Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat at Emmanuel
Sunday, October 27, 2019
3:00-5:00 PM

What is Trunk or Treat?

Children will come to our parking lot where cars will be decorated with some type of theme.  They will visit each car and get a treat or play a game!  This event is a way to do outreach in the community, teach children about the Bible and provide safe treats!

Who Should Participate?

Individuals, families, Girl or Boy Scout Troops, sports groups, grandparents…The list is endless!
If you like Halloween, but your neighborhood doesn’t do it anymore or if you live in an apartment, this is for you!

As you think about how you want to decorate your car consider these suggestions:
Start with a Theme

Your theme will establish everything else you do. Start by choosing a theme and then add your ideas to it!

Coordinate Your Costume

More than just decorating your car, consider matching your costume to the theme, too! You don’t have to dress up!

Add an Activity

Many trunk decorators have added ways for the kids to earn their candy through some sort of activity. For some trunks, the kids must search through a treasure chest of gold at their pirate-themed car, or maybe they have to throw their fishing pole into the “sea” trunk to retrieve their prize. Kids LOVE this sort of thing!

Get Creative With the Candy

Depending on your theme, consider giving away candy or prizes that match the theme. For example, the Cookie Monster-themed trunk could definitely give out some cookies!

Make it Personal

There are lots of ideas to look at on the display, but don’t feel limited by the examples. Think of your own favorite animals, children’s stories, movies, hobbies and more that YOU are interested!

To Sign Your Trunk Up, contact Donna Meoli at or 301-725-5200!

Special thanks to our event sponsor:

Need some inspiration for trunk or treat? Click here for some ideas from Oriental Trading Company.