Pirate Trunk Or Treat

Every year my church teams up with another local church for Trunk or Treat. If you’ve never heard of trunk or treat, it’s essentially trick or treating out of parked cars that have their trunks decorated. This year my husband & I decided to participate. It was so much fun!

Pirate Trunk Or Treat - Mrs. Dessert Monster

I decided around August that I wanted to be a pirate for Halloween. No real reason, it was one of those random strings of thought. So, naturally, we did a pirate themed trunk.

I knew I wanted to keep the candy we were giving out in a treasure chest, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a prop I’d only use once. Being the crafty woman that I am, I made one out of a styrofoam cooler!

Treasure Chest Out Of Styrofoam Cooler - Mrs. Dessert Monster

Acrylic paint works well on styrofoam. For even coverage you need two or more coats, but I liked the look of one coat of the brown – it kind of looks like wood!

With the treasure chest set, we just needed a few more decorations for our trunk. I bought some accent jewels from the dollar store to look like gems & Rolos to look like gold. We used a black trash bag as our backdrop so the rest of the car wasn’t visible (held up by thumbtacks), foam skull & crossbones that I hand painted, this halloween gauze-like stuff, & a fiber optic pirate head my mother-in-law let me borrow. My Jeep actually has a 110 plug, so we were able to light it up!

Pirate Trunk Or Treat - Mrs. Dessert Monster

I’m glad I got the Rolos, because we were running out of candy near the end so I started giving them out!

Pirate Trunk Or Treat - Mrs. Dessert Monster

It was pretty inexpensive to put all of this together. Some of the other trunks went all out! This was our first time; now we know what to expect next year!

Pirate Trunk Or Treat - Mrs. Dessert Monster

We had a blast! It was great seeing the kids all dressed up. We passed out candy, eye patches & ‘pirate tattoos’ (they were really just Jake & The Neverland Pirate Halloween Stickers).

Pirate Trunk Or Treat - Mrs. Dessert Monster

I think my husband & I looked really cute as pirates – during the day!


At night we were scary pirates – I love Halloween!


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