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The World's Safest
Most Unconventional Trick or Treat!
This activity is a lot of fun and has the added
advantage of being far safer than conventional trick or treating - we
call it TRUNK OR
Here's how it works: Call friends and
neighbors, or talk to your church, play group or maybe just everybody on
your long dirt road where conventional trick-or-treating is unrealistic,
and see if there is any interest in a trick or treat set up where
everyone decorates their cars, RV's, tractors or vans; then everybody
drives to an assigned spot - the church parking lot, school lot, or
maybe a local strip mall. Everyone backs into place. The center is left
open for games and judging, and finally trick or treating, with kids
darting from car to car.
Trunk or Treat
is very safe, very fun, and can get quite competitive. Last year, one
car was decorated as the 100 Acre Woods with all the adults dressed as
characters from Winnie the Pooh, with big tree limbs from their property
hanging all over their car. One car had stuffed trash bags and made 8
legs hanging over the sides of the car while the huge body of a spider
sat on the roof rack. One car had put purple lights inside the car and a
bowl of water with dry ice in it (for fog) under the car and they
dressed like aliens, so it really looked like a flying saucer. Another
had a huge ghost circling on top!
You might try Trunk or Treat one year in addition
to conventional trick or treating, and then let it take over if it works
Halloween Dessert Recipes
Spider Cupcakes (pictured above)
2 Yellow Skittles (or red skittles if you
prefer) with black slits drawn on them with a sharpie pen
Black Licorice - Cut one black licorice strip
into four pieces to get the rigid leg look. Twizzlers work great
because they're already curved.
Rice Krispie Treat
Make rice krispie treats (use recipe
on cereal box)
Instead of making bars, use lots of Pam to
cover your hands to roll out legs and use a mixing bowl to press a
Decorate with 2 red skittles for eyes. Use a
sharpie pen to make black slits on the eyes.
Use 2 yellow gum balls cut in half for fang.
Vanilla Pudding (food coloring
Chocolate covered graham cracker for
Chocolate covered graham crackers crumbled
Icing to write RIP
American Red Cross: Halloween