Trunk or treat is a fun way to celebrate Halloween with kids who want to go trick or treating without the dangers of walking on the road at night. With many parents concerned about the safety of trick or treating after dark, trunk or treating has become a safer alternative. There are so many Trunk or Treat ideas out there these days!
Gather with your family and friends as you venture into the fun tradition of taking part in a trunk or treat event near you. Check-in with your local church and other community organizations to see if they have any trunk or treat ideas planned for your area this Halloween season.
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The ideas for trunk or treats shared below will help you decorate your trunk with a festive, Halloween look for your upcoming trunk or treat event.
From battery-operated LED Halloween themed lights, to spooky skeletons and a trunk or treat t-shirt, you’ll find an extensive list of trunk or treat ideas to use as you plan your trunk for this spooktacular event. Don’t forget to make some Halloween treats and prepare your funny Halloween jokes!
Top 10 Decorations for Your Trunk or Treat
What better way to decorate your car than by adding some festive witch legs to your trunk?! This would, of course, work best with your trunk either closed or filled with various decor/scenes to make the legs look the most realistic! Graveyard of ghouls in the trunk maybe?!
You could create an entire pumpkin patch around your trunk! Use these in your trunk, around the car, or in any way you want! These are sure to be a hit at any trunk or treat.
Give your taillights the appearance of having been a victim to a terrifying monster attack! These claw decals are a great accessory that is easy to use!
This is truly a terrifying decoration for your back window. You’ll be the talk of the trunk or treat with this crazy realistic ghost decal. This thing is definitely not for the faint of heart!
This is a great and EASY way to decorate your car for a trunk or treat event. Create a monster mouth out of your trunk. You can add giant eyes to the roof of the trunk, some webbing around the car, and anything else spooky you can dream up!
How fun would it be to watch trick or treaters jump when they are greeted by this hanging skeleton, fighting to escape his prison? His eyes light up and he tries to pull apart the bars of his spooky cell!
Use the awesome zombie arms to create a Night of the Dead style theme with your trunk! This would be another great option to use to create a zombie graveyard! The next item on this list would be perfect for your tombstone needs and would work great for this idea! Toss some fake blood across them, add some zombie arms reaching out from the grave, and you have an entire zombie land!
Aside from the above idea of a zombie grave style theme, you could make any type of graveyard a spooky and fun trunk or treat stop with these tombstones! Many trunk or treats extend beyond the actual trunks themselves so feel free to get creative and use the space surrounding your vehicle!
I love these ghost lights as a way to provide some fun lighting for night time. These can easily be reused as decor at home for years to come. Hang them from your open trunk during a trunk or treat, as they are fully battery-powered!
I absolutely love using motion-activated for Halloween in general, but especially for trunk or treats! You have these unsuspecting people walking up who are easily startled by these fun ghosts!
Creative Theme Ideas for Your Trunk or Treat
If you need more trunk or treat ideas or inspiration, check out any of these amazing themes below! These are SO creative!
Toy Story Themed Trunk
The Sandlot Trunk or Treat
This Sandlot themed trunk is such a creative and fun idea! If you really look at it, it’s not that hard to achieve this look. A big aspect of this trunk working so well is being in costume. You will definitely have people talking with this idea!
Cookie Monster Trunk
A Cookie Monster trunk is a great idea for a trunk or treat. You can even give out individual packs of cookies! Whether your kids are Sesame Street fans or not, it’s likely EVERYONE will know what your trunk is!
Mermaid Themed Trunk
You don’t need Ariel to have the most epic under the sea trunk! I, for one, wouldn’t mind have the job of the mermaid. After all, how often do us moms really get to just lay around and relax?
Football Field Trunk
This football field-themed trunk or treat idea is awesome! I love seeing new trunks like this that are different than the rest. No one said your trunk HAS to be scary! This would be perfect for a football-loving fam!
How much fun is this Candy Land trunk!? This might be one of my all-time favorite trunk or treat ideas I have ever seen!
Do you have any great Trunk or Treat ideas to share?