The 18-year-old first daughter, dressed in a midriff-baring baseball tee and pair of cut off jean shorts, looks directly at a fellow partygoer's phone in the photograph, which was later uploaded to the social app Snapchat.
To her left is another young man holding a can of beer in one hand while picking up one of the many plastic cups on the table.
There are also cans of Natural Light, Bud Light and Miller Lite on the table, which is decorated with red, white and blue confetti.
Malia is not seen with alcohol or drinking in the photo.
The party took place just a few days after Malia and the family arrived home from their annual vacation to Martha's Vineyard.