It was a spooktacular first Halloween at the White House for Melania Trump. The first lady and her husband President Donald Trump opened the South Lawn of the White House to trick-or-treaters on the eve of the holiday (October 30). Barron Trump’s parents were all smiles as they greeted schoolchildren, military families and community organizations dressed in costumes.
While passing out cookies created by the White House Pastry Kitchen, in addition to Presidential M&M’s and other candies to schoolchildren, military families and community organizations, Melania came face-to-face with her mini-me. One young girl dressed up as the first lady wearing a white shirt, black pants, sneakers and cap with “FLOTUS” emblazoned on the front — which is the outfit the 47-year-old wore on her trip to Texas back in August. The president's wife appeared flattered by the youngster's costume choice.
VIEW GALLERY Melania met her mini-me! A young girl dressed like the first lady Photo: White House
During the festivities, the anti-bullying advocate also befriended a child dressed in an inflatable T-Rex costume. Melania feigned shock as she greeted her jurassic trick-or-treater. The White House was decorated for the occasion with the South Portico featuring spider webs, bats and orange pumpkins with profiles of past presidents.
VIEW GALLERY Melania Trump greeted trick-or-treaters at the White House on October 30 Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Following the fun-filled event, Melania took to her personal Twitter account to pen: “Fun night handing out treats to kids who visited @POTUS & I at the @WhiteHouse. #TrickOrTreat #HappyHalloween2017.” The first lady looked characteristically chic for the celebration, keeping warm in a camel double-breasted wool coat by Bottega Veneta. The mom-of-one completed her look with her signature stilettos.
VIEW GALLERY Melania shared a photo of the White House decorations from inside the president's home Photo: Twitter/FLOTUS
On Saturday, October 29, Melania gave her followers a look at the White House decorations. Sharing a photo from inside the presidential residence, she wrote: "The People’s House @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate #Halloween2017."