Taking the Holiday to the Streets: Trunk-or-Treat Ideas for Your Car


Trunk-or-Treat is probably one of the best ideas for kids during Halloween.

Not only for safety and peace of mind for parents but also because it brings the community together and gives families the chance to work on something creative together, Trunk or Treading has become a popular way to spend Halloween.

This year, my daughter talked me into registering our car and participating in our town. A lot of towns, police departments and schools sponsor these events. We enjoy doing DIYs and crafts together so we had a lot of fun putting everything together. While there, we saw lots of other fun and creative trunks. If you’re thinking of entering your car, you can do it, too! Here are some fun trunk-or-treat ideas for your car.

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Trunk-or-Treat Ideas for Your Car


Stranger Things theme trunk. Photo: Lillie Morales

Stranger Things

Our theme was Stranger Things. We love the show and my daughter and her friend were dressing up as Eleven and Max so it was perfect. We made a lot of things like the television, banner, printed “missing person” flyers, and created an upside-down world texture using trash bags and streamers. Many people who are fans of the show were excited about our theme but some had no idea what it was- we eventually had to cover Will’s missing person flyer because a few people thought it was real!

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Willy Wonka theme with Oompa Loompas and all! Photo: Lillie Morales

Willy Wonka

This mom had the cutest idea dressing her kids as Willy Wonka and little Oompa Loompas. She even joined in on the fun. How sweet!


This trunk rolled out the red carpet for trick-or-treaters! Photo: Lillie Morales

Movie Theme

This trunk rolled out the red carpet for trick-or-treaters. How adorable are those giant popcorn boxes?!


Who let the dinos out? No worries, all good! Photo: Lillie Morales

Jurassic Trunk

Instead of Jurassic Park, this family had a Jurassic Trunk. Don’t worry, no dinosaurs were let out and no trick-or-treaters were harmed.


Enter if you dare to collect your candy, kids! Photo: Lillie Morales

Spooky Tow Truck

If it has wheels, it can enter. This tow truck may not have a trunk, but the owner cleverly used his storage area to decorate. It sure was spooky!

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This theme was “un poco loco” with their cute sugar skulls-like Disney’s Coco. Photo: Lillie Morales

Disney’s Coco

The kids loved visiting this family for it’s festive and bright colors- and Coco theme. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it to understand why the kids loved it so much.

There were so many fun trunk themes at our local trunk-or-treat this year. My daughter and I enjoyed being a part of it, but really, the best thing was really doing something as a family and seeing all the little happy faces come by our trunk. Happy Halloween!

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Lillie Morales is an entrepreneur mama- writer, photographer, and an Editor at AGirlsGuidetoCars.com. She loves fast, pretty cars- ones... More about Lillie Morales