The Biden Administration is planning its first state dinner as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and large gatherings return to the White House, according to a new report.
Plans for the state dinner are underway, CNN reported Sunday. However, it remains unclear which world leader the dinner will be in honor of.
A second state dinner is likely to quickly follow the first, a former official familiar with the White House’s social activities confirmed to the outlet.
It is unclear how many state dinners the administration ultimately plans to hold over the next few years, as it varies from president to president.
Former President Donald Trump only held two state dinners during his administration, while former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both held 13 throughout their eight years in office.
Elizabeth Alexander, first lady Jill Biden’s communications director, would not confirm the planning of any such dinners but told CNN that Monday’s Easter Egg Roll helps mark the start of the resumption of many large gatherings hosted by the administration.