More than 21000 expected at Trump's first Easter Egg Roll


Easter Monday means one thing in Washington: It's time for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

President Donald Trump, 70, First Lady Melania Trump, 46, and son Barron Trump, 10, opened up the festivities with an address from the White House to families on the lawn, welcoming everyone to the fun day. POLITICO also reported that White House officials "have gone out of their way to lower expectations;" where former President Barack Obama had 37,000 attendees for his last Easter Egg Roll, press secretary Sean Spicer reported a guest list of 16,000 less.

While some reports painted the picture of an unprepared White House, the event appeared to go smoothly, though it was a notably less showy affair than previous Easter Egg Rolls.

Expected numbers of 21,000 attending the festival's down 35,000 from past year. The first lady tried the popular dance move during the annual Easter egg roll. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Michael McGee, 5, poses with an Easter bunny during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April, 17, 2017.

"You see what's happening - and we're right on track", Trump reiterated".

An estimated 21-thousand people participated in the event.

The Easter Egg Roll at the White House, on the day after Easter, has a long tradition dating back to 1878. Some of this attention can't be helped: She's only the second foreign-born first lady.

Like President Obama and First Lady Michelle before her, Melania led the reading of a children's book. During the Bush administration he wore the Easter bunny costume at the egg roll.

Barron Trump to become the first boy to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. The eggs were made by Maine-based manufacturer Wells Wood Turning. He said 18,000 eggs have been ordered, "which is in line for years past". Beyoncé and Jay-Z were guests past year.

"Melania has spent a lot less time in Palm Beach since Barron has been in school", the source said to PEOPLE.

Entertainment this year will include military bands, as well as Martin Family Circus and boy band Bro4.