These are both pretty self-explanatory and, likely, good ideas.
As an adult, it can be easy to slip into “grown-up party planning mode” and to start outlining needs based on the adults instead of the kiddos.
Avoid chaos and tension by opening gifts after the party is over.
Keep the party simple.
Similar to “saving the presents for later,” some sites suggest nixing the big cake smash and any “performance” anxiety.
Don’t over-think it.
Have a little first-birthday-party-planning experience?
I’m all ears…