White House Alice in Wonderland Party

Have you heard about the White House Alice in Wonderland party? It was thrown right before Tim Burton released his Alice in Wonderland movie:

Then the Obamas went inside, where an invitation-only affair for children of military personnel and White House administrators unfolded in the East Room.

Unbeknownst to reporters, the State Dining Room had also been transformed into a secretive White House Wonderland.

Tim Burton decorated it “in his signature creepy-comic style. His film version was about to be released, and he had turned the room into the Mad Hatter’s tea party, with a long table set with antique-looking linens, enormous stuffed animals in chairs, and tiered serving plates with treats like bone-shaped meringue cookies,” reports the book, which The Post purchased at a Manhattan bookstore.

“Fruit punch was served in blood vials at the bar. Burton’s own Mad Hatter, the actor Johnny Depp, presided over the scene in full costume, standing up on a table to welcome everyone in character.”

The Obamas’ daughters, Malia and Sasha, then 11 and 8 respectively, “sat at the table, surrounded by a gaggle of their friends, and then proceeded to the next delight, a magic show in the East Room.”

And the official snappy pic:

Johnny Depp, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Tim Burton, and the kids, White House Alice in Wonderland Party

Why the heck was I not invited? After all, you should see my officer picture. My grin is positively Cheshire Cattish. For an hors’ d’oeuvres, here is one with me and my first boss:

Me (the Cheshire Cat) and my boss, the Commander

And here is my official Navy photo:

Me, Official Navy Picture

Yikes, I may have to go see the dentist. Those canines look a wittle sharp. . .

Hand Salute: Kris (Thanks!)

11 thoughts on “White House Alice in Wonderland Party”

  1. You’re welcome, Navy One…but I thought I read this occurred in 2009….just a minor technicality though..I still wonder if any of the participants have made it to adulthood yet…doesn’t seem so…I do like your official Navy photos though…true talent always shines through…k

      1. Navy One…I know it isn’t really relevant, but the movie came out in 2010 and the event occurred in October 2009…it’s not really important…that this is coming out at all now is perhaps the relevant part of it…although I cannot imagine why they don’t think that Barry playing golf over eighty times and partying the night away wherever they go or don’t go, doesn’t provide grist to that mill..nothing either of them does makes them look any less classless than they already do…k

    1. Well, you know Coffeypot, the ‘Bamster’ (I like that nickname) no matter the year, the event or the decade remains in a forever state of childhood and affirmative action adolescence…an undeniable truth…so this little ‘affair’, ‘party’ or what have you, whenever it occurred, is only a further sign of the measures to which he will go to live in the Land of Oz, the world of Fantasy & Science Fiction or Wonderland…seems to fit his state of mind…doncha know…k

  2. Be sure to download the image becuz I’m sure the Obama WH is going to get it taken down asap

  3. Secret Halloween party with Hollywood moon bats? Puhlease…That’s so Clinton Administration. Hopefully our next president will be interested in doing his job rather than partying, golfing and vacationing.

  4. Michigan said:

    honestly, i don’t see the huge issue with this. so they threw a party for military families and went a little crazy with it. show me one person that would honestly take on such a high stress/pressure job and not do at least one thing a little out there. humans will be humans and i’d say obamas havent done too bad of a job.

    My reply:

    I don’t comment on politics. I just am angry I could not do my usual grinning at the throw-down. Did you not see my smile in my picture? Am I a natural Cheshire Cat or what?

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