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Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
A boy dressed as a college graduate looks up at President Barack Obama as the president greets costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to 'trick-or-treat' at the White House for Halloween.

WASHINGTON — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama handed out chocolate candies and butter cookies while welcoming thousands of people on Friday. The guest list included pint-size superheroes, caped crusaders, princesses, sailors, soldiers and other costumed characters.

More than 4,500 people were expected to participate, including children from military families and area schools. "Monster Mash," Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the Adams Family theme were among songs that blared from speakers as guests walked up the South Lawn driveway.

Giant inflatable pumpkins decorated the White House balcony while more than 200 real pumpkins, carved by volunteers, dotted the Lawn.

Jugglers and acrobats also performed.

Perhaps the only trick? The president and first lady came dressed as themselves for the nippy weather.