Thursday, October 24, 2013

Trunk Or Treat

I love Halloween!

I love trick or treating!  I love seeing children all dressed up excited to be receiving candy.

The Short Chic's school hosted a Trunk or Treat and we volunteered to host a trunk. My kids are slightly obsessed with Minions so we decided to use them as our theme.

I have been busy making decorations for the past week. I even painted. Which is something I do not consider myself good at.

I also made our costumes.

Here is a photo of our completed trunk:

I painted a tri-fold black poster board with white paint. It was my attempt to make it look like a chalkboard. I painted mathematical problems, diagrams of weapons, and sketches of Minions.  In front of the chalkboard we hung an old window. I painted a Minion on the window and hung a cute rag tie banner in Halloween colors.

The finishing touch for me was to paint and make a Minion treat bucket. Honestly, I did not even notice that I forgot his mouth until I was home looking at the photos! No one seemed to notice as we received a lot of compliments on him.

The costumes were pretty easy to pull together. I purchased bright yellow t-shirts from Hobby Lobby. {$3.99 - 30% on sale!}. I also purchased the hats at Hobby Lobby. They were also 30% off of $2.99. I used a bottle of RID dye which  was less than $5.00 to dye the white hats yellow. The Gru logo was made using iron on transfers. We added suspenders, and glasses to complete our look.

Our Short Chic did not want to be a Minion. She wanted to be a Monster High Doll. She loved hanging out and trick or treating with her cousin, Allie. Allie dressed up like Lizzie from Jake and The Neverland Pirates.

There were only about 28 trunks but we probably handed out candy to over 400 children. The Trunk or Treat started at 6:30 and the first time I saw the end of the line was after 8:00 p.m. The end of the line did not reach us till nearly 8:30 p.m.!

There were a few other notable trunks.

My wonderful Mother-In-Law threw together a trunk in less than a day. I wish you all could see her up close. She had the most amazing feather fake eyelashes on! She looked amazing!

I thought this Candy Bar was funny!

How cute is this scary mouth?

And of course, those Duck Dynasty dudes are all over the place! I do want to point out that There were so many young kids dressed up in camo and beards. Then I see one of the trunks embraced the theme as well!

We went through nearly 7 large bags of candy. By the time we got into our car to head home, the thermostat said it was 48 degrees outside. No wonder I felt cold! Maybe next year we will find a costume that is warmer!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Happy Trunk or Treat!


  1. Great job!!!! Love you trunk

  2. How fun!!! Can't believe the huge turn out. Ya'll look cute!