The Trumps celebrated Halloween at the White House -- and the photos are fantastic

The White House transformed from a grandiose building into a haunted spectacle to celebrate Halloween eve on Monday. Giant spiders and their webs hung from the walls as Jack O'Lanters featuring the faces of previous presidents were scattered across the garden.

Flanked by costumed children and parents, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump handed out treats and posed for photographs as a steady stream of visitors awaited to greet the two on the South Lawn. It just so happened that the cheerful event fell on the same day that Trump's associates, including Paul Manafort, were indicted in the Russia probe.

Children from 20 schools in the surrounding area and military families were invited to the event, according to the Associated Press. Trick-or-treaters received presidential M&M's and home-baked cookies. 

Here are some photos of the festivities:

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend a Halloween event at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump give out Halloween treats to children at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump give out Halloween treats to children from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump give out Halloween treats to children at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump give out Halloween treats to children at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Halloween decoration is seen during an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out treats as they welcome children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30: White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault talks with President Donald Trump as he hands out treats as they welcome children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30: Visitors wait in line in costumes before President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to hand out treats as they welcome children from the Washington area and children of military families to trick-or-treat for Halloween at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) accompanies children while U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he and First Lady Melania Trump give out Halloween treats to children from the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts as he and First Lady Melania Trump (not pictured) give out Halloween treats to children at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits in line as he attends a Halloween event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the South Portico of the White House in Washington, U.S. October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
The White House's South Portico is decorated with black spiders and webs in preparation for Halloween, when U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome the children of military families, in Washington, U.S. October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
U.S. President Donald Trump gives out Halloween treats to children of members of press and White House staff in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump gives out Halloween treats to children of members of press and White House staff in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with children of members of press and White House staff as he gives out Halloween treats in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump looks at chocolate while handing it out to children of the White House press corps dressed in Halloween costumes at the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Trump is leaning toward appointing Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Fed, according to three people familiar with thematter. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Children of members of the press wait to meet the US President for Halloween in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump meets with children of members of the press for Halloween in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Spiders are seen decorating the White House for Halloween October 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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