Halloween 2014 at the White House

Hundreds of Disney princesses attended the trick-or-treating event.

Hundreds of Disney princesses attended the trick-or-treating event.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted trick-or-treaters at the White House on Friday.

Halloween decorations adorn the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC.

Halloween decorations adorn the South Portico of the White House in Washington, DC.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed over 4,000 trick-or-treaters to a traditional White House Halloween — complete with First Dog Bo and Sunny topiaries dressed as circus clowns.

Schoolchildren and military families from across the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area streamed onto the White House grounds, dressed as Piglets, princesses and Dr. Seuss characters.

Over 4,000 trick-or-treating children in costume.

Over 4,000 trick-or-treating children lining up in costume.

Mr. Obama wished a “happy Halloween” to a long procession of Disney princesses, sharks, zombies, monsters, a family dressed as Wizard of Oz characters, bumblebees and Batmen, among others. He patted the head of what appeared to be a small, orange fox being carried by his father. Mrs. Obama helped pass out treats from a basket next to the president.

Glinda the Good Witch

Glinda the Good Witch

The trick-or-treaters included children from local schools, as well as children from military families.The kids goggled at the 200 pumpkins, acrobats and dramatic spider decorations, and passed Glinda the Good Witch waving from inside a giant bubble.

As darkness fell on Halloween Night.

As darkness fell on Halloween Night.

The President and First Lady grinned and chatted with the kids as they handed out bags of goodies. Included in the haul: White House Hershey Kisses and a White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookie, along with black licorice and orange tangerine jelly beans, kettle corn, Bo and Sunny baseball cards and a Gala apple.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/30/trick-or-treat-president-and-first-lady

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

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3 thoughts on “Halloween 2014 at the White House

  1. When does the White House getting decorated for halloween?

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    • Not until just a few days before Halloween, Oct 28th, 2015.
      Halloween is on Saturday this year and 4,000 local children and children of active military families are expected.
      The Obamas will be handing out 4,000 especially prepared Halloween gift bags with treats (no tricks!) inside.
      The sweet contents were personally approved by Mrs. Obama! 🙂

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