Happy hand outs: First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack handed out treats to children from local schools and members of military families
Winning over the ladies: The President was joined by his wife and her mother Marian Robinson who lives with the first family in the White House
The goods: The gift bags were filled with a box of M&Ms with the seal of the President, a bag of dried fruits and a sugar cookie baked by the White House pastry chef
Leveling with them: In the past, the President joked that if they only handed out healthy treats the White House might get egged by angry children
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Halloween celebrations were in full swing across America on Thursday as the President and First Lady greeted adorable children at the White House in the annual festivities.
The revellry was a bit more ghoulish in New York, as the 40th annual Greenwich Village Parade returned to the city after a year off in 2012 because of the damage that happened during Hurricane Sandy.
While the parade that rolled up New York's Sixth Avenue was made up largely of adults given the later start time, the White House party was all about the kids.
The fake insects could be seen slithering down from the Truman Balcony along the South Portico, where haystacks and nearly 200 pumpkins dotted the lawn for the annual White House Halloween event.
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, clad in orange and black, emerged in the evening to greet the zombies, wizards and superheroes waiting diligently to hear the president's response to an eerie query: Trick or treat?
Thousands of packages of jelly beans, dried fruit and White House Sweet Dough Butter Cookies were doled out to the thousands of children who came to the White House for their Halloween celebrations. Read more: dailymail.co.uk