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Each year we attend a Trunk or Treat in my in-laws neighborhood. It is amazing to see the trunk or treat decorating ideas people come up with! My favorite part about a Trunk or Treat is that it brings everyone outside and it feels like a PARTY! I wanted to create an easy trunk or treat idea to share and came up with my Trunk or Treat Monster! Isn’t it cute?! It took about an hour to assemble the decorations and about 30 minutes to put it all up. Not bad for a totally awesome trunk! My neighbors thought I was a little odd staging this in my yard in September, but that’s what bloggers do. And, now it is all ready to put up on Halloween!
**Now, a word on adhesive. Use painters tape or masking tape if you are adhering something to the paint of your car.
***My Trunk Or Treat round up has over a dozen Halloween trunk decorating ideas and I’ll add this over there to. Be sure to check it out!
Easy Trunk or Treat Idea
Cover the trunk opening with black garbage bags.
Add the teeth. I used a white poster board to cut out some silly teeth.
Hang a feather boa on the top and bottom of the trunk.
Add the eyes. I used two 12″ paper fans that I taped a giant googly eye to. I also added a 6″ length of the feather boa to the top to create some fluffy eyelashes.
What? You’re wondering why I added two things in this photo? It started to rain on me so I had to pull my car back into the garage and wait 2 days for the weather to clear. Then I had forgotten what step I was on and just finished the car without taking a separate picture. Whoops. I strung 4 balloons together on sewing thread and taped them on either side. It is easier to tape the string holding the balloons together to the car than it will be to tape individual balloons to the car. Don’t ask me how I know that. It’s not because I taped them on individually and they kept popping off one at a time while I was trying to photograph them like popcorn in a hot kettle. Nope. Just string them together. Trust me. The last detail are the awesome horns. I cut those out of foam board and added blue stripes with craft paint. That’s the trunk. Now, that would be cute and fun, but I wanted to take things a step further by doing a Monster themed table with a game and Monster treats.
Monster Trunk Or Treat Table
The Oriental Trading line of Mini Monster party supplies was so perfect for this table. I used the mini monster garland, monster head lollipops, monster pop-up toys and monster bean bag toss game from them. I even got the foam mini monster pumpkin decorating kit from them.
For the treats to hand out kids can select a mini monster pop-up, a monster head lollipop or a chocolate eyeball candy that I found at Dollar Tree! I think it is so important to have a non-candy option for those cuties with allergies!
The monster can toss is the perfect thing to distract the kids so you have 10 seconds to say hi to your friends as they come around. Parents need to have fun too!
These turned out SO dang cute, I want to display them in my office year round! I took an orange foam pumpkin from Dollar Tree and painted it with craft paint. Then I added the foam monster decorating kit stickers and was all done! These would make a fun craft for a class party – you could leave the pumpkins unpainted and they’d still be super cute! Make sure you do a teal pumpkin so trick-or-treaters know you have an allergy friendly option to hand out!