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Dear PoPville – Opening Gifts in Front of Others at a Party – Normal or Déclassé?

by Prince Of Petworth June 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm 84 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I recently attended a children’s birthday party and was surprised that the child didn’t open her gifts at the party/in front of her friends. One of the other mothers said that not opening gifts publicly is the new “yuppie” trend. Further, the child didn’t even open gifts from family in front of family back her house. I love giving gifts and I love to watch people open my carefully chosen/wrapped gifts. Is this the new normal? Is opening gifts in front of people déclassé?”

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