First Lady Melania Trump alongside President Trump celebrated their fourth annual Halloween festivities at the White House Sunday evening, greeting “ghosts, fairies, superheroes, tiny goblins” and other costumed trick-or-treaters.
Not dressed in costume, Melania donned a suede duster coat from Prada. From the Resort 2019 Fashion Collection, the Cooper color Prada classic suede duster is elevated with rich suede made out of 100% lamb leather alongside front tailored box pleats at the pockets. It features three-quarter sleeves, waist flap pockets, button front placket, and pleated front detail. It retails for $5,600 and is available for purchase at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Much of the festivities resembled previous years the First Lady helped organized. However, this year annual celebration took place under COVID-19 restrictions. Guest were asked to social distancing and face masks for all guests over the age of 2 was required. Each department will practice a “no-touch approach” when distributing Halloween candy to kids.
Both Melania and the president will greet trick-or-treaters as they pass by the South Portico of the executive mansion, but they will not be giving candy like they have done so previous years. This year, the treats were provided separately as participants walked along a path on the South Lawn. And the First Couple greeted hundreds of kids dressed up during the bash, while some were able to briefly meet the president and the First Lady and take pictures from afar.
Two youngsters, a young girl and boy appeared to dress up as President Trump and Melania, which caught the eyes of the president. The commander-in-chief is said to have been “particularly pleased” and asked for the two to join the President and First Lady by taking a picture together with the mini Trumps.
The White House was decorated with bright-colored leaves in various shades of autumn, chrysanthemums, and pumpkins. Silhouetted cutouts of large, black trees with creepy bare branches were placed on the columns of the White House South Portico. The military band set the mood by playing Halloween hit songs including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” along with other spooky tunes to set the mood.
Several federal departments and agencies were also in attendance to offer a variety of activities and goodies for the kids — including NASA, the Department of Education, and the Department of Transportation.
NASA had “space-related items for kids to observe, as well as a display of an inflatable rocket,” for example, while the First Lady’s office said, “children will be able to wave hello to Smokey the Bear from the Department of Agriculture and stop by the Department of Interior station for a Junior Ranger badge and paper ranger hat.”