Sarah Jessica Parker prepares for Presidential visit

Live picture from the home of Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker has been preparing her Manhattan home all week for President Barack Obama’s arrival on Thursday.

The president’s big-name tour makes its next stop at Parker’s place in the West Village of New York City. The “Sex and the City” star, who is married to fellow actor Matthew Broderick, is hosting a cozy $40,000-per-person fundraiser along with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

Live image from Sarah Jessica Parker's Home

According to the New York Post, workers were seen bringing in rugs, stacks of chairs, bouquets of flowers and a piano for the reception, held at the Parker and Broderick’s West Village town house.

Needing to boost his donor base and campaign cash, Mr. Obama is banking on elite entertainers for help so often they have essentially become a cast of characters in his campaign. He is using his Hollywood access and raffling it off as a prize to others, tapping into a nation that revels in celebrity even in hard economic times.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama will then head to a second glitzy fundraiser in Manhattan, headlined by a performance by Mariah Carey.