Trunk or Treat Themes

Lynlee of created this fantastic tribute to the classic Halloween special, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown for a trunk or treat event at her daughter's school. This may have been Lynlee's first attempt at creating a trunk or treat design, but you would never know it from the amazing results. The sweet Linus cutout perched among the pumpkins in the trunk with his "Welcome Great Pumpkin" sign would have been enough to portray the scene, but Lynlee's went the extra mile with attention to detail. Note the sleeping Snoopy and Woodstock and the ghost-costumed trick-or-treaters holding their paper bag loot sacks. One even has extra holes and a word bubble that reads, "I got a rock." 

See more pictures of this adorable trunk or treat scene and read about how Lynlee put it all together here

  • 01 of 08

    Graveyard Trunk or Treat

    Graveyard Trunk or Treat

    When  Mairead of Irish American Mom shared her top ten reasons to love Halloween, the trunk or treating tradition made the list. And with creepy-cool trunk decorations like this graveyard theme, is it really any wonder that it did?  Spooky at its finest - and funnest! 

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  • 02 of 08

    Double Double Toil and Trouble

    Witches Workshop Trunk or Treat

    Fans of William Shakespeare will enjoy this nod to ; kids will just enjoy collecting treats from the cackling witches with a spooky trunk. Either way, this Double Double Toil & Trouble trunk or treat design from Mariah at Giggles Galore is a hit! From the cauldron of witches brew to the bottles of spells and potions, this witches workshop in a trunk is truly a creative work of art. 

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  • 03 of 08

    Candy Cottage

    Trunk or Treat Candy Cottage

    When Shirley and Stacy of Intelligent Domestications found themselves with a large, empty appliance box right around Halloween time, this sweet cottage was born. Not only is this cardboard candy house adorable, it is also accessible! The structure was created with a door on each side so kids could walk through, and collect their treats through a window that rested against the candy-filled trunk. Shirley shares how they made this trunk or treat candy cottage, so you can make one, too!

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  • 04 of 08

    Classic Creepy Trunk or Treat

    Spooky Trunk or Treat

    This creepy design is another reason trunk or treating made Irish American Mom's list of Halloween faves. The spooky decor hits on all of the traditional elements of a haunted Halloween - from the witch and ghoul greeters to the trunk filled with bloody cobwebs, creepy spiders, arched black cat and gravestones. 

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  • 05 of 08

    Noah's Ark

    Noah's Ark Trunk or Treat

    If you have kids, chances are you have a boatload of stuffed animals as well. Maybe you even have enough to fill not just a boat, but a whole ark. But, really, you only need enough plush friends to fill a trunk if you want to decorate your vehicle like Allison of Celebrate Always did when she helped create this adorable Noah's Ark display for a church trunk or treat event. 

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  • 06 of 08

    Pirate Ship Trunk or Treat

    Pirate Trunk or Treat

    DJane of Momma Djane shares her tips about how to decorate for trunk or treat, using her awesome pirate-themed trunk or treat design as an example. Some favorite highlights of her design: the large, pirate ship backdrop, the pirate skeletons and the treasure chest for storing the trunk-or-treat candy (surely a thrill for kids to dip into that chest to collect their loot!) Also, check out her tips about securing your decorations and dressing up to match your theme. Ahoy!

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  • 07 of 08

    Harry Potter Trunk or Treat

    Harry Potter Trunk or Treat

    Hogwarts hits the road -- or the parking lot -- with this wonderfully amazing Harry Potter trunk or treat theme from Simple Jill.Jill and her family not only decorated their trunk in honor of everyone's favorite wizard, but dressed up as characters and set an entire scene complete with a sorting hat, potions chest and a quidditch-inspired game for trunk-or-treaters to play. Magical!

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  • 08 of 08

    Angry Birds Trunk or Treat

    Angry Birds Trunk or Treat

    Lauren of ten23 Designs designed this Angry Birds trunk or treat to not only look like the popular game, but also to serve as an interactive version. Trunk-or-treaters used balls to knock down the boxes and topple the pigs. Talk about a fun treat!