Halloween At The White House [VIDEO]

Halloween At The White House [VIDEO]

Halloween At The White House [VIDEO]

Can you imagine being a kid, and getting to dress up and go trick-or-treating at the White House for Halloween? What fun would that be!

After all the heartbreak and stress of the last week, it is uplifting and fun to see kids simply getting to enjoy being kids, and see President and Mrs. Trump get to enjoy hosting the annual White House Halloween party.

And that’s not ordinary candy that the President and First Lady are handing out.

Doesn’t the White House look gorgeous? And there was live music!
It’s nice to see these traditions be handed down from president to president. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower gets the credit for starting the Halloween tradition at the White House.

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower decorated the White House for Halloween for the first time. She hosted a lunch for the wives of staff members in the State Dining Room of the White House. Decorations on October 30, 1958, consisted of skeletons hanging from the wall lights, yellow jack-o’-lanterns and shocks of dried corn in the corners of the room, and State Dining Room columns that were decorated at their bases with brown corn stalks, pumpkins and red apples. The tables had miniature witches on broomsticks and 16 silver bowls filled with yellow and bronze chrysanthemums. Scattered on the tables were autumn leaves and autumn nuts, ears of dried corn, as well as dried gourds and dried squash. Black cats, black owls, disembodied witch heads and goblins hung from the chandeliers in the foyer.

But it was the Kennedy children who started the trick-or-treating.

With the arrival of young children at the White House, Caroline and John, during the Kennedy administration, Halloween photographs emerged of the children crashing the Oval Office in their costumes. Since that time first families have observed the holiday hosting a Halloween event accommodating trick-or-treaters representing a charitable organization like UNICEF and a private family party with friends and staffers. The Kennedy children were the first to trick or treat at private parties in the White House…

The tradition and party atmosphere has continued to this day. And aren’t the costumes fun?

When Halloween is distilled down to its essence, it should really be something as simple as what you see at the White House: kids having a good time. Kids should not have to worry about politics or over-stressed adults. Let them be kids. Let them have fun.

Featured image: screenshot via the White House YouTube channel

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  • GWB says:

    And aren’t the costumes fun?
    ZOMG! I can’t … even! Costumes? You mean appropriation indoctrination? Racissss!

    OK, I really can’t even keep up the sarcasm. There’s probably loads more stupid to write in that paragraph, but I don’t have the energy. It’s also just too nice to see the kiddos having a good time. Sorry.

  • James Hasskarl says:

    I enjoyed watching the Halloween at the White House video. The kids are bound to really enjoy all the treats and attention. It is all good.

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