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!

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

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.”


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.

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

2. Attach themed decorations to your trunk.

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

3. Add a couple of HAMS in cute costumes.

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

4. Creatively pass out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters.

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

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:


Costumes, Props, Craft Supplies, Lighting & Candy: Oriental Trading

Concept, Styling, Costumes & Digital Products: Piggy Bank Parties


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.

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

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!

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat by Piggy Bank Parties

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

13.  Boo Spectacular from A to Zebra Celebrations

14. Flamingo Trunk or Treat by Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams

Magic Trick Trunk or Treat Inspiration by Piggy Bank Parties

About Do Driver

I'm Do--pronounced doe or dough--and half of the creative duo behind Piggy Bank Parties. This Midwestern girl loves crisp autumn days, snowdrifts, dark chocolate, disaster movies, 70s game shows, clever puns, and my hilariously adorable husband.

8 thoughts on “Magic Trick Trunk or Treat Inspiration | Blog Hop

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. This is such a creative and unique idea!!!! I love the whole show piece!

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