Plans under way for Michelle's 50th
By: Lucy McCalmont
December 26, 2013 12:50 PM EST
The countdown may be on for New Year’s Eve, but the White House is already looking ahead to another big day in 2014: Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday.
To celebrate the first lady’s birthday on Jan. 17 the White House will be holding a party the following day called, “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert,” the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday, citing sources.
Save-the-date emails are already being sent with instructions for guests to “wear comfortable shoes, eat before you come and practice your dance moves,” the paper said.
No word yet on the guest list or entertainment.
The president celebrated his 50th birthday in 2011 with a barbecue in the Rose Garden with plenty of friends, lawmakers, donors and celebrities joining the festivities. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also rang in her 50th birthday as first lady in 1997, with nearly 500 attending a party held on the South Lawn.