Trunk or Treat: Everything you need to know about this new Halloween tradition
Trunk or Treat: Everything you need to know.
It’s Halloween season. For many, that means pounding the pavement, walking door-to-door, and bothering the neighbors for candy. But there’s an alternative to the regular trick-or-treating routine that’s gaining popularity and offering some added benefits for parents, kids, and neighbors alike. It’s called “trunk-or-treat.”
What Exactly is Trunk-or-Treat?
Trunk-or-treat is a modern Halloween twist where decorated cars in a parking lot offer treats and fun for kids instead of traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Apparently, it’s great for communities with widely spaced houses or those who prefer not to be visited at home.
The Mysterious Origins
The origins of trunk-or-treat remain a mystery. No one is entirely sure when or where this tailgate-style Halloween tradition first began. While the precise origins are hazy, we do know that some communities have been embracing this innovative approach since the 1990s.
It’s clear that trunk-or-treat has evolved into a Halloween tradition. Beloved to some. Lame to most. Regardless, it offers a different way for families to celebrate the spooky holiday. Whether it’s a safer, more convenient option for trick-or-treating or a chance for creative car decorations, this enigmatic event is unfortunately here to stay.
So, this Halloween, as you prepare to celebrate, remember that there’s more than one way to enjoy the holiday. The right way (door-to-door) or the wrong way (Trunk or Treating). Regardless, it’s Halloween, so feel free to create a memorable Halloween experience for your family and community.
During this morning’s Toucher & Rich radio program, Rich introduced Fred to the spooky concept.
Nick Gemelli is a Producer for the Toucher and Rich program and contributor for 985thesportshub.com. you can follow Nick at @NickGemelli on Twitter.