This reply was originally posted by user momodoodle in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I’d protect him from having it happen again. I have never had this happen to my daughter, but I have had kids come to the party and then never play with her again. Like, almost every year! I actually had one girl “break up” with my daughter as I drove her home from the birthday party itself! Thankfully, my kid didn’t notice.
As a result, I have asked my child to have small parties – 2 or 3 girls. It has been much better. She’s in 7th grade and has really good friends now.
I would also address the school staff and say that you simply won’t abide by the rule given what happened last year and that you are inviting (name and name) to your son’s birthday event and that’s it (in the event they are in his class).