Obama to Host Intimate Chicago Birthday Bash

President Barack Obama will celebrate his birthday with three intimate fundraising parties to be held August 12.

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 11:52 AM CDT
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As President Barack Obama’s birthday nears so does the upcoming election, and Obama isn’t wasting any time.

The president returns to Chicago on Aug. 12 for three intimate fundraising parties, including a sit-down birthday dinner at the family's Kenwood home with just 50 to 75 guests, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

An email sent out by First Lady Michelle Obama in mid-July teased the much more lax birthday celebration than last year’s Aragon Ballroom blowout.

The dinner will be followed by a reception with 150 to 200 guests at neighbor and friend Marty Nesbitt’s home for $5,000 per person, Crain's Shia Kapos reports.

Finally, the dessert portion of this travelling bash will be served at the home of Barbara Bowman, who recently hosted the Obama’s during her granddaughter’s wedding, starting at $1,000. Entrance fees to the sweet finale will start at $1,000, Crain’s reports.

It's quite a switch from last year's gala for which donors paid between $50 and $35,800, the legal maximum, to attend. It's not clear what the party festivities will include but the first lady's email made it sound far more low-key.
 

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