Oct 4, 2010
Trunk or treat is basically trick or treating from car trunks. This event may be a great alternative to Fall festival or a carnival and is a family friendly outreach event. Here is what you need to know.
This year our church is expecting about 700 people to show up for this safe trick or treating event. Buying that much candy would break the bank, so we started a bedlam OU/OSU candy drive. We have two drop sites where our church members put their donated wrapped candy. Each site has 2 containers, one orange for OSU and one red for OU. Our pastors will be wearing the team color and attire of the winning team.
We have a sign up sheet for people to enter their car, truck, motorcycle, and even trailers in a trunk-decorating contest. We are offering an awesome trophy and a $25 dollar gift card. Our trunk or treat flyers have photos of previous trunks. Trunks can be decorated anyway and can also have games going on at them for extra prizes. We also set up carnival style games for the kids to play to win extra candy between vehicles. The games don’t have to be elaborate, but fun and easy to do for all ages – make sure the games are not too long so the lines don’t get overwhelming.
Get The Word Out!
Flyers, Posters, Door hangers, emails, newspaper ads, Craigslist, Facebook, and school newsletters. Do whatever you can to get the word out to your community. Be creative! Let your community know what Trunk Or Treat is and what they can expect. Parents are looking for a safe place for their kids!
Think About First Impressions
We are providing popcorn and lemonade as refreshments for the families that come to our Trick or Trunk event. This is a cost-effective way to keep your visitors around so that you can be friendly, evangelize, and invite them to church. Share with your volunteers practical ways to be friendly and kind to the guest and teach them how to spot and help new visitors.