It’s that time of year again! What better way to celebrate the fall season than with a Trunk or Treat event? We have a variety of trunk or treat ideas for businesses in the community.
What is Trunk-or-Treating?
For the families seeking a fun and safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, Trunk or Treat features children in costumes walking through a well-lit, public parking lot, stopping at cars that have decorated trunks and receiving candy. Many times trunks not only have candy, but games and prizes for children and families as well!
Here are some fun trunk ideas for your business’s/group’s trunk!
Trunks for Movie Lovers
1. Movie Theater Theme
Everyone loves a movie night and this is great for theater companies, tech stores, and movie connoisseurs.
2. Hollywood Red Carpet
Lights, camera, trunk or treat! This is also great for theater companies, tech stores, and movie connoisseurs.
3. Star Wars/Space
May the Force be with you as you decorate this space-themed trunk! Great for science-based organizations or comic stores.
4. Secret Agent/Crime Scene
Decorate your trunk with secret agent gadgets, hold an “I Spy” contest, or set up your trunk like a crime scene and let the kids try and solve a mystery. Great for security companies, locksmiths, or logic tutoring centers.
5. Disney movies
Disney has become the staple of everyone’s childhood, so indulge these Disney-obsessed trunk-or-treaters with a Disney theme, such as classic Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Great for daycares.
Trunks for Throwback Lovers
6. Treehouse Memories
Dress your trunk up to match such a fortress and reminisce with parents about their own treehouse dreams. Great for construction, gyms, daycares, and preschools.
7. Super Mario/Classic Arcade Games
Kids and parents alike will recall fond memories of playing classic video games so a trunk arcade-game-themed would be a perfect fit for a Trunk or Treat. Good for comic book stores, video game stores, tech companies, and gamers in general.
8. Decade Themes – 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.
Give parents a blast from the past with these decade-themed trunks, bringing back memories for parents and grandparents alike. Good for PTOs/PTAs, realtors, and dance studios.
9. Timeless Travel Destinations – Paris, New York, etc.
Traveling might not be feasible for small children any time soon, but your city-themed trunk will surely inspire dreams of globetrotting in the future! Great for travel agencies, country-specific restaurants, and companies with cultural pride! (For example, an Italy theme for an Italian restaurant.
10. Board Games – Monopoly, Clue, etc.
Inspire family memories of rainy day board game parties where Dad solved the crime in Clue or little Jimmy surprised everyone by winning Monopoly! Let children play games such as Twister at your spot as well. Great for game stores, book stores, and general departments stores such as Target.
Trunks for Animal & Nature Lovers
11. Zoo Day
Bring the joy of animals and the zoo to children via your awesome trunk display! (If you have pets, dress them up as zoo animals for extra fun!) Great for pet stores and veterinarians.
Similar to the zoo theme. Be sure to wear your safari hats and gear! Also great for pet stores and veterinarians.
13. Under the Sea & Mermaid Magic
Let kids squeal in excitement over your mermaid-themed trunk! Great for aquariums, pet stores, swim schools, and swim teams.
14. Creepy Crawlers
Might not be as fluffy as the zoo theme, but what’s Halloween without some creepy crawlies? Good for doctors, pet stores, and dentists.
15. Unicorns & Fantasy Creatures
The trunk of kids’ dreams, complete with unicorns, goblins, and the occasional witch or two. Great for anyone who loves to dream.
16. Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Nature
Feature dinosaurs and have a prehistoric theme, or go all out and make your entire car a dinosaur’s head. Reach in for the candy if you dare!
Trunks for Imaginative Souls
Every kid has wished for superpowers and your trunk can make them feel like they have them! Great for comic book stores, game stores, and superhero lovers in general.
18. Castles, Princesses, Princes, & Fairy Tales
Turn your trunk into a magical castle and let the children figure out if it’s a fairy tale or a haunted house! Great for construction companies, architects, and book stores.
This treasure-loving sailor theme will surely win over the pirates of the group! Great for swim classes and bankers/brokers.
20. Winter Wonderland in Fall
Let your snow-lovers melt at the sight of your wintery wonderland trunk. Great for ice skating rinks, sports stores, and Christmas shops.
21. Beach Party
If you’re up for the fun mess, have a sandbox in your trunk and let kids make their own sandcastles. Great for home improvement stores, summer tutoring centers, and camps.
Show some Latin pride with a fun fiesta-themed trunk! Great for Mexican food restaurants and companies with Latin cultural pride.
23. Sports Party
This trunk is a touchdown success and sure to rally up some sports lovers! Great for sports equipment stores, trainers, and gyms.
With those hula skirts or even just hula hoops, you could have a great luau trunk! Give kids a chance to impress their friends with a mini hula hoop contest. Great for restaurants, bookstores, and sports clubs.
This is a great idea if you want to incorporate games, clowns, snacks, and bright colors! Have a couple carnival games for kids. Good for local artists, game stores, and after school daycares.
Trunks for Kids at Heart
26. Spongebob & Classic Cartoons
Fond memories of Saturday morning cartoons and sugary cereals. Bring in some of your favorites like Spongebob or Scooby Doo! Good choice for doctors, dentists, and food stores.
27. Trains, Planes, & Fun Machines
Thomas the Tank and all his fun friends! What little boy or girl doesn’t love this timeless TV show? Great for travel agencies and airport crews.
28. Baking with Mom
Make your trunk a baking extravaganza by transforming your car into a Halloween bakery! This is a great idea for bakeries, cafes, and coffee shops participating in Trunk or Treat!
29. Lego Land
Inspire those creative builder trunk-or-treaters with your lego-loving trunk display! Great for construction companies, architects, realtors, and tutoring centers.
Whether it’s a class doll, like Raggedy Ann, or you fashion the entire trunk like a doll house, little kids will get excited at the idea of trick-or-treating with a “real life” doll! Great for craft stores and toy stores.