6 Amazing Trunk or Treat Ideas to Dress up Your Ride for Halloween

Halloween is a wonderful holiday, giving us many great ways to enjoy some make-believe, spookiness, autumn decorating, and unique costumes. You don’t have to leave your ride out of the mix during Halloween. Trunk or Treat events occur all over the country, many at churches, giving kids a safe place to enjoy trick or treating during Halloween. Dress your ride for Halloween and show off your creativity with these six amazing ideas.

Turn your ride into a hayride for the Halloween Trunk or Treat event

Halloween Hayride Trunk or Treat Theme
Halloween Hayride Trunk or Treat Theme | Wiki Commons

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No matter what type of vehicle you’ve got, you can show up with a fall/Halloween-themed hayride to give your car, truck, or SUV an amazing look. Put a bale of hay or straw in the back, toss in some pumpkins, and if you’ve got time, add a scarecrow to the mix.

Can your minivan become a McDonald’s Drive-Thru?

McDonald's Drive Thru Trunk or Treat Theme
McDonald’s Drive Thru Trunk or Treat Theme | Wiki Commons

With some red and yellow construction paper and a few menu items, you can create the McDonald’s Drive-Thru experience for the kids at the Trunk or Treat event. The Pioneer Woman shows us a great way to do this, along with a few other ideas you might not consider. Let everyone come up to your window and place an order before driving (walking) to the rear to pick up their order of candy from the rear.

Is your ride red? If so, it can be a gumball machine during the Halloween Trunk or Treat event

Gumball Machine Trunk or Treat Display
Gumball Machine Trunk or Treat Display | Wiki Commons

No matter the size of your red ride, you can dress it up for Halloween as a gumball machine. Fill the rear with colored balloons, cover the rear with plastic wrap, and then set up a cardboard stand that looks like the coin slot and dispenser in the front. The dispenser could be where to give out candy once the kids say “Trick or Treat” to you.

Everyone loves a pirate theme; turn your car into a treasure trove of pirate goodness

Pirate Theme for Trunk or Treat
Pirate Theme for Trunk or Treat | Wiki Commons

It’s easy to dress your ride with a pirate theme for the Halloween Trunk or Treat event. This is the time of year when you’ll find various skeletons and spiderwebs sold. Create a great pirate costume to go with it, and bring a treasure chest full of booty (candy) for the kids. This is a display everyone is sure to love.

Can your ride be an underwater wonderland for Halloween?

Underwater Finding Nemo Trunk or Treat Display
Underwater Finding Nemo Trunk or Treat Display | Wiki Commons

You can go with Finding Nemo or any other underwater theme you want once you add some amazing colors to your vehicle’s rear. Dress your ride with some water-colored fabrics, streamers, and balloons for Halloween. Go a little farther with some shells with candy hidden under them, or place a few Finding Nemo-themed items in the back to finish the look.

Dress your ride in a classic manner for the Halloween Trunk or Treat event

Classic Trunk or Treat Display
Classic Trunk or Treat Display | Wiki Commons

When you think of Halloween, what characters come to mind? If you picture ghosts, goblins, ghouls, jack-o-lanterns, and bats, you’ll have a great start for creating a classic look for your vehicle for this event. You can go over the top with some horror movie items or keep it friendly with blow-up features that offer smiles for the smaller children.

How will you dress your ride for the Halloween Trunk or Treat event? Hopefully, these six ideas will help you show off your creativity this year.

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