Donald Trump Jr. was back in the Big Apple on Thursday and surrounded by family as he and wife Vanessa headed out with their four youngest kids to celebrate son Tristan’s birthday.
For the big day, the family chose A La Mode, a New York City ice cream parlor located just three blocks away from their Manhattan apartment.
There were presents and candy and ice cream of course at the party, and no shortage of Secret Service agents, with Don Jr’s detail including at least eight men a source tells DailyMail.com.
That is not all either, as there was also a convoy of four SUVs outside the restaurant according to the source, with two people-carrier vehicles and two protection vehicles making the short ride over to the party.
This well-protected family outing comes one week after it was revealed that Don Jr. had ditched his Secret Service detail while on a hunting trip in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
I scream, you scream: Donald Trump Jr celebrated son Tristan’s sixth birthday on Thursday with a trip to a New York City ice cream parlor located three blocks from the family’s home ( l to r: Chloe, Vanessa, Kai, Spencer, Don Jr and Tristan)
We all scream for Secret Service protection: He was joined by wife Vanessa and four of their five children, with oldest son Donnie (Donald III) not joining the group
Protect and soft serve: The family was surrounded by Secret Service during the trip, with a source counting at least eight agents and a convoy of four SUVs outside the parlor (agnts above outside the party)
Make way for Trumplings: This increased protection comes just one week after it was revealed that Don Jr had ditched his Secret Service detail while on a hunting trip in Canada
Mother and sons: ‘Early ice cream b-day party for my man Tristan. When the sugar kicks in it’s going to get ugly. #birthday #boy #icecream #party,’ wrote Don Jr on Instagram, posting the above photo (l to r: Spencer, Vanessa and Tristan)
Don Jr. posted a photo of the birthday boy and his younger brother Spencer, 4, sitting with their mom Vanessa at the ice cream parlor on Thursday, writing: ‘Early ice cream b-day party for my man Tristan. When the sugar kicks in it’s going to get ugly. #birthday #boy #icecream #party.’
The middle child in Don Jr’s five-member brood will not turn six next Monday, but the family elected to celebrate on Thursday.
It is not clear what the reason for that might be,
They were joined by Uncle Eric for the big event as well, who stopped by the party solo while wife Lara stayed home with their new son Luke.
Eric was seen leaving the ice cream parlor before his brother left and going largely unnoticed as he made his way out into the city.
Don Jr’s Big Apple return comes after his very mysterious hunting trip, which began on September 14 as he flew off to British Columbia.
He then headed off into the remote wilderness in Canada’s Yukon Territory, where he was moose hunting without a Secret Service detail.
Concrete jungle: Don Jr was moose hunting in the remote wilderness at the time he abandonned the Secret Service agents assigned to cover him
Sign of the Times: Don Jr was eventually located by a reporter from ‘The Mew York Times’ who had contacts in the area
Trip advisor: Don Jr and wife Vanessa plan out their trek home before making the three-block journey
Secret snoozefest: A group of agents and yawning man in a suit and earpiece await the end of the birthday party outside
Walk this way: Vanessa held hands with daughter Kai and carried her youngest Chloe while Don Jr took care of the two boys
The First Son was eventually tracked down by a New York Times reporter, who he greeted by saying: ‘I never know where you guys are coming from.’
Don Jr’s trip into the great unknown came less than a month after he and eldest son Don III took off for Alaska on a father-and-son hunting and fishing trip.
Photos from that outing were actually posted by Don Jr to his Instagram account while he was in Canada.
Don Jr posted some photos of himself with the family at their country home in Westchester, new York when he returned from Canada late last week, but Thursday was the first time he had been spotted back in the city.
It was a relatively low-key party in the end, and nothing like the normal blow-out bashes, which for Kai in 2015 also included a trip to a New York City ice cream parlor.
Get the look: The agents who surrounded the family wore an array of looks, with some in suoits and others trying their best to blend in
Hello lady: Don Jr seemed to look both ways at a young woman in a v-neck and skirt who was crosisng the street at the same time as him
Locked and loaded: One of the agents stood right by the side of Don Jr, while another walked ahead of the family
Blondes have more fun: An incredibly expressive Chloe was accompanied by her mom Vanessa on the walk home
Don Jr stand-in: One of the agents was a dead ringer for the First Son when photographed from behind (agent above in plaid)
Parking here, there and everywhere: The trump envoy was not saddled with having to follow the city’s parking laws (SUV above)
Hole in the wall: A la mode, which is an ice cream parlor and children’s boutique, is located in a nondescript building in midtown Manhattan (above)
Tristan’s grandpa Donald and aunts Ivanka and Tiffany were now shows as they were down in Washington DC, as was his 12-year-old uncle Barron.
And his grandmother Ivana was also not spotted at the ice cream social on Thursday, despite living nearby in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood.
That absence may have been due in part to the death of her ex-husband Riccardo Mazzucchelli, who passed last week in Croatia.
Ivana married the businessman in 1995 a few years after divorcing Donald, but by 1997 they were divorced and had gone their separate ways.
She was rumored to have gotten approximately $20million, their $15million estate and 49% ownership in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach in their divorce.
Ivana also reportedly receives $350,000 a year in alimony and was able to keep all her jewelry.