Hey, let's go trick or treat at the White House!

2,000 children will visit the White House tonight to trick or treat.

Trick or treat at the White House? You bet. 2,000 children have invites to go to the White House tonight.

Well, it's not like you can just walk up to the White House and say "trick or treat."

That is, unless you have an invitation.

More than 2,000 children in the DC area have such an invite and will visit President Obama's home tonight for a little Halloween party.

Vegetables for Halloween?

Although some kids might think trick or treating at the White House is pretty cool, you have to remember that the First Lady is a real stickler for nutrition.

So does that mean the kids will have to walk back to the White House garden and pull up some beets or potatoes for Halloween treats?

Although some parents might prefer that, the children can breathe easy. Normal sugary treats await -- like the well-known White House M&Ms. And cookies from the White House pastry chef.

Sure, there's some stuff that plenty of the kids will throw out immediately upon exiting the White House -- like dried fruit mix with pears and apples. But, the M&Ms should thwart any of the children from teepeeing the president's house.

The Orange House

Festive? You bet.

You can call it the "Orange House" tonight as orange lights will transform the president's home into a more Halloween-like setting. There's also a giant spider hanging from the top of the North Portico and a "skeleton band" will be playing some festive music. Hopefully, they won't be playing that horrible "Monster Mash" song though.

Some might say the scariest part about Halloween at the White House is if Joe Biden gets near a microphone. After all, he'll be there tonight for a reception with military families.

It all gets underway soon. No word on what costumes the presidential daughters will be wearing.

See also:

Google changes its home page to celebrate Halloween

Bing celebrates Halloween with vampire bat

20 Halloween songs that are better than Monster Mash


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