The night before Halloween, President Trump and Melania hosted a Halloween event for children from 20 local schools and military families at the White House. In order to prepare for the event, the White House was elaborately decorated.
The First Lady announced the event on Friday.
She said, "On Monday, October 30, 2017, the White House will open the South Lawn to ghosts and goblins of all ages. During this event, trick-or-treaters will enjoy seeing the South Portico decorated in spider webs, creating a festive look and feel. There will also be bats and orange pumpkins with profiles of past presidents. Fog will fill the air, and the trees and south facade will be lit with different colors throughout the night."
President Trump and First Lady Melania handed out presidential M&Ms and Halloween-themed cookies. According to the Washington Examiner, children were able to trick-or-treat from the president and first lady, as well as Secret Service agents, NASA officials, FEMA personnel, National Park Service officers, and Education Department members.
Before the event, the White House issued a list of items that people were not allowed to bring. It included aerosols, animals, pointed objects, backpacks, balloons, beverages, duffle bags, electric stun guns, fireworks, food, guns, metal containers, knives, mace, selfie sticks, cigarettes, tablets, toy weapons, and water bottles.
Overall, it was a safe and fun event for all. What do you think about this? Let us know on Facebook. One of the highlights of the event was Melania's priceless reaction to a T-Rex costume. Check it out!