Giant candy bars and dinosaurs at White House Halloween party

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out candy to trick-or-treaters Monday during a Halloween event at the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted families at the annual White House Halloween party on Monday night. The first couple passed out large, “commemorative” candy bars to trick-or-treating children of all ages. Most of the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes a few days early for the event.

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Confectioners group treats Metro riders to AirHeads for National Candy Month

The National Confectioners Association celebrated National Candy month by passing out candy at the Capitol South Metro station in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Hill staffers had rare Monday morning smiles on their faces as they got off the Metro to find candy awaiting them.  

At both Capitol South and Union Station, the National Confectioners Association had another candy handout to celebrate National Candy Month — this time it was the stick-to-your-teeth-and-color-your-tongue sugar strips: AirHeads.  

Confectioners Association Spreads Valentine’s Day Sweets

Gindlesperger delivers Valentine's Day candy in Hart. (By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The National Confectioners Association spent Wednesday walking around the Capitol and handing out candy to every member’s personal office.  

The candy dropped off to House and Senate offices included conversation hearts made by Necco and chocolate hearts made by Dove. They also gave out information about the candy industry.  

Congressional Hits and Misses: 2015 Thanksgiving Edition

In honor of Thanksgiving, Heard on the Hill looks back at the times this year when food was the only thing on lawmakers’ minds.