Deal With It: First Lady Michelle Obama Says “Eat Before You Come” To Her 50th Birthday Party

January 10, 2014  |  



From BlackVoices 

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.

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  • Neville

    Is it that hard to prepare fried chicken? Lazy black bïtch

  • guest

    Then why have a party?

  • NVAdamzz

    Ooooh Madame First Lady!! Whenever my family and I throw an event, we serve food and LOTS of it. We’re a food loving family and it ain’t a party unless we have some!

  • FromUR2UB

    Well, if anybody’s hungry while there, it’ll be their own fault.

  • MarriedMomOf2

    My husband and I are the same way for for our birthday parties. It’s gonna be cake, ice cream, music and drinks at our crib. And my husband and I eat before we go to anyone’s party as well.

  • DianaDT

    You are suppose to know that dinner would not be served by the time of the party and attire.

  • kelly

    Love her…but tacky

  • Trisha_B

    I always eat before I go to any party or anyones house. I’m scared to eat others food lol. Plus you never know how much food may be prepared. They tell you to come w/ your belly & they end up running out of food. So it’s always best to eat something light before going on. If you don’t like the food, you won’t be starving & pile your plate up only to not eat any & be rude, or thats not a lot of food

    That invite is too real lmao. Its a party, not a dinner

  • Nyomi

    I definitely wouldnt be going if i had an invite. I always go to a party for the free food.

  • guest

    First Lady Obama … Oprah … Mr. President … and who knows how many other Black folks I’ve come to admire coming to the party … forget about the food. I would fall out just opening the invitation…

  • KamJos

    Lol, I know exactly what she’s saying!! Too bad the rest of the world won’t get it.

    • Jan

      exactly , keep it light ! let people know this a party not a buffet