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What is Trunk or Treat? Halloween on Lake Conroe!

 Lake Conroe Real Estate brings YOU FUN!That was my first question when I saw the new Inspiration Station post. 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.Lake Conroe Real Estate brings YOU FUN!


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.

Decorate your trunk! Lake Conroe Real Estate brings YOU FUN!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! My bunch


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Comment balloon 35 commentsDeb Brooks • October 17 2011 06:20PM


What a fun idea! My son is 2 this year so we are obviously very excited to do the whole Halloween thing :)

Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) about 7 years ago

We do Trunk or Treat as part of our Hallelujah Night at church.  It is a lot of fun and safe for the kids wondering through the parking lot.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Hi Deb-

Albuquerque has numerous "trunk or treats' all around the city.  It's a great way to keep the kids off the streets and safe.  Many Churches provide them as well as local business's..... A great way to advertise!

Best regards from the Q

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 7 years ago

This is the first I've heard of this, and I live in a rural area. I love the idea. I really like the Goblin Guts idea.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 7 years ago

A scary trunk Deb, how fun, spooky, and creative for Halloween...

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Deb~

Do you have your costume picked out? A mermaid? A Princess?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 7 years ago

The trunk parties sound like fun. The problem with all trick or treating is when you're out with your own kids with all the neighbors, who is home in the same neighborhood to hand out candy? Enter, the empty-nesters!!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 7 years ago

That was my first question when I read that post too, Deb! I posted a picture on the post with one possible interpretation of what Trunk or Treat is...I was going to do a post about it myself, but you beat me to it. Great post and congrats on the feature!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) about 7 years ago

Deb these trunk of treat events are such fun for kids and adults.   And personally we go to the BEST party in Phoenix every year.  This year the theme is  'CLUE" so everybody is coming as a detective of some kind.  We're hosting this year so it's going to be even more fun!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 7 years ago

This really is a terrific idea and one of the best ones I have heard in a long time.  Thanks for the suggestion... now, where did I put that costume?

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 7 years ago

Deb- I love the idea and it definitely can be made so much safer for our kids.  I'd never heard of Trunk or Treat til now!.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 7 years ago

I too never heard of Trunk or Treat until now.  Great idea and decorating a trunk or two is not quite as daunting a task as decorating a whole house.  

Posted by Lisa Cromwell, Realtor, CRS, Loudoun, No. VA (RE/MAX Premier, Northern VA, Loudoun County) about 7 years ago

Shannon, do not be surprised if he is frightened into submission! LOL Please post the costume pic for us to enjoy! Have fun and stay safe.

Gene, that sounds like a wonderful idea! We have been limiting the grandkids to the Church functions for the past few years too.

John, ABSOLUTELY! It's fun and safe when organized. How awesome is that?

And when we run out of candy we can drive away! Ha!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 7 years ago

Debbie, My kids use to love it. That was their fave event at our parties!

Gary, Wish I had thought of it!! This is a wonderful idea.

JaneAnne, I'm dressing up as a blogger and carrying my computer!!!!

Donna, I noticed that last year in the neighborhood. We had to go to each third or forth house finally finding a welcoming light on!



Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 7 years ago

What a great way to make yourself "known" or "branded" in a community.  Thank yoU!

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) about 7 years ago


I had no idea what "trunk ur treat" was until I read this ... thanks for clearing it up for us!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) about 7 years ago

Awesome post Debb.. What a clever idea!!! Growing up in a rural part of the country I am surprised I never thought of this! By the way you make a lovely red head! :) 

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) about 7 years ago

No worry in our neighborhood - We had as many as 146 at our door one Halloween - Although it's less now...

Posted by Marcia Kramarz, CDPE,LMC,CBR (Re/Max Executive Realty) about 7 years ago

I love this.  We "Trunk or Treat" often during our Pop Warner Football Games!  It's great fun and it helps the kids fell not so left out if they have a game on Halloween!  Greast Blog!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 7 years ago

Never heard of this before. But, actually it makes some sense. Halloween can be lots of fun, but not without little kids who get dressed up.

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 7 years ago

Ohhh I get it now! I feel silly for not having Googled it myself but I figured it would come out eventually. Us ranch kids get it haha

Posted by Dominic Tartaglia, GRI, SLO first-time homebuyer specialist (Tartaglia Realty) about 7 years ago

HI Deb,

lots of fun tips, ticks and treats, must admit that halloween is a time of the year that does not appeal or entertain me at all. Just don't get it, but can't deny that other seem to enjoy it, but we won't do much about it.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 7 years ago

I've heard of this idea, I like it a lot.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 7 years ago

I have never heard of this, but it has a lot of possibilities! Part of the fun of Halloween is running from house to house, but mainly it is candy, staying up in the dark and showing off your costume! I don't know if we do this anywhere locally.

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) about 7 years ago

This is a great idea.. I think the kids.. both young and old enjoy halloween.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 7 years ago

What a great idea! Here in Hood River, they close down mainstreet and kids trick-or-treak the businesses there. It's like a massive block party, fun for kids and adults and safe. I do, however, miss giving away candy myself, but we are very rural, too and no one would come.


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Howdy and evening Deb

Deb, you sure have gave folks some mighty fine tip ideas for holding Trunk or Treat event.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 7 years ago

This is the first I have heard of this as well and it sounds intriguing.  Have fun and be safe!  

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) about 7 years ago

Great idea with a fun fare bonus. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by George Bennett, Inactive Principal Broker, GRI (Inactive) about 7 years ago

I am waiting for the Trunk or Treat church postcard to arrive to post a similar local event. Love the Golden in the photo!

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge about 7 years ago

I have noticed signs the last week or so with trunk or treat on them and I had no idea what it meant. Thanks for answering the question I never asked. I think it is a great safe idea!

Posted by Surprise Arizona Realtor Jim Braun Sun City Grand Active Adult Communities, Surprise AZ real estate Phoenix West Valley (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Jim Braun Sun City Grand Az ) about 7 years ago

Great idea, Deb.  Some of the local churches have been doing this for a couple years, and it's a nice safe way to keep the kids safe and in view.  8-)  Besides, you always know where the candy is too.  Yum!

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) about 7 years ago

We do Trunk or Treat at our church, What fun

Posted by Jack O'Neal (Conway Real Estate) about 7 years ago

I saw this recently near me and wondered what it was all about...thank you for sharing this. Also, dry ice is so much fun and affordable and easy to set up....Everyone has to do this...good one Deb...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) about 7 years ago

Very cool!  Thank you for sharing!!

Posted by Carla Pritchard about 7 years ago