Beyonce shares photos from Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party

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Beyonce was among the performers at first lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash this weekend, and she's shared a few photos from the star-studded soiree.

The "Drunk in Love" singer, 32, posted a few snapshots from the Washington visit on her official blog -- including one of her wearing a sparkly gold minidress and photos of her 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, checking out the White House Christmas tree and petting the Obamas' dog Sunny.

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Beyonce reportedly performed a half-dozen of her hits at the party, as first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama watched "in awe."

Also among the 500 guests who celebrated in the East Room of the White House were Vice President Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend (who sang two versions of "Happy Birthday" to Mrs. Obama), Smokey Robinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Magic Johnson, Ashley Judd, former Olympic figure skater and current State Department senior adviser Michelle Kwan, tennis great Billie Jean King, TV host Rachel Ray and singer James Taylor, according to reports.

"We had such a good time with the 1st family in dc tonight ! Now on to the next stop !" Hudson wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her and fiance David Otunga.

President Barack Obama was also said to have given a heartfelt speech about his wife at the party, which reportedly ended in the wee hours of the morning.

But don't expect to see pictures circulating from the festivities themselves -- guests were told not to bring their cell phones and there was a check-in area for the devices, the Chicago Tribune reports, as well as signs that told guests: "No cell phones, no social media."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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