04/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obamas Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Green Champagne, Green Eyeshadow (PHOTOS)

Vice President Joe Biden got a finger-wagging from his mom for not wearing green on Tuesday, but at the least the Obamas had nothing to fear.

The new White House went all out on St. Patrick's Day: first Michelle Obama had the south and north lawn fountains dyed green, then she sported emerald boots as she spoke to students later in the day. President Obama wore a green tie (as is political tradition), and to cap things off, the first lady wore a festive dress with emerald eyeshadow to the White House St. Patrick's Day reception.

They also sipped--you guessed it!--green champagne as guests mingled in a soft green light.

See the party pictures below.

Obama St. Pat's Party