Donald and Melania Trump Host White House Halloween celebration (12 images)

Children and their parents from more than 20 schools in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday for Halloween festivities.

The costumed stood in a line to receive treats from the president and first lady at the festooned South Portico. Photos by Pete Marovich/UPI
Updated: Oct. 31, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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About 6,000 guests attended the celebration including schoolchildren, the Boy Scouts, YMCA groups and military families.
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The South Portico was draped in decorations including spider webs, large black spiders and plastic bats.
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Parents and children dressed in politically-themed costumes lined up to meet the first couple.
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A child dressed as a skeleton wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat posed for a photo with the president.
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Children in a variety of costumes, including an inflatable T-Rex and Olaf from Disney's Frozen, walked a long an orange carpet to great the president and first lady.
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The president and first lady handed out cookies made by the White House pastry kitchen.
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The trick or treaters also received Presidential M&M's and other candies which the president passed out of an orange basket.
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