White House Celebrates 4th Annual Halloween Party
Photo via Melania Trump’s Twitter
With Halloween just a week away, the White House threw their 4th annual Halloween party on Oct. 25.
Organizers of the event said extra precautions were in place, as frontline workers, military families, and schoolchildren attended.
President Trump and the First Lady welcomed hundreds of costumed kids to the White House’s front lawn from a distance, with a few changes from last year’s trick-or-treats due to COVID-19.
Both Trumps recently recovered from COVID-19 after testing positive in early October.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends lower risk activities as safe alternatives to celebrating this spooky season by having a movie night, carving pumpkins, and throwing a virtual costume contest.
CDC recommends protective face coverings for Halloween events. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a face mask, they said.
Various government agencies attended the event to provide entertainment to attendees, such as NASA, the Air Force, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Agriculture.
The White House decorated the event with pumpkins, chrysanthemum, and leaves with LED nights hovering the columns of the South Portico were on display.