Trunk Or Treat!
We live on a dirt road about 2.5 miles into the middle of the woods. Most people who visit us for the first time usually say something like, "I didn't think anyone lived out here," or they start making banjo sounds from the movie Deliverance. If anyone were to ring our doorbell on Halloween night, it would certainly be a lost hunter or a family member who had accidentally locked himself out of the house. So having the opportunity to give out candy to trick-or-treaters was an offer we just couldn't turn down.
The premise: decorate the trunk of your car and display it in the school parking lot with other decorated trunks. Trick-or-treaters would visit every car for their treats in a safe environment. Let the games begin!
We painted swirly lolly pops on cardboard rounds, made giant candy corns with yellow and orange ribbon pinned to Styrofoam cones & wrapped up 10 lb. chocolate bars with ribbons. Dark brown satin fabric served as a backdrop with a giant Golden Ticket suspended overhead. Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, complete with music from the soundtrack being piped in over speakers along with Deb, our chocolatier, dressed as Willy Wonka came to life in the back of a Honda.
We handed the kids gourmet chocolate confections, but many of the parents were sneaking some for themselves. It was a cold, but successful night and we had only a handful of chocolates left over. The Willy costume is put away, but we're sure that it's not retired.
Next year however, we're thinking of making a life-size Candyland game board! Chocolate covered licorice anyone?
Posted Monday, Nov 8 | by Barkeater Chocolates