New Trunk Or Treat Ideas Including Scooby Doo

by Alli

Our church loves hosting an annual Trunk or Treat Party. We always have a blast and we’ve got some new trunk or treat ideas that you will love.

I’m linking some of the costumes and props at the end of this post. As an affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

What Is Trunk Or Treat?

A group of adults get together in a parking lot and decorates their trunks for Halloween. The kids go from trunk to trunk to “trick or treat” and receive candy, small prizes, etc. 

At our church, the adults are invited to dress up and we love it. We also serve free hotdog and hamburger plates complete with sides and soft drinks. This is a fun way to give back to our community and have a blast. 

I haven’t decided if the adults or the kids have the best time. I think it’s an even tie! 

New Trunk or Treat Ideas

When it comes to Trunk or Treat, we have some very creative participants. We really do! We’ve been featured in online and print magazines. So, let’s get with it!

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

This family is always creative and adorable! Grab some poster board. Add a scene from your favorite Scooby-Doo movie and dress the family up as adorable Scooby-Doo characters. 

I had to get a closeup of Teddy, the dog! Isn’t he the cutest? 

Scooby Doo Trunk Or Treat Ideas

Alice In Wonderland

There is no way I could pick a favorite because all of the new trunk or treat ideas are fabulous. We host this event every year on Halloween night. Every year I’m amazed at the talent and creativity of the participants. 

Alice in Wonderland Trunk or Treat Ideas

Alice In Wonderland is a genius idea that is executed very well! 

The Mad Hatter in front of a trunk decorated for Trunk or Treat

Alice in Wonderland Trunk or Treat party

“Fall” In Love With Jesus

This pretty trunk is all about fall and I love the sign that reads, “Fall in love with Jesus. He never leaves you!” 

Fall In Love With Jesus Trunk or Treat

This one is also easy to put together and I love the nod to fall. 

Fall trunk filled with pumpkins and fall flowers

Fall Photo Booth

One couple set up a fall photo booth as their “trunk” and invited guests to take photos in front of their booth. What a great idea!

trunk or treat photo booth with string lights, wood plank backdrop and hay bales to sit on

Bob Ross Painting & Happy Tree – Another New Trunk or Treat Idea

This is another creative idea that I would have never thought of. 

Bob Ross and Happy Little Tree - New Trunk or Treat Ideas

Here is a close-up of the DIY trunk! Paint your world with your words! How about that DIY lifesize paint brush? I love it!

Bob Ross Closeup of Trunk with Paint Your World With Your Words Sign and a DIY life-size paint brush

If Live Gives You Lemons . . . Lemonade Stand

Two families went in together for this one and gave out free cups of lemonade! Isn’t it adorable? 

Lemonade Stand Trunk or Treat

Mickey and Minnie Mouse 

My husband is such a good sport to dress up as Mickey and of course, I’m Minnie. A toddler girl came through dressed as Minnie and let out the biggest squeal before screaming, “It’s the real Minnie and Mickey.” It made her night! 

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Trunk or Treat

Y’all, this is the easiest trunk or treat ever! A Mickey & Minnie shower curtain is used as the backdrop in the trunk. Add colorful pompoms and garland and you’re done. 

Minnie and Mickey trunk or treat backdrop

A tension curtain rod is used to hold the shower curtain up. The curtain is attached with regular shower curtain rings.


This deer is adorable!  This is another easy-to-do trunk and the kids loved it. 

girl dressed up like a deer with white antlers

The makeup on the deer is amazing! She’s a makeup artist and she outdid herself on this one!

Jesus Thinks I’m A Big Dill Deal!

This one may take the most original award! And I still smile when I think about that dill pickle costume. 

Jesus thinks I'm a big deal trunk

The Junk Man

This is another original idea that is easy to put together. Round up some junk, make a sign and you have a very clever trunk or treat idea. I love it! 

junk man trunk or treat with junk hanging and a sign that says junk, sell, buy or give away

Are you “Fall-O-Ween-Jesus?”

This trunk or treat theme is another great play on words! 

Pumpkins and fall decor trunk or treat

Neighborhood Watch

What a great way to let people know that you’re watching out for them! 

Neighborhood Watch Trunk - Love Your Neighbor As Yourself sign in trunk

I love these smiling faces!

two girls and a boy smiling in front of a love your neighbor sign


Everyone loves frozen and this winter wonderland is beautiful and easy to do. 

Frozen themed trunk with lights, snowflakes and white tulle

Paw Patrol

If you have a child that loves Paw Patrol, grab their toys and create a cute Paw Patrol trunk!

Paw Patrol Toys in trunk

Don’t forget the cute child who owns all the toys!

child dressed as paw patrol

Storm Troopers are always welcome at our Trunk or Treat party!

storm troopers - new trunk or treat ldeas

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