It’s that time of the year again – when Christians wonder what to do with Halloween. It gains popularity every year, maybe because part of the reason is massive marketing in a consumer society. It used to be candy, costumes, and carved pumpkins. Now, there are decorations for houses and yards and even trunks that rival Christmas.
In recent years, parents have become increasingly protective of younger children going door to door asking for treats, yet Halloween parties and celebrations for adults are prevalent.
If you choose to participate in this activity, consider some of the alternatives to traditional Halloween practices. It’s good to make certain that your activity is ‘profitable’ for God because it is a distinctive way to observe Halloween for that matter.
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?
“You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.” – 1 Corinthians 10:21
Halloween is a devil’s holiday, not a Christian observance. The founder of the church of Satan said that dressing up, either by wearing a costume or coloring oneself for Halloween, is the same as worshipping the devil.
Christian believers have the upright influence to enlighten their children regarding the evil that comes with Halloween pumpkins, costumes, and the Trick-or-Treat practice. Grown-ups should further steer by example to the young ones.
Celebrate The Dead or Evangelize the Living?
Sharing the Gospel to the living is better than celebrating the dead. We all do pay tribute to the deceased but it is more fundamental to share the Word of God with the living. We may have different beliefs, upbringing, and cultures, each individual deserves the right to know and acknowledge the Word of the Lord.
While we are still alive, it’s good to concede that we are cultivated with God’s truth. Living in this wicked world, non-believers tend to forsake the holiness of the Gospel shared.
What is Trunk Or Treat
Trunk or Treat is the new era for Trick or Treat. Instead of children hopping from one house to another, this is done at the back of your cars with a specific theme in every participant. Here, insert the concept of the church or Christian-related motif to make it become a remarkable festival. During trunk or treats, adults decorate the back of their cars, load up on candy, and come sit in a parking lot for kids to “trick or treat” from car to car.
It is organized by a group of people in a community where all voluntarily participate in the said event. While buying candy and planning decorations in preparation for the said occasion, the host of that affair will be sending around a participant sign-up sheet, such as a church or at school, or posting it online. Trunk or Treat is usually an RSVP event for the kids so that way there is no risk of running out of candy as the partaker will know just about how many trunk-or-treaters to look forward to.
Trunk or Treat Graphics
This is the most interesting lineup of Trunk or Treat Graphic designs. It solely depicts the way you envision your theme for your trunk or treat will be.
For this style to be unique, it is entirely based on the Christian way of celebrating the tidings. We’re cutting off that old habit of making it scary for children and leading them to associate Halloween with a merry festivity. After all, this is a celebration for the living.
Graphic 1 appears as a beach-themed trunk or treats party. The idea of giving out candies as a treat is still present. It can be held at the beach or simply improvised if it’s impossible to gather everyone there. You can plainly set up inflatable pools in your area and come up with a related concept as planned. The important part is children will still get to enjoy the said event.
Graphic 2 represents a mountain trunk or treat motif. Here, children will get to appreciate the mountaintop activities such as camping, bonfire, barbeque, and getting all the treats prepared for them. The best part is young ones will have the odds to recreate in the peak.
Graphic 3 exhibits a treasure hunting kind of trunk or treat. Youngsters will receive a more adventurous activity wherein you can line up your treasure-hunting campaign for a memorable escapade. The eagerness to find something will surely give a thrill to children here.
Graphic 4 conveys the mixture of mountaintop and treasure hunt elements. Trunk or treat will be a more fun-filled event because children get to enjoy the peak and treasure hunting in one.
Graphic 5 manifests a more meaningful theme. Children will get to appreciate the trunk or treat experience showcasing the value of Christianity. This is a favorable time to let the young ones value their faith in God. The intention to inspire them with the word of God and let them enjoy the trunk or treat experience is a plus for this event.
Alternatively, if you’d like to get cozy with the sunset, Graphic 6 flaunts it all. Children get to witness and admire the miracles of God in this thread.
Here’s another fun idea. Jesus in the manger is an easy trunk or treat scheme to recreate that involves the entire family. There’s Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus and the 3 kings to choose from. Bonus points if you have kids that already own Jesus in the manger-themed clothing.
Ahoy, matey! This Pirate-themed ride is all about the treasure in the trunk-and remembering where your treasure lies. Matthew 6:20 says; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through the seal. A good verse to reflect upon.
The uncomplicated trunk or treat idea is shown here. It is an animal-themed festival where kids can wear costumes of their favorite creatures, big or small.
Graphic 10 unveils the superhero type of trunk or treat theme. Dressing like your favorite superhero or villain is what this is all about. Channel your alter ego, don a cape and release your superpowers to make the night spooktacular. Print colorful posters with comic strip words like “POW“ and “SMACK“ to inspire super fun!
Graphic 11 expresses a more simple theme. The giving out of treats still applies in here while enjoying the view of the sun setting. The value of appreciating the beauty of nature and bonding with your family and friends is the most highlighted part of this happening.
Graphic 12 can be themed as Birthday Fun. Blow out the candles and make a wish, this trunk or treat celebrates everyone’s birthday! Decorate with “Happy Birthday” signs, streamers, and balloon-designed candy. Visitors get a party hat and balloon just for their special day and will definitely enjoy this birthday celebration just for them.
Who says you can’t celebrate Fiesta at Halloween? Not us. Graphic 13 exhibits a Fiesta-themed trunk or trick. Break out the Fiesta decorations early and string the car with lights and festive decorations. A band playing will really make it extra special.
Trunk Or Treat Flyers
Posters and flyers hail from the same ‘Printables’ family, but they couldn’t be more than different. The average poster has an image and a short description, but flyers are far more flexible. They can lodge one or two-page designs and are furnished to handle a lot more text.
Flyer 1 can be themed anything you want. Concepts such as Gone to Circus or Carnival Amusement depending on the motif you wanted to apply. In terms of how much content to include on your flyer, less is a good rule to follow. Just include the basics and the most important details. The simpler the flyer presented, the better.
Flyer 2 represents a Park themed one. You can specify your motif in a treasure hunt concept or Zoo themed idea. Just keep your content brief and create a catchy headline if you had already chosen a subject.
Flyer 3 represents a more simple and lighter idea. This can be held in the garage before the sun sets so that children will enjoy the changing hue of the surroundings. Incorporate your logo with the design for added genre recognition. Whatever idea you can come about, the kids will surely enjoy any trunk or treat affair.
Flyer 4 shows a more festive design. It highlights the pattern of a jolly celebration showcasing the colorful designs of a City fiesta. Children can anticipate the band playing and mini-parade of the said event. They will admire the value of simple celebrations held in every city by recreating it on the trunk. Regardless of what theme you can come up with in your trunk or treat, kids will always appreciate them.