That was my first question when I saw the new Inspiration Station post. Hummm...off I went to search for it! I absolutely love the idea! Being from a rural area my house was way back off the beaten path. Even I was afraid to go out in the dark on Halloween night! No one EVER came to my front door for candy.
I had to eat it all!
Do you have a car or a truck? Then you have a trunk! This concept is based upon the candy going to the kids instead of the kids going to the candy! Yep, have car will travel. I am finding this a most fascinating idea and one I hope to execute.
Drive to your local neighborhood or church or party and open your trunk! You can get crazy with your decorations and costumes! Over the course of the past few years Halloween and the celebrations have become forced to change.
My suggestion is to gather a group of people that you know and trust and set up your own Halloween extravaganza! This is totally new to me but the research truly makes sense not only for the rural neighborhoods but ALL children could be safer. And, parents and grandparents can too!
Here are a few of my personal tips for decorating your trunks.
Always remember the dry ice! It's easy to manage and will give an extra eerie punch to your trunk!
Be sure to dress the part! Vampires are the kids favorites this year!
Set up a few small games around your trunk. My favorite is to boil up a lot of pasta in different sizes. Dump them in a large container with a water and oil mix. Decorate the container only allowing little hands to get in. Name it Goblin Guts or something of the sort and mix small plastic party favors in with the pasta and water. Use spider rings, eyeballs, lips and inexpensive goodies. It freaks the kids out yet they love pulling out the goodies to keep! Don't forget the paper towels!
Get the kids together before Halloween and allow them to help you record a scary sound track to run while the Trick or Treating is going on. Screams are great, a little spooky music, footsteps and gurgling and so much more. Play it on a loop while the kids help hand out the candy. It will make them a part of their own "giving experience" and keep them scared from their own recordings!
Get a clapper! You know, the kind that makes the witch cackle or the montster growl with clapping. After candy is given out tell the kids to clap! That'll get them running back to their parents!
Remember Halloween isn't just for children. Get in there and have some fun!
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