Event Idea: Trunk or Treat

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Halloween is coming!

Whether you have no kids in your community or all kids, clean out your trunks and get ready for some treating. You’re never too old for dressing up and some candy, right? If you have kids in your community, odds are they’re going to be out Trick or Treating – take this opportunity to build community.

Instead of everyone turning on their porch lights and excitedly awaiting those little knocks on the door, encourage residents to bring their cars to a designated parking lot, clean out their trunks, and fill them up with candy. If your budget is large, you could provide the candy. If you budget is small, make it a BYOCandy night.

Be sure to get the word out and let the trick or treaters (big or small) know. Host a best costume contest with a few categories: scariest, silliest, most DIY. You could even encourage neighbors to “dress” their trunks/cars and have a best dressed trunk contest with a give away for a free carwash.

Don’t forget the grub! There will be lots of candy, so that’s pretty much covered. Check out our Fall Harvest Pinterest board for some fall themed eats and treats. Make it a party by inviting a local band or DJ to bring some live music to the event.

Happy Treating!


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