Just like everything else this year, Halloween celebrations are going to look a little different. If you’re wondering how you are going to trick-or-treat safely this year, why not try trunk-or-treating?! Trunk-or-treating is when you decorate the trunk of your car and allow trick-or-treaters to travel around and help themselves to treats as they go. Cars could be parked in driveways around the neighborhood or gathered in a church or school parking lot, 6 feet apart of course. We’ve put together a list of simple steps to follow to create the spookiest Halloween trunk-or-treat extravaganza! It’s easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Decorate The Trunk
Depending on the age of your trick-or-treaters, Shindigz offers a variety of decorations for all levels of scary. If you are going for something a little more family friendly, try the Candy Land Trunk or Treat Kit or Sweet & Spooky Trunk or Treat Kit. Not only does it include everything you need like balloons, table skirts, props and even tape, it is the cutest way to celebrate Halloween.
If you are going to see an older crowd, Shindigz also has everything you need to make the spookiest display. Turn your car into a hearse and have kids take candy out of a scary coffin. Enhance your graveyard theme with tombstone yard decorations, skeletons and zombies. Another terrifying theme that can lure trick-or-treaters is the carnival fun house theme. Start with creepy fabrics as a backdrop to your fun house and then add props and decorations like balloons, cutouts and lanterns to your display.
2. Choose Your Halloween Treats
From traditional and simple to creative and unique, Shindigzs has all kinds of treats to hand out at your trunk-or-treat event. But first, stay safe! Make sure you leave a bowl or container full of treats and then keep your distance. Or, you can set up any of our backdrop frames and decorate it with fabric or greenery and pin treats to it with clothes pins. Voilà! You have a self-serve trunk-or-treat set up!
If you are looking for just the usual kinds of treats, then make sure to stock up on mini-chocolate bars, Smarties or pizza gummies. They are sure to be a hit with the kids, and maybe even the parents! To step up your Halloween display, try personalized candy wrappers. They come in all different designs and for all different types of candy. Shindigz has spooky gum sliders, Ouija Board mints, and zombie chocolate bars. If you are looking for something a little out of the box or a little less sweet, then check out all the Halloween favors. Items like personalized hand sanitizer and tumblers are fun and festive but with a little less sugar.
3. Dress The Part!
Again, safety first. Make sure to stock up on personalized masks and always remember to stay 6 feet apart. Check out our collection of traditional Halloween costumes or have a little fun with your personal protection equipment. Wear a mask that matches your scary trunk theme or add some accessories to your outfit to become part of the display. Shindigz has plenty of masks, wigs, hats and more. Become a spooky clown with a wig and nose or put trick-or-treaters on edge with scary zombie makeup.