Vice President Joe Biden was scolded by his mom for not wearing green when he visited her on Tuesday morning, but the Obamas hardly had that problem.
The new White House went all out for St. Patrick's Day: first Michelle Obama had the water in the White House fountains dyed green, then she wore emerald boots to speak to students later that day. President Obama wore a green tie (as is political tradition), and, finally, for their St. Patrick's Day reception on Tuesday night, the first lady wore a green dress offset by green eyeshadow.
They also served--you guessed it!--green champagne as guests mingled in a soft green light.
See party photos below.