Trick or Treat in a Trunk…

Trick or Treat in a Trunk

It is the bewitching hour, at least in our neck of the woods. Tonight our neighborhood hosted a Halloween hay ride for the kids…Trick or Treat in a Trunk.

We live in a ranch style community where the houses are scattered throughout the neighborhood.  Also it is typical for the houses to sit a good 100-200 feet from the road.  Needless to say we are not trick or treat friendly when it comes to the tradition of walking from house to house.

However, we have a wonderful lady who organizes neighborhood events for most of the holidays.  I believe this is the third annual Halloween hay ride and trick or treat in a trunk.  The event  is gaining popularity.  Tonight there were 2 trailers filled with  kids and parents enjoying the cool fall weather that rolled in Thursday evening while being driven from house to house.

Trick or Treat in a Trunk

Sometime last week a flyer was delivered to all the houses with the hay ride route and instructions for participating.  You could either drop your candy off at the starting point or wait for the hay ride at the end of your driveway.

We chose the later and filled 40 candy bags in anticipation of the revellers.  We parked the truck at the end of the driveway and waited.  We had several neighbors stop by and give us the update as to where the trailers were in the route.  The evening was cool.  There was music from a party drifting through the air.  And then the sound of the tractor as it rounded the corner.

Trick or Treat in a Trunk

This was our first time to participate in the Halloween hay ride and trick or trunk event.  I think I had as much fun as the kids.

The best part of the evening was it was all over in 20 minutes.  The other benefits of trick or treat in a trunk are; our little dogs didn’t bark the heads off for hours on end I didn’t have to run to the door every 15 minutes.  Also it is an almost unwritten rule that you should say something about the cute and not so cute outfits.  Tonight I made one general comment to how cute everyone looked, doing my part to recognize the effort that went into getting dressed up and to the hayride on time, without really having to put much effort into it.  All in all…Trick or Treat in a Trunk is a treat in my book.

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13 responses to “Trick or Treat in a Trunk…

  1. Tina Martin

    That is such an awesome idea!

  2. Fun, fun, fun…..this is what trick or treat should be! Beautiful photos. Thanks. Have a blessed day my friend. Have a great weekend.

  3. barb19

    What a wonderful and happy time everyone seemed to be having! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great idea! Trick or treating over in less than half an hour is a huge bonus.

    I sit outside in our driveway to hand out candy so our dogs don’t go nuts with the doorbell ringing.

  5. Our church is doing “Trunk or Treat” this afternoon. We drive the truck and bring down the tail gate, just sit and the little ones come by up and down the parking lot rows. It’s fun, safe and contained. Also, it allows us to be home to watch over our house on the real date. We’ve been doing this for over five years…so glad it’s catching on!

  6. Looks fun. Thank you for sharing. 😎

  7. If you lived in the northeast . . . it would have been a SLEIGH ride instead of a HAY ride. Brr . . .

    Glad you had FUN! 😀

  8. The kids will always remember this. How fun!

  9. This is becoming so popular and what a great way to get the community together!

  10. This looks great fun! In the UK I used to dread trick and treeters calling because the teenagers were menacing and often caused some nasty damage to proeprty and vechiles.

    this is far more civilised 🙂

  11. Now that is what they call community spirit! Kudos. 🙂

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