What Is Trunk or Treat?
Our parish grade school has a Trunk or Treat event every October. If you aren’t familiar with Trunk or Treats, it is an event where everyone parks in a lot and sits by their tailgate. The kids walk from car to car and trick or treat. The school charges $10 a car and sells pizza.
Well, it turns out that many of the teenagers missed going to Trunk or Treat. The Venturing Crew had been throwing around ideas about what to do as an October activity a couple of years ago. They thought about a Halloween party or going to a haunted house. And one of them said, “Could we go to Trunk or Treat?” And then they all started reminiscing about how fun it was when they were in grade school and they participated in the event.
So they helped distribute pizzas at the event and do some other small jobs for the organizers. In return, they had a table where they hung out together and passed out candy (since none of them had a car). They wore costumes and had a great time.
So this was mostly a social event for them with just a little service thrown in. They loved it!
A costume party is also a fun Halloween activity for older youth. They are not to old to enjoy dressing up. Just remind them to keep it appropriate.
This is a hilarious Halloween party game. Good for teenagers or even younger kids.
If you want to give out a healthy alternative to candy, draw little jack o lantern faces on oranges or clementines.