Trivia: Which First Lady first decorated the White House for Halloween?
Mary Todd Lincoln
Lou Henry Hoover
Correct Answer: Mamie Eisenhower
So why is this answer correct? : On October 30, 1958, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower made White House history when she organized the first Halloween decorations for a luncheon in the State Dining Room. The First Lady wanted the event to be festive, and decorated the room with skeletons, corn stalks, pumpkins, red apples, black cats, and witches. This sparked an annual tradition that was continued by the Kennedy family, who hosted the first trick-or-treating event.