Happy Birthday Mr. President!
President Barack Obama turns the big 5-0.
Since the historical debt deal was passed just in time, President Barack Obama is finally free to celebrate the huge 5-0! Yep, the leader of the free world is officially 50. So, what does he have planned for this weekend?
3 blockbuster events of course!
Using his beloved Chicago as the location for one of the most extravagant parties of 2011, the Commander-in-Chief had to bring out the A-Listers for his first bash at the Aragon Ballroom. Jennifer Hudson, Herbie Hancock, and OK Go all performed.
According to E! online, 1,700 guests attended the star studded gala. At $50 a ticket (with all proceeds going to the Obama Victory Fund), who wouldn’t want to party with the President and his lovely wife, Michelle?
Showing how good natured he is about turning 50, the President said, “By the time I wake up, I’ll have an email from AARP asking me to call President Obama and tell him to protect Medicare.”
An exclusive dinner followed, but costs guests just a tad bit more. Like $35,800 per guest more. $5,000 of that is being donated to his 2012 re-election campaign.
To end this massive birthday celebration, President Obama will have grand festivities at the White House including a toast with senior White House officials and an exclusive party with close friends and family. Oldest daughter, Malia, is even coming home from summer camp to be with her father!
The best part of it all…the Obamas are paying for this White House celebration. Debt isn’t that far removed from their minds.
This birthday bash is one fit for a President. All we need is Beyonce in a Marilyn Monroe-esque get up to sing happy birthday!
Evette Brown is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.