Birthday party madness: How do you limit the invite list?

Jan. 20, 2010 at 5:03 PM ET

From TODAY producer Joanne LaMarca,

“OK,” I say, “I’ll ask Mack who he and Dylan hang with in school.” Except Mack tells me “I don’t know. Everyone.” “Hmmm,” I say, “These are boys and we’re bound for these kind of answers the rest of our lives, so we’d better start drawing our own conclusions or become really good spies.” Then Wendy asks who I’m inviting to Mack’s party. I tell her I’ve got to limit the list to 20 because of where the party is taking place, so basically if Mack hasn’t talked about a kid within two days of the invites going out, they’re not on the A list, because there is, of course, a B list. “What if Mack was invited to their party?” Wendy asks. “Well, too bad. I can only fit 20 kids and if your name’s not heard around the house, then it’s off the printer.” What do you think? How do you manage the invite list for your kids' parties? Share your thoughts with other TODAY Moms below.Related parenting stories: