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28 Clever Trunk or Treat Ideas


Every year my church hosts a trunk or treat and I love seeing all the Halloween pictures.  It is typically a night to decorate the car and go trick or treating from car to car instead of door to door.  The kids love it and it’s a fun way to see all our friends in one place.

If you’re attending a trunk or treat this year I’ve hooked you up with some over-the-top car & trunk decorations complete with Halloween pictures for you to be inspired from.

Gumball Decorated Car for Trunk or Treat Tip Junkie

As always, the Tip Junkie Halloween site has hundreds of pictured tutorials with free printables for Halloween.  You can always search there if you’re looking for more pictured tutorials. {wink}

Halloween Pictures

Halloween Pictures

1.  Trunk or Treat Car Decor Idea ~ This is a fabulous example of how to decorate your car for a trunk or treat night! Wether it is for your church, neighborhood or school your car will blow away the competition with this as your inspiration! As a bonus there is also a ton of other Halloween inspiration packed into this post!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles {TMNT}

2.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles {TMNT}  ~ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a fun trunk or treat theme this year, especially with the release of the movie.  It’s a simple decoration using solid colored fabric pieces and a kraft paper sign.

Mine Craft Theme

3.  Minecraft Theme ~ This Minecraft theme is perfect for the gamerz who are addicted to building, and killing Creepers.  It’s a simple theme to pull off using cardboard, tape and wrapping paper.


4.  Frog ~ Transform your car into a huge frog complete with a huge tongue using plastic table cloths and construction paper.

Finding Nemo Trunk or Treat

5.  Finding Nemo Trunk or Treat ~ Fill up your trunk with blown up balloons in shades of blue.  It’s perfect for water. Add some fish and voila!

Wizard of Oz Themed Car

6.  Wizard of Oz Themed Car ~ Follow the yellow brick road for some fun trunk or treating.  The trunk is complete with a rainbow and the Emerald City.

Frozen Castle Themed Car

7.  Frozen Castle Themed Car ~ Transform your trunk into an enchanting Elsa’s castle using cardboard, paint and faux Christmas trees.

Trunk or Treating

8.  Alice in Wonderland ~ Down the rabbit hole with this adorable Alice in Wonderland theme for trunk or treating.  You can even dress up as characters to go along with the theme.

Trunk Themes

9.  Angry Birds Trunk Theme ~ An easy and inexpensive way to decorate your trunk if you’re an Angry Bird’s fan.  All you need is spray painted boxes and stuffed bird’s.

Trunk or Treat Themes

10.  50’s Themed Diner  ~ Poodle skirt, vinyl records, bar stools, checker board and neon lights are perfect for a 50’s themed trunk.

mary poppins

11.  Mary Poppins ~ This Mary Poppins car theme is practically perfect in every way!

The Black Hat Shoppe Trunk or Treat

12.  The Black Hat Shoppe Trunk or Treat ~ Decorate your car for trunk or treating with this Black Hat Shoppe witch theme featuring a bakery, awning and menu.

Mad Science Lab Trunk or Treat

13.  Mad Science Lab Trunk or Treat ~ Create a spooktacular Mad Science theme using apothecary jars for all things creepy and crawly and don’t forget to add your mad scientist. Bwahaahaa!

Trunk or Treat Halloween Pictures

Trunk or Treat Halloween Pictures

14.  Treasure Chest Pirate Themed Car ~ Yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!  How cool is this treasure chest filled with gold candy?

Trunk or Treat Pictures

15.  Candy Bandit Themed Trunk ~ Use items around the house to decorate your car.  You can use lanterns, doormat and pumpkins.

It's the Great Pumpkin Trunk, Charlie Brown!

16.  It’s the Great Pumpkin Trunk, Charlie Brown! ~ Most items were purchased at the Dollar Store and Target and those adorable ghost trick-or-treaters were made from chicken wire and heavy white felt.

Trunk or Treat

17.  Zoo Decorated Trunk ~ Raid your children’s stuffed animals to decorate a zoo.  Spray painted wood dowels work great for the bars.

Trunk or Treat Themes

18.  Autumn Splendor ~ Clean up your yard to decorate your trunk.

Camoflauge Themed Trunk

19.  Duck Dynasty Trunk ~ All things camo, hunting accessories and nature’s elements are perfect for a Duck Dynasty themed car.  All that’s missing is sweet tea and uncle Si.

Car Faces

Car Faces

20.  Vampire Teeth Trunk ~ I want to suck your blood {bwahhh}!  Decorate your trunk with vampire teeth complete with blood droplets.


21.  Trunk or Treat DIY Mummy ~ Everyday essentials are used to mummify your trunk using toilet paper.

Car Faces

22.  Creepy Face ~ Poster board, recycled boxes and a red sharpie pen are used to decorate this creepy face.

Decorated Car Faces

23.  Cookie Monster Car Face ~ This Cookie Monster themed car face is fun for all ages!  You won’t have to worry about scaring little one’s.  {wink}

Creepy Car Halloween Pictures

Creepy Car Halloween Pictures

24.  Trunk or Treat Ghosts ~ Decorate your car with spooky ghosts and goblins using sheets and Christmas lights.

Creepy Trunk or Treat Ideas

25.  Forensics Themed Trunk ~ This trunk isn’t for the squeamish!  A skeleton, evidence markers, caution tape and evidence bags make this theme realistic. Trunk or Treat Themes

26.  Haunted Mansion ~ An undead butler, vampire and creepy signs are perfect decor items.

Spider Web Trunk or Treat Theme

27.  Spider and Web Themed Car ~ Looking for a easy and spooky way to decorate your car?  This simple spider web theme is perfect!  You can pick up the spider webs at the dollar store.

Creepy Trunk or Treat Themes

28.  Ghostbusters Costume & Trunk ~ Learn how to make a Ghostbuster costume, containment unit and Ghostbuster sign.  It’s the perfect theme that you could incorporate the whole family into.

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Also check out these incredible trunk or treat cars that are decorated for Halloween.

Animal Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas

Animal Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas

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Movie Themed Trunk or Treat IdeasMovie Themed Trunk or Treat Ideas

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