I never went trunk or treating as a kid, I walked from house to house — ringing doorbells and collecting as many Skittles as possible. Things have changed a lot since I was a kid and it seems that trunk or treats are a pretty regular thing now (or maybe they’re only regular in the Midwest? Or at churches? I mean, try and trick or treat in our neighborhood and you’re going to have to traverse a few-dozen cornfields to reach enough houses to obtain a proper Skittles quotient.) In case you’re unfamiliar with trunk or treats, everyone involved lines their cars up in one row — rear ends out. Trunks are opened, lawn chairs are set out and a line of costumed trick or treaters walk from car to car filling their buckets with various treats and trinkets. They’re fun, because it’s a chance to visit with neighbors and friends, see every costume and not worry about which people are actually home or where doorbells are.
Most people jazz up their trunks a little bit, a spiderweb here, a pumpkin there. While I’m sure it would be easy to go overboard (and I’m sure people do) here’s a few of the decorated cars from our neighborhood trunk or treat (including what I did to my own car) as well as some other sweet trunks I discovered.
Have you ever participate in a trunk or treat? Do you decorate your car for holidays?
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