Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trunk or Treat: Old West Style

What a fun night we had with our church and the first Trunk or Treat! It was such a great community outreach. There were 60+ trunks, free popcorn, a huge screen showing Charlie Brown's Halloween movie, bounces for the kids, and a hayride. The trunkers were fed chili and hot dogs before the event started. I heard one head count that 2,000 people came.
Our family partnered with the Ray family to share the decorating of our trunk. Angie and I changed the theme about ten times, sent about eight million text messages, and finally settled on what would be the most affordable with what we already had: Old West with cowboys and Indians. At the last minute they made a teepee; we gathered old quilts, candles, hay, and plaid, and at the end we won First Place complete with gift cards to a steakhouse & movie theater!
It was a blast! And I am tired this morning! Ha!

My cowgirl & Native American...Ava's costume was found at a yard sale last month. I bought those boots for Addison before she was born.
Our "trunk"
Amelia, Maddie, & Ava
This is what was happening when the judges (firemen from the fire department next door to our church) walked by.
Love them!!!
Ava and her best friend, Ms. Shari, and Addison too!
My precious family... We called Ron, Indiana Jones;)


  1. Adorable! You put my trunk to shame!

  2. What a cute idea! I love everything, especially your family picture! I have a tepee I made during student teaching that I can't wait to use one day! What a fun memory!

  3. we do trunk or treat at our church today and i love your old west theme! you can tell you definitely put a lot of work and effort into making it and the results are awesome


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