Trunk or Treat Tailgate

Originally published by Gameday.Style in football season 2011. External links and products featured may not still be available. 

When we hear Tailgate, we think football.  But parking in a lot and having a little party can happen for any occasion.  You might be in a parking lot for another reason...a Trunk or Treat tailgate.  Trunk or Treats are such a creative way to celebrate Halloween...and it's just another reason to have a tailgate party.

Back in 2006, the New York Times published a story about Trunk or Treating and refers to it as "Halloween Tailgating".  Here is their definition:

"...trunk-or-treating is the latest twist on the quintessentially American ritual of door-to-door candy-collecting, bringing Halloween from the uncertain streets to the safety of church and school parking lots, turning the backs of minivans and sport utility vehicles into the new front porch."
Referring to the back of a car as a "front porch" makes me love tailgating even more.  It's not too late to throw together a Trunk or Treat for Halloween.  Just gather your friends, find a parking lot and tell everyone to bring food and drink to tailgate (see Gameday Style's .  October 27 post).  Even though all you need is a trunk and some candy, here are some photos that might inspire you to do a little decorating for the occasion:

Impressive car decoration...very suitable for Gameday!  

And here are the hows to holding a Trunk or Treat from the blog, Surviving Motherhood.

And some more lovely photos and how-tos for you from Squidoo:

Any excuse for a tailgate party, right?!


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