Skip to comments.“I Don’t Think It’s Rude, But…” Etiquette Experts Perplexed Over First Lady’s Party Plans
Posted on 01/12/2014 8:21:15 AM PST by jimbo123
Guests attending Michelle Obamas 50th birthday party at the White House later this month can look forward to a little Dougie but definitely not dinner.
Words out that the lucky VIPs invited to fete Mrs. Obama at a Snacks & Sips & Dancing & Dessert party have been advised to dust off their dancing shoes and, more strictly, to eat before you come.
While its always nice to give the stiletto sporting crowd a heads-up, the East Wings EBYC directive has some folks in the party planning business scratching their heads.
I dont think its rude, but I do think its a little . . . different than what people are used to. Hows that for putting it delicately? joked Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-author of Great Get-Togethers: Casual Gatherings and Elegant Parties at Home.
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I hope Lizzie Post’s taxes are in order.
1. Get there EARLY because Mooch will be snacking well ahead of you!
2. Finally! She’s concerned about saving Taxpayer Dollars!
I’m guessing she’s staying in Hawaii for some fat gut sucking surgery. Would have liked to weigh her on the baggage scale.
Why don’t they just say “Hors D’oevres” and “Wine”?
“Eat before you come” sounds so crass. Like, we can’t afford to feed you because we spent $14 Million on our Hawaiian romp.
I think she means a little doggie
The WH is only serving heavy pu pu’s?
Or is that poo poo’s?
Dangs folks the mean republicans won’t pay barry enough to host a dinner party for the missus? And Oprah is tapped out
Someone (Rush?) should call Domino’s and have a truckload of pizzas delivered to the event.
Rude as hell—no shock here!
Breaking laws, breaking etiquette - what’s the difference?
The Moose says: I eated it all. There is only a few crackas left.
I still remember when Rush started a fund to pay for drugs for Dick Gephardt’s mother so she wouldn’t have to choose between medicine and eating dog food.
I’ll bet those snacks will cost us in the millions..by the time these free loader leave the white house there will not be any food left for the rest of us..
Seriously, there seems to be something going on in the background of the Obama marriage. Staying in Hawaii by herself was a signal. Having a 50th birthday party which eliminates the dining portion of the evening makes it an express party. Party-goers are in and out, giving the Obama’s the perfect excuse to avoid each other, at her abbreviated party, without seeming conspicuous.
Food for ME, but not for thee. Peasants!
It’s impossible to be a “beard” full-time.
for some fat BUTT sucking surgery!
Caviar is not cheap...BUT...It's Russian and no way will Obama give in to supporting Russia in any way.
Wonder if they’ll have the calorie count posted beside each item.
Oh, I forgot: “laws for thee but not for me.”
They pay for the food....We pay for the servants.
It would be Little Caesars providing the pizzas.
Is she still in Hawaii???
Can you imagine if Laura Bush had spent another week in florida at taxpayers expense???
I’ve always said barak had the hots for oprah
Orca will order three times the amount needed because she will graze through 2/3 of it before moochie gets a taste.
The British and foreign press are reporting DIVORCE is in the air... it has been for some time. Drudge has a link or did earlier this morning.
The Mooch will pig out in a private pre party orgy. :-)
This woman just has no class.
The woofer proves the hand is faster than the eye.
Have another lemon!
Didnt she have the family dog at the handicapped kids party who knocked down some poor sweet 4 year old?
What is wrong with this woman?
the dog knocked down the only white child...you tell me...
The little girl wasn’t the only white child. In fact....very few blacks...unusual for Michelle
Why dont they just say Hors Doevres and Wine?
Functions hosted on base by the Missile Wing always advised that they would serve “light refreshments.” That pretty much made it clear you would need to eat before you show.
My overseas unit were directed to bring a flight to march in a parade for the deactivation of a numbered Air Force activity. Afterwards, our First Sergeant advised us that we were specifically “Not Invited” for refreshments afterwards. This isn’t that crass, but it’s really trying...
Don’t have a party if you can’t at minimum meet your guests’ basic bodily needs. Seriously. You don’t need anything fancy, but even if she’s calling it snacks and cocktails, you serve enough little chicken wings or other protein rich hors doeuvres that your guests can fill up. You don’t need seating. Just enough protein snacks so that no one has to go hungry.
And it is the height of rudeness to tell guests not to arrive hungry. You might as well ask them to drink water before they arrive because there won’t be any beverages. Or to make sure their bladders and rectums are fully voided because the restrooms will be locked.
A party = sharing of nourishment (in many ways). Even at a college dorm party, guests should expect a passing of the bong and a reach into the party size Doritos bag. Come on, mooch.
Michelle says “Pay your respects, then get the hell out!”
Yes, i know. Im glad you corrected the poster
I would never have pointed out such a thing even if true, wouldn’t have noticed it, not being a racist
no class. dancing champagne and nibbles and snacks would have said it all.
The media and the culture are SO DEDICATED to the Obama Cult, that even in the face of obvious disrespect, they refuse to acknowledge the truth that is as plain as the nose on their face.
A sickness it is spreading over the land.