What do you mean you’re only decorating your house this Halloween? This season add an extra dose of creepiness by decorating your trunk of the car. And if you’re still wondering what’s trunk-or-treating is all about! It’s an event that has all the participants gathered at one central location (mainly at a parking lot). The cars are just as dressed up as the kids, and everyone goes from one trunk to another following the classic Halloween tradition. JCPenney brings you all the fun ideas to decorate your trunk this season. Whether you want to replicate your favorite movie scene or go for a straight-out skeleton theme, we have it all. Keep scrolling to find your inspo.
Bewitch everyone in your neighborhood and in the parking lot with the Hocus Pocus-themed truck. This 90s classic will definitely set the mood this season. For any trunk décor idea to come alive, it’s all about getting the layering right. Start with a dark-colored tablecloth and haunted backdrop with some fake cobwebs. Place the LED witch broom and Jack-O-Lantern for that extra dose of spookiness. Finally, stack books and candles when the witchy hour starts.
A Night of Horror Before Christmas
Start by filling your car with lots of hay and frame your car with feather garland to set the mood. Next, place a skull wreath over the top. Be sure not to place over the hay as it can be easily camouflaged. The finishing touch for this would be to add a stacked-up Jack-O-Lantern. Or, if you have the time, you could do your own pumpkin carvings as well. You could dress up in costumes for an Insta-worthy picture. Remember, once you tap into your creativity added with a little bit of imagination, you can have a decorated car trunk for people to talk about long after the holidays.
Entre The Wizarding World
Yes, you heard that right! The Harry Potter theme can never get old. Create a magical trunk with simple things to satiate your Harry Potter fever. Start by going for a black background using a cloth and add on to this by placing an enchanted Halloween wall sign next to a large skull figurine. Place Hogwarts house color banner cloth (or you could use gloss paper sheets) to nail this theme. Take it one step further by dressing up in a Harry Potter costume and hand out candies in a cauldron.
More Boo to You
For those who want to keep things minimal yet effective. The following idea might just be it! Start by placing a ghost mat near your car and fill it up with fake cobwebs and spiders. Place a pumpkin-inspired tablecloth and finish it with an LED ghost light figurine. Place a few stacks of hay outside your car and top it with fabric gnomes. For the last finishing touch, place these pumpkin candle holders. You could also dress in matching pumpkin costumes with your kids to keep the theme alive.
Trick-or-treating is fun, but this year, take your Halloween madness a notch up with our truck-or-treat ideas. Check out our entire range of Halloween décor products to revamp your home as well. Take loads of pictures of your Halloween home décor and tag us at #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured.