15 Trunk or Treat Themes That hit the Nail on the Coffin

These 15 Trick Or Treat Trunk Ideas Are The BEST! These themes are so cute and creative!

You’ve been seeing all the photos on the Internet about trunk or treat ideas, but what exactly is it? Why would you decorate your car for Halloween instead of your house? If you haven’t taken part in a trunk or treat before, it can be a pretty confusing idea. The thing is, there are plenty of reasons to leave your house around Halloween and dress up your car. Schools, churches and other organizations like to host trunk or treat events because it is a safe way for your kids to get their candy.

The events are well lit and full of responsible parents who can monitor the kids. Instead of walking from house to house, you’re in a regulated environment. If this sounds like something you want to do, look up your local events and get nice and inspired by these awesome trunk or treat ideas below.

The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Trunk or Treat

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Lynlees

Charlie Brown is such a classic and if you haven’t seen it or shown it to your children yet, you really gotta.

Autumn Farm

Autumn Farm Trunk or Treat
Found From Pinterest

This autumn farm is a simple but gorgeous way to dress up your trunk. You can even do it with items from your local Dollar Store.

Emerald City

Emerald City Trunk or Treat Wizard of Oz Theme
Found From NC and Beyond

Pave the yellow brick road to your candy car with this Emerald City design.

Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster Trunk or Treat DIY
Found From Quotes of a Boy Mom

Kids will be all over this cookie monster setup, but don’t worry, you can still use candy rather than cookies.

Candy Land

Candy Land Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Pinterest

What a great idea to use candy land for your Halloween theme!

Black Hat Bake Shop Trunk or Treat Ideas

Witch's Bake Shop Trunk or Treat DIY
Found From Porch

If your event allows you to give out baked goods, go ahead and give the kids something unique all while promoting your awesome skills.

Ghost Busters

Ghost Busters Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Instructables

With Ghost Busters being in right now, why not go all the way?

Ghosts

Spooky Ghost Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Organize Your Stuff Now

This ghost setup is another great Dollar Store idea you should consider. It’s also bright and clean looking, which I love.

Mad Science

Mad Science Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Frog Prince Paperie

Let your own kids join the fun if they’re a bit older. They’ll thank you for it!

Lit up Skeleton

Skeleton Trunk or Treat
Found From Curly Crafty Mom

When it gets dark outside, light up the way to your car with some simple string lights.

Circus Patch

Circus and Clown Pumpkin Patch Trunk or Treat
Found From Trunk or Treat Homestead

Want to get some makeup on? Clowns are the perfect excuse.

Pirate’s Treasure

Pirate's Treasure Trunk or Treat Idea
Found From Pinterest

If you’re okay with the clean up, go crazy and dump a ton of fake gold in the back of your car.

Crazy Clown

Crazy Clown Fun House Trunk or Treat
Found From Pinterest

Those who are fans of fun houses will get a kick out of this crazy clown idea.

Mystery Machine

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Trunk or Treat
Found From Michelle Lunt

Don’t worry, Scooby Doo is still cool. Plus, you might be able to take your dog with you!

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland Trunk or Treat
Found From Pinterest

People will always love Alice in Wonderland. Use your common household items to make this setup and then do a little crafting for the cat.


The creativity put into these designs is truly remarkable. All of these designs are family friendly so you are ready to go if you find one you want to try out. What’s your favorite way to get involved in the neighborhood for Halloween? Let us all know in the comments!

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