Magic Trick Trunk or Treat Inspiration | Blog Hop
Piggy Bank Parties received free product samples from Oriental Trading for purposes of this post, but the opinions are 100% all mine.
If your fall weekends include at least one meal served on the tailgate of a truck and your favorite holiday is Halloween, you will fall in love with Trunk or Treating—the ultimate Halloween tailgate! No burgers, ribs or wings. Just the three Cs—Cars, Candy, and Costumes!
J and I were first introduced to trunk-or-treating 9 years ago when our church hosted it’s first annual Trunk or Treat in the church’s parking lot. Ever since that first chilly, Halloween night when we passed out over 800 pieces of candy to festively dressed youngsters, it has become one of our favorite family traditions. It’s truly MAGICAL!
What is trunk-or-treating? Fernanda Santos summed it up perfectly here:
“Trunk-or-treating is the latest twist on the quintessentially American ritual of door-to-door candy-collecting, bringing Halloween from the uncertain streets to the safety of church and school parking lots, turning the backs of minivans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch.”
A SIMPLE FORMULA
If you’re not familiar with the trunk-or-treat concept, here’s my simple formula for creating the ultimate Halloween tailgate:
1. Start with the trunk of your automobile.
2. Attach themed decorations to your trunk.
3. Add a couple of HAMS in cute costumes.
4. Creatively pass out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters.
We love dreaming up creative candy dispensing experiences for the kids since we’ll hand out 500-1,000+ pieces during the event. We created a SLIDESHOW BELOW featuring one of our award-winning interactive trunk-or-treat themes:
THE MAGIC TRICK
Costumes, Props, Craft Supplies, Lighting & Candy: Oriental Trading
Concept, Styling, Costumes & Digital Products: Piggy Bank Parties
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
If you’re asking yourself, “Where do I start?” Head over to Oriental Trading’s Trunk or Treat Ideas page and their Halloween Headquarters for tons of themes, costumes and decorating ideas.
During the next few weeks, I’ll also be sharing more award-winning trunk ideas as well as tutorials for the magician’s hat, the Magic Show backdrop, the illuminating footlights and the adorable costumes we created using goodies from Oriental Trading.
In the meantime, be sure to stop by Oriental Trading’s Halloween Headquarters and Trunk or Treat Ideas for inspiration and visit all of the amazing trunks featured below in today’s Trunk or Treat Halloween Blog Hop!
1. Super Hero Trunk or Treat by Everyday Party Magazine
2. The Working Dead by Michelle’s Party Plan-It
3. Glam Cemetary by Jordan’s Easy Entertaining
4. Hocus Pocus Trunk or Treat by Pineapple Paper Co.
5. Monster City by Fronie Mae Bakes
6. Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties
7. Zombie Meat Market by Ritzy Parties
8. Alice in Wonderland Trunk or Treat by A Lovely Design
9. Super Mario Trunk or Treat by Frog Prince Paperie
10. Just Treats Trunk or Treat by Jen T. By Design
11. Harry Potter Trunk or Treat by Tikkido
12. Bug Bistro by Fern and Maple
Boo Spectacular from A to Zebra Celebrations
14. Flamingo Trunk or Treat by Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams
Absolutely spectacular! I LOVE the scale of the props you made. And I can’t wait for the stage lights tutorial, too! What a perfect (and useful) touch!
So sweet, Nikki! When you need to make a 6-foot bunny disappear, you have to go BIG! You’ll love how easy the footlights are to make. Thanks for stopping by and for organizing the blog hop!
This is so creative! I love the “stage lights” out front :)
Thanks, Jordan! After handing out candy in the dark our first year, we learned to always include lighting in our Trunk or Treat designs! I’ll be sharing the super easy tutorial soon, too! Looking forward to HOP-ping on over to your blog!
Such a fun party!! I love this entire concept!!
We appreciate your kind words and for stopping by today, Lori!
This is such a creative and unique idea!!!! I love the whole show piece!
Thank you so much, Natalie! I look forward to HOP-ping on over to your blog!