20 More Family Friendly Trunk or Treat Ideas!

We know you loved the first 20 trunk or treat ideas we shared so we wanted to share even more.  It’s not like you have to twist my arm, I love to look at Halloween costume and trunk or treat decor ideas.  We still haven’t decided on our family costumes for this fall and that’s not like us.  We need to get on the ball!  This post is brought to you by Zeiglerchryslerdodge.com.

1.  Crayola – who doesn’t love these amazing crayons?

2.  A giant Minion.  How cute!

 

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Cleaning out my closet tonight. Much needed reminder about all of the clothes I have and don’t wear simply because I don’t know how to style them or forget they are there because I stick with the easy go-to outfits that I wear again and again. I’m posting here to hold myself accountable to wear something different each day for as long as I can by shopping my own closet. Bright spot – I found these overalls from two Halloween’s ago when Roen and I dressed as minions for our trunk-or-treat ❤️. I’m going to post my outfits daily in stories to be accountable and so I can remember what I have and haven’t worn. They may not all be winners but should be interesting. #closet365 #closetchallenge . . . #shopyourcloset #shopmycloset #minion #trunkortreat #minions😍 #miniontrunk #minionstyle #overalls #overallstyle #closetgoals #boymom #boymomlife #halloweencostume #halloweenminions #trunkortreat🎃 #overallsfordays #momandson #mylittle #shopmywardrobe #boymomma #mylittleminion #littleminion #kcmom #kcmomblogger #kansascitymom #adventureswithkids #adventuresinmomlife

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3.  The tooth fairy!  I have never seen one like this before.  I love the originality!

 

4.  You can turn your vehicle into a traveling zoo.  …I guess that would be a circus.  Whatever you call it, it’s precious!

 

5.  I truly love this!  I almost squealed when I saw it.  Very fun!

 

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#trunkortreat #shark #hgtv #propstylist

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6.  Jurassic Park.  Wow, impressive.  My kids would be terrified of this one but I don’t think most kids would so I still consider it family friendly.

7.  Wow, I don’t know what I could add to this.  It’s just amazing!

8.  Snoopy!! I love Lucy’s advice stand and Snoopy’s dog house!  Well done!

 

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Where the Halloween obsession began 😂 #SpecialNeedsKids #Halloween #TrunkOrTreat #Charliebrown #JaedynsWorld

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9.  Under the Sea.  This is a simple set up but whimsical and fun.

10.  Adult-sized Barbie.  I love it!

 

11.  Super heroes!

 

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Our first annual trunk or treat! The Incredibles! #TLLA #halloween #trunkortreat #earlychildhood #education

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12.  Pikachu

 

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#trunkortreat #pikachu

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13.  Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, & Wendy.  I love the window scene behind them.  Darling!

 

 

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#peterpan #tinkerbell #wendy #trunkortreat

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14.  The Lollipop Guild!  No way!

 

 

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We represent the frickin Lollipop Guild. #trunkortreat #lollipop #tennisrackets #longsufferingdad #gooddads

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15.  Moana!

 

 

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#homemadecostumes #moana #maui #disney #pua #heihei #taka #tefeti #trunkortreat #halloween

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16.  Cars’ VW.  How cute!!

17.  The Jungle Book

 

 

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#Jungle Book trunk or treat #junglebook #futuretrunks #trunkortreat

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18.  A bubble machine!!  Nothing else is needed, am I right?

 

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Bubbles!!! Really cool image taken on an IPhone 8! #rcdsphotographynotclub #iphone8camera #trunkortreat

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19.  Wow!! What an impressive recreation of the house from the movie Up!

 

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Real Life Russel From Pixar’s “Up”. #Pixar #Russel #movies #Cutie #trunkortreat #funtimes #familytime.

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20.  A NASA spaceship complete with an astronaut and aliens!!  Ah, this is one of my favorites!

 

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Had a blast 🚀!!! Ready for pic overload… #trunkortreat

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There you have it, an additional 20 family friendly trunk or treat ideas.  To see the first 20 ideas click here.

20 Family Friendly Trunk or Treat Ideas

Trunk or treating is our favorite way to do trick or treating.  It’s safer and I just LOVE the trunk or treat decorations.  I hope you’ll enjoy this list I’ve gathered of 20 family friendly trunk or treat ideas.  This post is brought to you by Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Ram.

1.  Candyland!! I love this one so much!

 

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My wife got that 1st place trunk #TrunkRTreat

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2.  Is it ever too early to start celebrating Christmas?

 

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Had such a great time tonight! #TrunkRTreat #ChristmasInOctober

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3.  The car is dressed like a dog and the dog is dressed like a car.  Cute!

 

4. Angry Birds

 

 

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Super exhausted, but well worth it! • • • #halloween #trunkrtreat #spokanefirst #jesusfirstchurch

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5. Dino Dig.  I know my kids would love this one!!

 

6. Stranger Things theme.  Spooky and cute all in one!

 

7.  Star Wars

 

 

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My parents are cool. #trunkrtreat #halloween #trickortreat #starwars #leia #jedi #maytheforthbewithyou

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8. Oooh, the princess and the frog.  A gigantic car-sized frog!  How fun!

 

 

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The Princess and her Frog. Come to out to Westview 6-8. #trunkrtreat

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9.  The Great Pumpkin!  Oh, I just love Charlie Brown!

 

 

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Our #TrunkRTreat theme was a Hit!!!! #TheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown 🎃 Man did I have a blast!! I love doing crafty things 😊

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10.  I love Lucy!  Spot on, folks, spot on!

 

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Our #TrunkRTreat theme was a Hit!!!! #TheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown 🎃 Man did I have a blast!! I love doing crafty things 😊

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11.  Simple big scary creature.  Easy and still very fun!

 

 

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Winging it worked. #trunkrtreat

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12.  Veggietales!

 

 

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Trunk R Treat 2015 #firstchurch #trunkrtreat #veggietales

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13.  This car was transformed into a Ninja Turtle.  Man, I used to love the Ninja Turtles when I was a kid!

 

 

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Chelsey and Scott at trunk-r-treat. #trunkrtreat #ninja #ninjaturtles #cousins

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14. Starbucks “Walk Thru” – too cute!

 

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#trunkrtreat Starbucks!

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15.  Eek!! Giant teeth make this vehicle a larger than life monster.

 

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RAWR!!!!! #TrunkRTreat #Halloween

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16.  This monster looks friendly.  Maybe it’s the soft big eyes or maybe it’s the flopping tongue.

 

 

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Another year and another loss… next year I really amp up my game… #TrunkRTreat

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17.  Have leftover birthday party decorations?  Wrap some empty boxes and voila, you have a cute birthday themed vehicle.

 

18.  This truck did a phenomenal job with their basketball court decor.

 

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THE 2014 BEST TRUNK WINNER ! The Memphis Tiger Basketball trunk #tlcmemphis #trunkrtreat

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19.  This space themed decor would be my daughter’s favorite.  She loves her some stars!

 

 

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Twinkly star trunk #tlcmemphis #trunkrtreat

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20.  Cookie Monster – yum, yum, yum!

 

 

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COOKIE TRUNK! #trunkrtreat #tlcmemphis

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There you have it, 20 trunk or treat decor ideas that vary from simple to complex.  I hope you’ve found something to inspire you for your trunk or treat decorating this Halloween season.

A-Team Family Halloween Costume

Halloween has already passed but I must show you our Halloween costumes from this year.  Because our kids are still too small to have a preference we decided to choose for them.  We chose to go with one of our favorite TV shows of all time (my absolute favorite!) – the A-Team!  We recently finished watching the entire season on Netflix and I was ready to start over but my husband thought we should watch something else in between.  Now we’ve moved on to MacGyver.  He’s still great, don’t get me wrong, but he’s no B.A. or Hannibal or Face or Murdock.  Not even close.

Now for our costume reveal.  Drum roll please…

Murdock and Hannibal Halloween Costumes

This is me in a giant sea monster costume.  I was Hannibal in his sea monster costume which he regularly dressed in on the show for his side job.  My daughter (Murdock) threw us a curve ball on Halloween night.  She was scared of my costume and cried and cried.  We had been talking up the A-Team to her and introducing her to the characters.  Looking back now, it would have been wise of us to tell her that I would be in a sea monster costume and not a grey haired man.  Oh, but we made memories!  After two minutes in that suit for pictures I was out of it for the night.  If anyone wants to buy a practically new sea monster costume, let me know!

A-Team Halloween Costume

My husband was Templeton Peck (aka Face) and my little boy was, you guessed it, B.A Baracus.

Mr.T Halloween Costume

B.A. stands for Bad Attitude so we thought his crying fit our theme for the night.

Murdock Halloween Costume

Check out her costume details!  We made her a custom shirt that says, “Minds are for people who think” just like the one Murdock wore on the show.  I drew a tiger and the words DA NANG 1970 to replicate Murdock’s signature bomber jacket.  I think she was an adorable Murdock!

A-Team Murdock CostumeAll in all it was a fabulous night, we had fun, made memories, and she walked away with a small bucket full of candy, or as she calls it trick-or-treats. 🙂

The pictures in this post were taken by the talented Alyson Lawton.  If you’re in the same area of NC that I am you’ll want to check out her site AlysonLawton.com.  She does tremendous work at a very reasonable price!

 

Meringue Pumpkins – Inspiring Monday

Meringue Pumpkins

Ingredients:

4 large egg whites (120 grams)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup (200 grams) superfine or caster sugar (if you don’t have superfine sugar simply take 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar and process it for about 30 seconds in a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
gel orange food coloring

(If you want these to actually taste like pumpkin you can carefully fold 1/4 cup of pure pumpkin purée after you’ve mixed the other ingredients.)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and move your rack to the middle of your oven.

Using the wish attachment on an electric mixer wisk the egg whites on a low-medium speed until foamy. Next add the cream of tartar and keep mixing until they hold soft peaks when you turn off and remove the wisks.  Add the sugar a little at a time until the meringue holds very stiff peaks.  Now add in the vanilla extract and gel food coloring with a toothpick.  Remember a little goes a long way and you can’t take it back but you can always add more.

Feel a little bit of the meringue between your fingers to see if it feels gritty.  Keep beating it until all the sugar dissolves and it no longer feels gritty.

Grab a cookie sheet and cover it with parchment paper.  Dab a little meringue in each corner of the cookie sheet under the parchment paper.  This will help hold it in place while you pipe.  Add your meringue to a pastry bag fitted with your star tip.

While holding the bag straight up and down, use even pressure to pipe about a two inch round pumpkin, release pressure and gently raise.

Bake the meringues for approximately one hour to one and a half hours.  They should be crisp to the touch.  Then turn off the oven, open the door and allow them to finish trying in there for several hours (I choose overnight because it’s easier with kids).

After several hours (or many hours the next day) draw your pumpkin faces using a Wilton’s edible marker.  With a little patience and a steady hand you can’t go wrong!

These will last several days when stored at room temperature in a closed container. This recipes makes 20-25 pumpkins depending on how generous you are with your piping.  Enjoy!

 

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