For many people, Halloween is the best holiday of the year. What other day allows us to unleash our creativity and be someone weíre not? What other day allows for such rapid and unrestrained consumption of sugar without any guilt?
This Halloween, if youíre in a neighborhood or part of a community that holds a trunk or treat, then you have a great opportunity to stretch creativity to new limits.
Trunk or treating has become popular in the last few years. Communities gather with cars that are lined up in rows. Their trunks are decked out and filled with a wide variety of treats and trinkets. Trunk or treats are loads of fun because everyone gets a chance to enjoy the atmosphere of Halloween without worrying about strangers walking up to their doors.
Getting ready for a trunk or treat
Some people go all out in jazzing up their cars. Itís easy to go overboard. However, keeping it simple is the best way to go, especially if youíre on a budget.
- Ensure your insurance is up to date
Halloween isnít just scary for the ghost stories and scary costumes. It is also the holiday that sees the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 30 pedestrians are killed every year on Halloween. Children are (unsurprisingly) most at risk during Halloween. According to government data, an average of 5.5 children under the age of 18 are killed in motor accidents each Halloween, up from the 2.6 average on all other days of the year.
Halloween also means more people roaming outside into the late-night hours. To ensure your Trick-or-Treat trunk stays intact, be sure to research quotes on auto insurance ahead of the holiday to make sure you have the coverage you need.
- Clean your car out
What is the state of your car? Chances are your trunk is full of long-forgotten junk. Take this time to clean out your car. This will help you get the best effects when you deck out your car. A clean trunk gives you a clear canvas to work from. It will also help you take any valuable items out of the car to prevent losses.
- Think of a theme
Having a theme is a great place to start. Having a clear theme will help you determine exactly how to decorate your car. Youíll also know what decorations and materials to purchase. Sketch out your theme on paper and refine it. This will help you avoid making mistakes on the actual car.
- Decorate proportional to your car
A pick-up truck offers more flexibility when it comes to decorating. However, if you have a smaller car, you may be limited for space. It is important to choose decorations that will fit your car. Make use of the space available to you.
- Set up your props
Using the sketch of your theme, you can now set up your props in your car. Begin by setting down a protective sheet in your trunk. This will protect your car from damage. It will also make it easy to clean the car once Halloween is over.
Although you may have a sketch of your vision, itís okay to allow yourself some creative freedom. You can stray from your plan and see a whole new vision come to life. Just go with the flow.
- Include treats and trinkets
Fill your trunk with some treats and trinkets. You can go along with the theme that you have set for your carís dťcor. Itís important to remember that you donít have to spend too much to have a spectacular looking car for your trunk or treat. Simple designs go a long way.