President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host their last party at the White House with close friends and major donors. The final bash will be Friday. The president told a young fan that their having a “grown up” party before packing their bags. There’s no official word from the White House yet. But typically the Obama administration keeps a tight lip on celebration details until the 11th hour, releasing a just-the-facts statement the day of the event. The big names thought to be on the guest list: Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, and Oprah Winfrey.
We know the Obama’s are big fans of the Carters. There are whispers that Beyoncé, who sang at both of Obama’s inaugurations, and her husband, Jay Z, may even be performing. The first couple will be footing the bill themselves for this bash as they did for the Prince concert last summer. Cellphones will be confiscated at the White House security gate and social media crumbs will be few. We can’t wait to get the details from party.
The White House party will act as the kickoff of a goodbye tour of sorts for President Obama, who will head to Chicago to deliver his farewell address on January 10.