The proper protocol for an invitation involves letting your guest know what to expect– especially when it comes to food. (We’ve all been to that party where you think you’ll be getting a meal, but instead subsist off of cocktail olives.)
So it’s only natural that Michelle Obama wanted guests to know that dinner would not be served at her 50th birthday party. But instead of adding “light refreshments” or “cocktails and hors d’oeurves” to the invitation, she went with a very straight forward note to “eat before you come” — EBYC, for short.
Read more on Michelle Obama’s party at BlackVoices.com