Halloween is almost upon us, and we all know what that means: Pumpkins, costumes, and lots of candy. And who can forget the most anticipated Halloween activity for every kid – trick or treat.
Sometimes, however, you have to stay indoors and miss the outdoor Halloween fun. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a spook-tactular time at home without the worry of wandering out on the streets.
You can host your own trunk or treat party at home and give your kids the Halloween experience without having to leave your own parking lot. If you’re wondering how to set up for the perfect party, follow these creeptastic tips for some fabulous Halloween inspiration.
Set Up A Spooky Theme
The first thing you need to do is set up your party area. For your party to be great, you have to make it look great. And a fun way to do that is to work with a unique, spooky theme.
Come up with an engaging theme for your party and have your party guests follow it. Consider going for a theme that excites the kids and encourages them to dress up in fun costumes. Some fun ideas are a Marvel heroes theme, a Disney villains theme, or a Willy Wonka theme.
Decorate your venue to jazz up your party space. If you’re hosting a trunk or treat party, the best area would be your front or back yard or your parking lot. Hang up a string of pumpkin themed fairy lights around the area. Set up some cardboard ghosts and jack o’lanterns in different corners. You can even hang up some toilet paper on tree branches to give off that mummy vibe.
Deck Out Your Car Trunk
The most important part of a trunk or treat party is, of course, a decked out car trunk. Many neighbourhoods and communities have left behind the traditional trick-or-treat scenario for a much more convenient and unique alternative. So gather up your family and friends, ask them to bring their cars, and spend some quality time sprucing up your car trunks.
A fun way to decorate your car trunks is to base them on the theme of your party. For instance, if you’re hosting a Marvel themed party, set up each car trunk to represent a Marvel hero. Put up a cardboard cutout of your favorite hero on each trunk and set up some candy buckets for the kids.
Have colorful buckets ready for the kids to carry around and have them approach your trunks for some fun-filled treats.
Plan Out Some Extra Fun
Trunk or treat is a great activity in itself, but is it enough to keep your guests engaged the entire time? Probably not. Make a night of this event by planning out some extra games and activities for both adults and kids.
Set up a costume contest for the kids and have a special Halloween prize ready for the winner. Have them play fun Halloween games like Pin the Wart on the Witch or have them paint their own trunk or treat buckets.
You can include adults in the fun too. An exciting Halloween music themed musical chairs game involving all the guests would be a great way to engage all your guests together.
Set Up Some Scary Snacks
All kids love candy, but it probably shouldn’t be the only food available at your party. Place a table in one corner of your venue and set it up with a bunch of fun Halloween themed snacks for the guests to munch on while they enjoy their haunting experience.
Get the kids excited for snack time with some of the following scary food ideas:
- White chocolate covered strawberry ghosts
- Pumpkin marshmallow pops
- Mummy-wrapped hot dogs
- Witch hat cupcakes
Don’t forget the adults. Add a grown up twist to your Halloween cocktails by serving a bloody mary or some pumpkin spiked punch.
Send Out Eerie Invites
The right invitation can set the tone for how fun your party will be. So make sure you’re sending out an invite that excites your guests.
If you’re worried about spending too much time and money on designing the perfect beach party invite, there’s a solution for you. With online design tools like PosterMyWall, you can get free access to a wide range of creeptastic trunk or treat flyers and customize them to your heart’s content.
Make sure your theme is clearly stated on the invite. Add some spooky touches to your design with custom Halloween stickers and animations. Mention the date, time, and venue clearly. And your invitation will be ready to go.
Creating the Halloween vibe at home can be a tough task. But it’s certainly possible. With these 5 fangtastic tricks, you’ll be able to give your kids the most terrifyingly terrific trunk or treat party from the comfort of your home.