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!)