I can't believe three weeks have already passed since Halloween but I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share these great pictures with you of my fun time at my church on the Saturday before Halloween. I don't know how it was in your community, but in mine there were tons of things going on all weekend for Halloween. My favorite event was the "Trunk or Treat" event that I coordinated at my church. Several church members decorated the insides of their trunks and dressed up to hand out candy to the community children that came to trick or treat.
James and I decorated the back of our trunk to look like Sherwood forest since we were Robin Hood and Maid Marian. We put a bunch of branches in the back first, then added the ghosts so the forest would look "haunted". Then we added a treasure chest of jewels that Robin had taken from the rich to give to the poor. James even made his own bow and arrows out of sticks that looked very realistic. I made a "wooden" plank sign (that you can't see in this picture) out of cardboard that said "Sherwood" and pointed to the inside of the trunk. Our trunk was one of the best and everyone that came by had a nice comment for us. This children, however, thought that we were Shrek and Fiona! I guess they are too young to know about Robin Hood.
Here is Shrek and Fiona, a.k.a. Robin Hood and Maid Marian. We had so much fun dressing up and passing out candy to the . . .
Sock hop queens . . .
and fair maidens . . .
and tin men and lions, oh my!
The children were so adorable and I hope you got your fair share of cuties knocking on your door to give candy to. This Halloween was so much fun and this event was a huge success. Our church members donated 3 large trash cans full of candy. We had over 900 people from the community come out to our event. I was really pleased with the results. I guess this shows you what can happen when we all work together!
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my "Trunk or Treat" pictures!
Blessings To You!