Saturday, June 09, 2012

An 11th Birthday Party For Sasha Obama

First Lady takes daughters & pals to gourmet burger joint...
UPDATE: A visit to Pinkberry on Sasha's birthday
The youngest child to live in the White House since the Carter Administration, Sasha Obama celebrates her 11th birthday on Sunday, June 10. First Lady Michelle Obama treated her daughter to an early birthday party last week at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Dulles, Virginia. Sasha celebrated with sister Malia, 13, and a gang of ten friends. Busy on the campaign trail, papa President Obama was not part of the party. (Above: Mrs. Obama with Sasha, l, and Malia in Los Angeles in March)

The Obama gals and their pals "dined on a variety of items, including chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers with avocado and milkshakes," reported Us magazine. Red Robin boasts "innovative and trendy new food items, and "out-of-this-world" beverages from an in-house "Mad Mixologist," according to its website. The eatery is located about 30 miles from DC.

"Before leaving the restaurant, the First Lady left a generous tip for the server and tapped management on the shoulder to let them know 'everything was wonderful and the girls had a great time,'" a source at the party said.

Sasha celebrated her tenth birthday at DC's wildly popular Georgetown Cupcake. She will go to camp for the first time this summer, Mrs. Obama told a group of Mommybloggers this week during a roundtable to promote her new gardening book. Neither Sasha nor Malia appear in photos in the book; they don't like to garden, Mrs. Obama has said during recent interviews.

Malia turns 14 on July 4th. Mrs. Obama marked her 48th birthday in January with a party at BLT Steak, located two blocks from the White House. The President celebrated his landmark 50th birthday at the White House last August.

The President has no public events scheduled this weekend.

*AP photo; Mrs. Obama and the girls were at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards