President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted area children and their families on Monday to celebrate their last Halloween in the White House. (Oct. 31)

WASHINGTON — President Obama cracked some dad jokes and danced to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at his last Halloween celebration at the White House Monday.

“You guys all look scary, or cool, or whatever you’re trying to be,” Obama told the assembled trick-or-treaters. “We hope, parents, that on this day at least, you don’t have to pay attention to Michelle and healthy eating.”

“Candy for everybody,” the first lady agreed.

“And in fact, the more candy, the later you eat the candy, the better,” said the president. “Because I think that you being up all night with a sugar rush is exactly what your parents are looking for.”

The Obamas decorated the South Lawn of the White House and welcomed more than 4,000…