President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted families at the annual White House Halloween party on Monday night. The first couple passed out large, “commemorative” candy bars to trick-or-treating children of all ages. Most of the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes a few days early for the event.
While some of the costumes are recurring favorites — pumpkins, soldiers and every superhero you can think of — there were a few new ones this year. A trio dressed up as the president boarding Marine One, complete with two of them dressed as Secret Service officers and a Little Tikes-esque car with a propeller on top. Another dressed up as Harley Quinn, the Margot Robbie character from “Suicide Squad.” Between Queen Elsa of Arendelle and Olaf, this year’s Halloween party saw a good number of characters from Disney’s “Frozen.” However, the most popular costumes of the night were good ole dinosaurs.
The Trumps were flanked at the apex of the South Lawn driveway by the United States Air Force Strolling Strings, who performed a number of creepy-classic songs, like The Addam’s Family theme song, and a couple of less-seasonal songs, like The White Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” The clear favorite of the night, as far as one can tell over the White House livestream, was the Ghostbusters theme song, which had attendees audibly singing along.
The party also featured other family-friendly festivities, including activities and displays from NASA, the Postal Service and the Department of Labor.