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50 epic trunk-or-treat epic decorating ideas you wish you had time for

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on LDSLiving.com in October 2018.

While the origins of "trunk-or-treating" are a mystery, the benefits of them are well-known: less walking for little kids, a safer environment for Halloween, and fun for everyone! While many Latter-day Saint Stakes sponsor these events in various places around the U.S., if you've never had a chance to trunk-or-treat, try starting one in your ward or community this year.

The best part of this fun tradition? Decorating your car's trunk to match a specific theme you choose. Some people keep it simple, and others go all out. The "trick" to it seems to be finding something you're passionate about—or have a lot of stuff for—and displaying it in your trunk as creatively as possible. If you've got Christmas lights, sports gear, cardboard, or fake cobwebs, you can have a creepy or cool trunk in a flash. And if you're feeling a little more ambitious, your creativity (and budget) is the only limit!

Get inspired for your trunk-or-treat look by these 50 amazing trunk-or-treat decorating ideas, from the flashy and flamboyant to the simple and sophisticated:

Pop Culture

1. Candy Land

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

2. Pac Man

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

3. Angry Birds

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

4. Sports team

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

5. Cookie Monster

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

6. The Great Pumpkin

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

7. McDonald's Drive-thru

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

8. I Spy

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

9. Muppets

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

10. Veggie Tales

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating


Festive

11. Mummy

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

12. Black Cat

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

13. Spiders

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

14. Castle

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

15. Hay Ride

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

16. Ghosts

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

17. Crime Scene

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

18. Cartoon Mad Scientist's Lab

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating


Movies

19. Narnia

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

20. Indiana Jones

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

21. Cars

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

22. Ghost Busters

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

23. Star Wars

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

24. Millennium Falcon

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

25. Alice in Wonderland

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

26. Andy's Room (Toy Story)

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

27. Nightmare Before Christmas

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

28. Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc.)

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating


Other

29. Circus

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

30. Treasure Chest

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

31. Construction

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

32. Shoe

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

33. Darts

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

34. Mouth

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

35. 50s Diner

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

36. Zoo

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

37. Oven/Bakery

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

38. Beehive

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

39. Garden

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating


40. Camping

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

41. Christmas lights

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

42. Shark

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

43. Jail

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

44. Artist

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

45. Whale

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

46. Wagon

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

47. Mini drive-in

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

48. Noah's Ark

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

49. Train

50 Ways to Dominate at Trunk-or-Treat Decorating

50. If all else fails....

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