The first lady welcomed the youngsters to tour the decorations, which she selected and designed herself.
“The decorations are up! @WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!” Melania tweeted earlier in the morning.
Glistening gold was the theme of the holiday decor — a hue seen on ribbons and ornaments on trees, the luxe-looking table setting and the accents on the first lady’s outfit.
Melania cut a chic figure in a white dress that had bell sleeves and a voluminous skirt. A thin gold belt around the waist added to the dramatic, festive look. She completed it with a pair of gold Manolo Blahnik BB pumps. The shoes had a pointed profile and a snakeskinlike upper.
Crystal ballerina figurines were also on the trees, and real-life ballerinas performed on a hallway floor.
The Trump family, including President Donald Trump and their son, Barron, arrived at the White House one day earlier after spending Thanksgiving weekend in Florida. Melania made her way back into the White House wearing a gray turtleneck with black trousers and matching slouch ankle boots.
In a video she shared on Twitter featuring the White House Christmas decorations, she’s seen in the same outfit inspecting the arrangements.
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