone mentioned to me just to open a few by doing a gifts bingo game and just to open random gifts until the game is over, any other solutions?