trunk or treat ideas

Charlotte’s Web Trunk ~ Decorate your car with a classic children’s novel theme, Charlotte’s Web.
Candy Bandit Themed Trunk ~ Use items around the house to decorate your car.
Toy Story Trunk Theme ~ Decorate your trunk in the shape of a bed to hold all of Andy’s toys.
50’s Themed Diner ~ Poodle skirt, vinyl records, bar stools, checker board and neon lights are perfect for a 50’s themed trunk.
If you’re attending a trunk or treat this year I’ve hooked you up with some over-the-top car & trunk decorations complete with Halloween pictures for you to be inspired from.
Duck Dynasty Trunk ~ All things camo, hunting accessories and nature’s elements are perfect for a Duck Dynasty themed car.
Charlie Brown Trunk Theme ~ It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! How precious is the baby pumpkin?! It’s a great way to incorporate a baby into the theme.
Every year my church hosts a trunk or treat and I seeing all the Halloween pictures.
Alice in Wonderland ~ Down the rabbit hole with this adorable Alice in Wonderland theme for trunk or treating.
Cars Movie Themed Trunk ~ Lightening McQueen and Mater themed cars for trunk or treating.
Bat Cave Trunk Theme ~ Turn your trunk into a bat cave for your favorite super heroes, Batman and Robin.
Zoo Decorated Trunk ~ Raid your children’s stuffed animals to decorate a zoo.
Wizard of Oz Themed Car ~ Follow the yellow brick road for some fun trunk or treating.
Owl Themed Trunk ~ Cardboard and construction are perfecting for constructing an owl themed trunk.
Autumn Splendor ~ Clean up your yard to decorate your trunk.

You might even catch me stretching a bit of fake spiderwebs around the back, but I’m only good for about five minutes with that ridiculous stuff.
That’s why this year will be different! I have vowed to up my trunk decorating game and get into the spirit for my kiddos.
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And while I might not go as far as some of these awesome ideas straight from Instagram, they’re certainly really great ways to get some inspiration.

I am liking this one, wouldn’t take much shopping- just round up the Halloween decorations on hand, carve some pumpkins and you’ve got a spooky trunk! Here.
It’s not Halloween without watching our favorite Charlie Brown episode! This trunk will make everyone smile! So cute! Here.

Fun idea and instructions for a Mario Bros.
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If you haven’t heard about Trunk or Treats before it’s usually a church, school, neighborhood or community sponsored event where people gather up and park their cars in a big parking lot.
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They’re popular at schools, churches, in rural areas where homes are far apart, and in places where trick-or-treating isn’t safe.
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Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where kids go from car to car and get candy.

Then we did the parting of the Red Sea, Moses stood on the cab of the truck with a staff and the kids would help him to say let these water part, a wood and papier mached frame would open to reveal a slide that went from the cab down the bed to the ground that they would ride.
Next we papier mached a chicken wire shell around the entire truck to make a 40′ whale, that had a separate tail to make it look like the ground was water.
Because why not stretch out Halloween for as long as we can?? 😉 So for our congregation, it’s just an excuse for friends and neighbors to get together and have a little Halloween party inside of the church, with a fun little Trunk-or-Treat out in the parking lot afterwards.
So, I started browsing around online and found SO MANY darling ideas! And even better, it got me thinking of other ideas that would match the theme of my kids’ costumes this year.
I’ve been trying to guess what you’ll come up with ever since you announced you were expecting Oliver (well, I actually decided I knew what it was at that point, and I haven’t changed my mind yet.) HAHAHAHAHA.

Several halloween to try with your kids – ghost bowling, spider ring fishing, and halloween map.
Several halloween games to try with your kids – ghost bowling, spider ring fishing, and halloween map.
There is also 1 Halloween game FOR TEENS (I don't know why it's listed on this site for preschool games, but it is): "Capture Ghost.
Here’s a collection of Halloween games to get your guests mingling and moving away from the buffet table.
Here’s a collection of Halloween games to get your guests mingling and moving away from the buffet table.
Fall carnival??? Game and Food Ideas for a Halloween or Thanksgiving Party-the popcorn race would be too messy for school though bowling is a good idea.
Halloween games for kids~Pin the spider on the web.
Halloween games for kids~Pin the spider on the web.

Any other ideas to make it Mardi Gras (I do know the colors, so want to use those along with the Saints black/gold.) We are going to be "on the float" (stools behind the fake cardboard float) handing out candy and beads.
Can anyone help me with simple, inexpensive ways to do it? Balloons? Streamers? our theme is a Mardi Gras float, thinking 2010 Super Bowl champs.
How about dressing like a zombie or skeleton (even just wear total black and paint your face) and make the trunk hood (or above it between he hood and the back window to look like a gravestone with whatever you'd like it to say.

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While the origins of "trunk-or-treating" are a mystery, the benefits of them are well-known: less walking for little kids, a safer environment for Halloween, and fun for everyone! While many LDS Stakes sponsor these events in various places around the US, if you’ve never had a chance to trunk-or-treat, try starting one in your ward or community this year.
I’ve never been in a ward that has had trunk or treat on Halloween day for the very reason of having us home/out and about socializing with non LDS people on Halloween day.
Although I love the idea of trunk or treat and have had a blast participating in them…I hated it when our ward did it on Halloween.

During this church’s trunk or treat they send out youth group members with wagons full of candy to check on the trunkers and restock them if necessary.
If your church is considering a Trunk or Treat as an outreach program, don’t miss the opportunity to let people know what’s going on in your church.
On my personal blog I blogged several years ago about attending a Trunk or Treat at a church that my relatives attend.
Once word gets out that you’re having a Trunk or Treat you may get more people than you anticipate, especially if you make your event an annual one.
I do not attend the church where this Trunk of Treat takes place.

Thanks for listing our Wizard of Oz trunk or treat! We’ve also done a mermaid themed trunk, which you can find here: .

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Check out my list of Trunk or Treat Do’s and Don’ts and a few pictures of decorated trunks that I liked.

"The first time we put it out there, several people thought it meant filling steamer trunks with candy," said Lee Ann Evans of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, which held its annual trunk-or-treat last weekend.
"Say, ‘trunk-or-treat!’ " their father prompted as they shivered Saturday night in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School in Burnsville.

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Families will prepare booths that children can walk around to, play games, and receive prizes/candy at.
Set guidelines for "entries", that is, booths or decorated cars, trucks, and vans that park in the parking spaces as a part of the activity.
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For an event that is friendly to small children and toddlers, scary or loud decorations may not be suitable.
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Recruit volunteers to set up booths, help with parking, and supervise group activities.
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Decide if the children win a prize, or receive candy for participating.

Most kids just dropped by but I had some that stayed ALL evening 🙂  We had so much fun we’re doing it again!! And the adults that came had fun as well! Even though we only had about ten kids in our church at the time, we had over 50 stop by from the neighborhood-what a great way to get our name out there!! And it provided a safe place for the kids to hang out (the neighborhood around our church isn’t the best).
 I attended one trick or trunk that took extra care to have candy for "littles" (like 1-3 year olds).
We did this last year at our church for the first time and we had a BLAST!  I only had about ten cars show up, but I also had three games and an art activity the kids could do.
Camp out theme – love the little stuffed animals…I think this one calls for making your own s’mores!  could it work? Cooking theme…makes for an easy costume 🙂 Magic School Bus theme…sorry, no link for this one.
 You don’t need to ask every child (unless you want to) but there are a lot of children out there that have this allergy (and like I said, doctors recommend not giving children peanuts until they are 3 so don’t give them to littles).
 You might be thinking – no candy?!  it’s Halloween!?  But you would be surprised how thankful parents (and even some children) are when you give "things" instead of candy.
He even put something in the water to keep the duckies moving and the water circulating!  The kids had to come by and pick up a duck and read the number underneath.
 They had separate candy set aside just for them – like smarties, dum-dums, candy corns, marshmallows, etc (no gum, nothing with peanuts and not hard candies they could choke on).
A great interactive idea!  I wouldn’t use darts though – not with littles…maybe magnetic darts or those sticky animals they sell at stores.

It’s amazing how creative things get when all you have to decorate around is your car or truck! Some people also bring a canopy and others bring a pickup truck, complete with bales of hay to sit on.
So what exactly is a Trunk or Treat? It’s an organized event in a parking lot where people gather their vehicles for the purpose of handing out candy to youngsters from their trunks.
You could have a Trunk-or-Treat for the sole purpose of handing out candy but it will be a real Halloween party if you add some fun activities and games.
Church themes can be christian or bible but many are simply "non-evil" related themes such as western, cartoon, sports, and other themes that won’t scare the little ones.
It’s sort of like a tailgating party, only you dress up and hand out candy and treats instead of burgers and brats.
How about good, ole traditional costume contests for kids and the adults that dare dress up? Categories can be divided by age groups and healthy treats awarded as prizes.
If your church or club is fundraising, ask local businesses if they can donate items for a raffle drawing to be held the night of the party.

Planning on attending our Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, October 29 but need some ideas? We’re here to help.

Trunk or Treat parties are held by churches as an alternative to Halloween, which is considered to be pagan by some Christians, and can be a safe way to monitor how children receive their candy.

What’s better than a bright orange Lotus Exige S that does zero to sixty in 4.1 seconds and has a max speed of 148 miles per hour? How about a bright orange Lotus Exige S that does zero to sixty in 4.1 seconds and has a max speed of 148 miles per hour that also has a totally gnarly yet candy-friendly demon popping up out of the trunk? Given the already-intimidating front end design, this Jack O’ Lantern/Jack O’Lotus requires little carving and refuses to be smashed.
While it might not necessarily be in keeping with the Trunk or Treat name, truck beds are ideal for decoration (perhaps you could call it “Bed and Boo-fast”).
If you’re opting to go the less conventional Trunk or Treat route as opposed to tried and true door-to-door tromping, you’re faced with the task of furnishing your car with a costume in addition to yourself and your little ones.

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Since churches usually hold trunk or treat events as part of their children’s ministry outreach programs, any Bible-related theme is perfect for your trunk’s decor.
A fall theme is a popular Trunk or Treat trunk idea for any size car.
A Halloween ghost and pumpkin tree is a unique decoration that will liven up your trunk and can even be used to give your trunk or treaters candy.
Use rope or string to make a spider web across your trunk and put candy inside for kids to get.
Your trunk is a treasure chest in itself for this theme.
Inflatable decorations, happy pumpkins and friendly ghosts can make your trunk non-threatening for younger trunk or treaters.
If you have a larger vehicle, you can sit inside the trunk (on the inside of the web) and hand out candy.

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