White House To Fete Michelle Obama’s 50th With Dance Party

The White House is getting a jump on the new year by planning a dance party for First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday next month.

The White House has sent save-the-date emails for a Jan. 18 “Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert” party, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. The event is scheduled to take place the day after the first lady’s actual birthday, Jan. 17.

Guests were told to practice their dance moves and wear comfortable shoes, according to the Tribune. No word on who is expected to entertain at the gala. 

Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity has taken her all over the country, even to the set of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” for a dancing skit. Asked about her plans for her big day during a visit to a children’s hospital this month, Obama hinted that her 50th “might involve some dancing,” according to the Tribune.

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