President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome trick-or-treaters to the White House that has now been decorated with Halloween-inspired ornaments, the official press release reported. The South Lawn will be used to gather “ghost and goblins of all ages.”

The White House will open this area on October 30 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM to various children and parents from Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia. It will also cater to community groups and military families, the press release added.

Some parts of the official residence of the president have been decorated with spider webs, bats, and orange pumpkins.

The south facade and the landscape will be lit with a colorful ensemble during the night and fog will be spread across the setting.

The first lady has shared some photos of the decorations to her social media pages. The photo showed the windows decorated with spider webs. She wrote, “The People’s House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate #Halloween2017.”

Her communications director Stephanie Grisham also posted photos of staff during their work. She wrote, “The @WhiteHouse is getting ready for #Halloween2017 trick-or-treats.”

Cookies and candies

During the event, both Donald Trump and Melania Trump will distribute cookies made by the pastry kitchen staff along with other branded chocolates. They will be assisted by departments such as the United States Secret Service, the National Park Service, and the education department.

NASA will also join the festivities and hand out some candies.

Fortunately, the couple will not be among the families in the country who will be turning off their exterior lights to signal children that they will not be giving away treats. Past presidents have also held these particular events.


However, there will be restrictions to be implemented once the South Lawn is opened to the public.

Items such as aerosols, huge bags, balloons, beverages, suitcases, firecrackers, guns, and knives will not be allowed. The security staff will also prohibit the bringing of selfie sticks, smoking items, some gadgets and water bottles.

Trump in press conference with children

As part of the White House’s Halloween celebration, President Donald Trump conducted a “press conference” with the children of reporters inside his office.

The children were wearing costumes inside the Oval Office, Vanity Fair reported.

The president quipped he could not believe “the media produced such beautiful children.” Some costumes included witches, princesses, and superheroes.