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Written by Resident Events On  September 27, 2018   2708   0
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Tailgate trick-or-treating is where people decorate their vehicles in a Halloween theme. Children go from car to car to collect candy and it’s tons of fun for the whole community.

Tailgating trunk decorating party


With this event, the idea is to encourage residents to decorate their trunks (or tailgate).


One of the easiest ways for residents to decorate their car is to choose a theme. It’s very similar to choosing a costume, and you can even choose a theme which will go well with your costumes. Consider using your car or truck as an extension of your costume themes or an oversized prop!

Here are a few ideas:

  • Dress up like a chicken and have some toy chicks in the trunk.
  • Decorate your truck in a specific era and dress up like a famous performer of that era.


Remember, since it is a family event, it’s important to remind residents that the costumes and decorations are not overly sexual, graphically violent, or scary.



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Bring candy to share


Expect a big turnout of residents at this event! Encourage residents to give candy from their trunks and bring a bag to collect treats of their own!  


It’s best for the community if candies are brought from each family and shared among the participants. However, you can also set up some staff members in costume to go around and give out candy as well.


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***TIP*** Recruit individual residents to pass out some candy from bulk bags that you give them in advance. Make sure you grab your chance to trick-or-treat for some candy for yourself too!

Pumpkin carving contest


A pumpkin carving contest will attract additional interest from all age groups. Try to give ideas and some instructions ahead of time. Choosing a theme and invite residents to participate in your pumpkin carving contest.

Give prizes for the best decorations and costumes


The residents’ committee or the event board can select the best-decorated cars. Small but relevant token presents will create excitement among your residents.



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You can also snap pictures of participating kids in their costumes. Hold a community vote for the best dressed in each age group on social media as well as the kids.


Community events encourage warmth and sharing between residents who see each other every day. This Halloween-themed event is sure to be a big hit with young and old alike!




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