Trunk or Treat

Have you ever participated in or attended a “Trunk or Treat” in lieu of trick-or-treat on Halloween?
trunkortreatOur church sponsored one last year and it was a ton of fun! Participants line their cars up in the church parking lot, open their trunks, and give out candy to trick-or-treaters. The fun part comes in decorating your car with a theme and dressing in costume to go along with your theme.
trunkortreat01I loved seeing all the creativity. Last year we had:

  • The Highway of Holiness. (That was Lyle’s car in the lower right of the top picture.)
  • Noah’s Ark.
  • Jonah in the Whale. Accompanied by “Jonah’s” grandson “Pooh Bear” who had escaped from Noah’s Ark. Good thing Jonah was there to fish him out of the water when he fell off the ark! Ha.
  • Daniel in the Lion’s Den. I thought the “lion” was a particularly creative touch. Daniel even provided a basket of doggy treats for trick-or-treaters to feed the lion.
  • The Woman at the Well. The well was full of treats, so trick-or-treaters got to dip a bucket in to get their treat.
  • The Fruit of the Spirit.
  • Princess Castle.


  • The Bible and the Old West. Featuring my horse-crazy girl.


  • The Beatitudes. For which Laura dressed up her yellow Volkswagen Bug as a bee!

We’ll be doing it again tomorrow night at Wesleyan Bible Church of Lakewood. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up this year. Rebecca is going to do the Old West theme again, but Laura (who no longer has the Bug) has decided to dress up as a cupcake fairy and use the theme “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” Lyle is going to do “Road Signs of the Bible.”

Rebecca will be using “my” car, so I’ll just help out wherever needed. I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween, but I do like this idea. I think it’s a great way to reach out to the neighbors with Bible truths in a fun, non-threatening way.

If you’ve done this before, what cute ideas for themes have you seen?

{Photo Credit: Jerry Esparza}


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