Trump and first lady host Halloween at White House

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE on Sunday night hosted Halloween at the White House, kicking off the week by handing out candy to costumed children just as they did last year.

The Trumps stood on the South Lawn between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. as children streamed by, picking up candy from the couple's baskets. 


The two stood at the center of an elaborate Halloween display involving pumpkins, an orange carpet and a white sign that read "Halloween." The U.S. Air Force Band played holiday-themed music, including the Harry Potter theme song, as children dressed as pumpkins, ballerinas, Mario and more passed through.

The children and parents their parents were allowed entry with tickets from the Department of Education and the White House Military Office, USA Today reported.

Activities for the children were set up on the South Lawn, including a moon carpet from NASA, a tractor from the Department of Agriculture and emergency vehicles from the Department of Health and Human Services, according to USA Today.