Trump and first lady host Halloween at White House

President TrumpDonald John TrumpReturn hope to the Middle East by returning to the Iran Deal Government shutdowns tend to increase government spending 'Full Frontal' gives six-bedroom house to group that works with detained immigrants MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips Dems as shutdown looms | Congress deadlocked | Flynn associates charged will illegal lobbying The Hill's Morning Report — No deal in sight as shutdown looms Five things to know about the Trump inauguration investigation 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.