Happy Birthday America... and Malia: First Daughter turns 12 on Fourth of July

by hellomagazine.com There's no denying growing up at the White House has its perks.

For Barack Obama's daughter Malia celebrating her birthday with a great deal of hoopla is one of them. 

His eldest's special day coincides with the Fourth of July holiday and she enjoyed a real treat when it came to the festivities.

When the American President and his wife Michelle threw open the doors of the executive mansion for a celebration featuring live music and fireworks for 1,200 military families the youngster really threw herself into the party.

Her cheek daubed with a painted on Stars and Stripes flag, Malia, who turned 12 this year, greeted the crowds on the South Lawn, before tucking into a barbecue of hamburgers and hotdogs.

And a host of other famous faces were also getting into the Independence Day spirit. Jennifer Garner and her two little girls Violet, four, and 18th-month-old Seraphina watched a parade near their home in California.

Violet showed her patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue, and blowing a blue vuvuzela.

Meanwhile, Jim Carrey, a Canadian who took US citizenship in 2004, hosted his annual party at home. At the bash all eyes were on his four-month-old grandchild Jackson – the son of his daughter Jane.

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