Donald Trump’s Family Had the Best New Year’s Eve Ever at Mar-a-Lago

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By Emily Zanotti | 11:02 pm, January 1, 2017

For a mere $500, you could have spent New Year’s Eve with Donald Trump and his whole family.

The Trump Foundation held its annual New Year’s formal event at Mar-a-Lago, and this year the incoming First Family documented the party on Twitter—except for Ivanka, who spent New Year’s Eve and the last night of Hanukkah on the beach in Hawaii.

Eric Trump tweeted his photo with Sylvester Stallone, who despite turning down a spot in the Trump Administration was on hand for the festivities.

https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/815410008720605186?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Famed music producer Quincy Jones also reportedly attended, but did not pose for photos. His daughter, Rashida Jones, was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter.

Eric and his wife Lara took shots with Donald’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., who was born on New Year’s (we even have a throwback pic).

Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted his family portrait from the ballroom, where guests danced until 1 a.m. to the band “Party on the Moon.”

Even the least favorite Trump child, Tiffany, was on hand for the celebration—though she appeared to prefer the beach to the ballroom, according to her Instagram.

La vie en 🌹

A photo posted by Tiffany ATicketsriana Trump (@tiffanytrump) on

Tickets to the bash, which featured an appearance by the President-elect, ranged from $525 form Mar-a-Lago members to $575 for their guests, according to sources within the Palm Beach community.

Tickets were not available to the public at large, but it does seem that the Trump Foundation allowed key outsiders to snap up one of the 800 slots. Incoming White House communications director Sean Spicer said that the event was “sold out.”

Despite  allowing guests clear access to President-elect Donald Trump, the Trump transition team said it wasn’t worried the party might prove to be a conflict of interest for the incoming Commander-in-Chief.

A statement from incoming White House director of strategic communications Hope Hicks read, “The transition is not concerned about the appearance of a conflict. This is an annual celebratory event at the private club, like others that have continued to occur since the election. Additionally, the president cannot and does not have a conflict.”

Trump has, much to his chagrin, suspended fundraising for his charity and has pledged to close the Trump Foundation in 2017. Eric Trump has also stepped back from the Eric Trump Foundation. So far, only Eric Trump has officially shuttered his non-profit.

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