The women of Real Housewives of Orange County tend to be surrounded by controversy and drama constantly and now reports indicate that a recent gathering to celebrate Kelly Dodd's birthday party was not much different in a sense. It is said that this was a surprise party for the “RHOC” star and not everybody from the show was invited. What's the scoop?

Not all of Kelly's 'RHOC' co-stars were included

According to Radar Online, those organizing Kelly Dodd's surprise birthday party were very selective regarding the invite list as they were hoping to avoid drama.

Dodd has faced plenty of that in front of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” cameras, so it probably doesn't come as much of a surprise to hear that during a private event, the family was hoping to avoid any chaos.

The group gathered at the Newport Beach restaurant Farmhouse and former “RHOC” stars Gretchen Rossi and Lizzie Rovsek were in attendance. About 20 of Kelly's other family members and friends were there, including Dodd's husband and daughter Jolie. Viewers have seen quite a bit of drama play out on-screen between Kelly and her husband Michael, but it was all smiles for the birthday party.

Who was 'in' and who was 'out' of the Dodd event?

Co-star Vicki Gunvalson was at the party as well, but Heather Dubrow, Tamra Judge, and Shannon Beador were left off of the guest list. Dodd reportedly scored a $1,400 Chanel bracelet as a gift from the group as a whole and the “RHOC” star shared plenty of photos via her Instagram page documenting the fun party.

The “RHOC” women have been tearing into one another on social media as well as on-camera and they were reportedly told recently to knock it off.

However, fans can't be quite so sure they'll manage to follow the production directive when it comes to toning down the drama as they often simply can't seem to help themselves.

What do you think of the invite list for “RHOC” star Kelly Dodd's birthday party? Was it the right move to leave the other “Real Housewives of Orange County” stars out or does that just set the stage for more chaos?

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