Trunk Or Treat Ideas for you all!
What is trunk or treat you ask? It’s only the coolest way to hand treats to kids this year…and it’s all the rave on the world witch web, therefore it must be cool!
It’s my favorite month. Mostly because of the seasons changing and the feeling of warmth, even if the days are cold. Pumpkin spice everything! Bonfires complete with hot chocolate and lot o’ smores. You just can’t beat October. So that got me thinking…what does October and Halloween have to do with cars? A simple google research and VIOLA!
TRUNK OR TREAT: is known around the United States as an alternative to Trick or Treating. Basically you deck the trunk of your car out as best as possible and have children walk around the parking lot or small housing area and
scare them, I mean enhance their Halloween experience 🙂
Before I show you the Trunkideas, I would like to first give all my readers a brief history of Halloween:
“Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.”
So basically, Halloween started as a pagan ritual celebrating the changing seasons- from summer to winter. Lot’s of Celts believed that this seasonal change was the physical representation of Life and Death. It makes sense, the harvest season is plentiful and lively– giving sustenance to those throughout the upcoming harsh winter months; while winter is usually described and thought of as desolate and depressing- or when trees lose their leaves, no planting is acceptable (or advised) and most people would rather just stay indoors to get away from the cold.
So, with that brief history lesson, here’s a couple of fun Trunk or Treat ideas I’ve found around the world witch web for your viewing pleasure. Go ahead and thank me now….I know this is probably the BEST idea in the whole witchy world!
How cool is this car? I heard they only serve bat shaped candies and because Robin really likes chocolates, he gives children bird shaped chocolates! It’s simple in it’s design, but heck, I’d enter the bat cave for some candies!
Enter the Land of OZ:
It’s time to enter the wonderful world of OZ. All you have to do is follow the simple yellow brick road while watching out for the Wicked Witch…and you’ll be reawarded….with Candy 🙂
Oh the Witchery!
These witches will cackle and…giggle? Apparently! Look at all the fun decorations that you can add to your trunk to make it look like a witches home. With added white branches and the awesome candy goblets, well, you’re in for a witchin’ good time at this Trunk Or Treat party!
Enter the pineapple under the sea:
Come visit with your favorite Bikini Bottom friends while Trunk or Treating! I bet cleaning up all that sand and the water must be hard…but someone’s gotta do it!
My Personal Favorite:
So while the aforementioned Trunk or Treat trunks were awesome…this one is my favorite. Why you ask? Well, duh. Because it’s awesome. It’s not really a trunk persay, but still…the creativeness of this person must be well and witchin’.
I do wonder where they’ve hidden the candy though…because let’s be honest, that’s the most important part of Halloween.
I hope you all enjoyed some Trunk or Treat ideas. Go ahead and implement them into your Halloween fun and I’m sure all will love you very much. Just seriously don’t forget the candy. Be safe this Halloween: Stay in lit areas or walk with a flashlight. Walk in groups. Make sure your adults know where you’ll be. And most importantly: HAVE FUN!
You’re Witchy Advisor-
The Car Girl.