My baby's first birthday is a week away, and though I only invited my closest friends and family, I'm still expecting about 25 or so. With temps now in the triple digits, I'm limited to indoors, so I am doing it open house style (which my friends and family agreed was a great idea because they know the size of my house.) So all the details are coming along fine, but I'm falling short on one question: how to handle gifts? Do I have my baby open up each person's gift as they arrive so that they can watch her reaction? Or do I open them after the party? My friends and family have informally agreed to stagger their arrival times, with relatives arriving early and friends later; should I try opening the gifts in batches? I tried googling gift etiquette for the hostess at open houses, but fell short.