Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween / Trunk-or-Treat

Treat bags Claire and I made for her class:

The costumes:

We recycled some of Emily's previous costumes for Allyson and Claire -a detective, and an artist. Mr. Max was a handsome king. Oh an Emily? She was just a teen! :-)

Halloween has come and gone...a fun time was had by all. Our kids have never done the "house to house" kind of trick-or-treating...it's more like "cubicle to cubicle". We have always taken the kids to daddy's office where they walk the hallways and are given way too much candy from all of the staff. It's a huge event every year with hundreds of kids.

All of that candy-filled fun is followed by trunk-or-treat at church. We have participated in this event for many years...don't even remember the last time we gave out candy from home! It's a wonderful way to reach out to the community. This year, we had over 4,000 people come through!!

We waited too long to work on our trunk display, and couldn't think of anything really creative. At the last minute, I thought of something the event organizer had said during church - that we should get "plugged in" to trunk-or-treat...so I went with that theme! We made a giant outlet and plug, then added signage and some lightning bolts. It was simple, yet effective! We even won a prize in the creative category!! :-)

And these are a few of the other displays:


Living Creatively said...

Hahaa! I love their costumes!!
It's so much safer to go cubicle to cubicle, and then Trunk-or-Treating. We accidentally missed the church Trunk-or-Treat this year, and ended up going door-to-door with another family. It was scary, to say the least. Someone even came out of one home in full ghoul costume with a REAL chainsaw. :/ Not good.

Love all of the Trunk decorations!! Yours IS very creative. How did you make the giant plug? It looks great!

Jill and Rick said...

They all looked great for Halloween, and my goodness those "trunks" are pretty impressive!! It looks like a good time, Lois!

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