9 Extra Trunk or Treat Activities to Spook Up Your Event
So you’ve decided to host your own Trunk or Treat event this Halloween but aren’t sure exactly what you’re doing? Lucky for you, we’ve got a complete guide to organizing your own Trunk or Treat event for your children and their friends. But setting up the actual Trunk or Treat is not all you’ll need to think about. You should also plan some extra Trunk or Treat activities to keep your kids entertained all evening.
First off, what is Trunk or Treat? Trunk or Treat is a fun alternative to trick-or-treating on Beggar’s Night. Instead of going house-to-house, children dress up and go car to car, where families have decked out their trunks in some theme and are passing out candy.
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But once all the candy has been collected, you can keep the party going with additional Trunk or Treat activities for the whole group. Consider some of the following:
- Bonfire: Everybody loves making s’mores in the fall. Set up a few fire pits, bring the marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, and get toastin’! You might consider bringing hot dogs, too, for everyone to have a nice dinner.
- Cookout: If you want to go all out, turn your bonfire into a full-fledged cookout, complete with drinks, chips, and burgers on the grill.
- Pin the Wart on the Witch: Have some fun with the youngsters with this new take on the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game. Just have small prizes ready for the winners.
- Scarecrow Building: If you’ve got a group that loves crafts, consider letting them build their own mini scarecrows using old overalls, some straw, a burlap sack, and some markers.
- Trunk or Treat Bag Decoration: Have the kids come early enough so that they can decorate bags specifically for the Trunk or Treat event. Suggest that they decorate their bags to match their costumes.
- Costume Contest: Speaking of their costumes, consider having a costume contest. Be ready to give out prizes for the Funniest, Spookiest, and Best Overall.
- Pumpkin Decorating: Depending on the ages of the children, try pumpkin carving (older) or just pumpkin decorating with markers (younger). Kids will be excited to do this before the Trunk or Treat so they can display theirs in their family’s car.
- Dance Party: Play your favorite Halloween-themed songs and encourage the children to boogie all night. (It’ll be a good way to release that energy from those inevitable sugar highs.)
- Mummy Wrap: Have teams of three or four race to wrap up one person on each team in toilet paper to make them into a mummy.
As long as you plan a few extra Trunk or Treat activities, your event should go off without a hitch. Happy Halloween!
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