Little ghosts, goblins, and superheroes will soon be trick-or-treating throughout Milford, CT and surrounding communities. As Halloween fast approaches, it’s important to make sure that everyone has a safe experience.
In recent years, many parents have switched from the traditional form of door-to-door Halloween trick or treating to something that’s a lot safer, but is still lots of fun for both kids and parents alike.
It’s called “Trunk or Treat.”
Some folks also call this fairly new Halloween tradition “Halloween Tailgating.”
Here’s how it works: Usually a church, school, or community center will sponsor a Trunk or Treat in their parking lot right around Halloween. As the name implies, cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans are decorated in a variety of festive themes. Parents and family members also get into the spooky spirit of things by dressing up in costumes and handing out treats from their vehicles.
A couple of key benefits that Trunk or Treating has over traditional neighborhood-style Halloween candy gathering include safety and time. First and foremost is safety. Parents don’t have to worry about walking down poorly-lit streets, dodging cars, or visiting strangers’ houses. Instead, kids can frolic from car to car in a controlled environment under the watchful eyes of parents, school administrators, or church staff. Secondly, Trunk or Treating is less tiring for children; especially little ones.
We here at Kia of Milford have gathered our five top tips for a frighteningly fun Trunk or Treat experience:
- Let your imagination go wild with decorating your vehicle. Try these ideas or make up your own:
- Harvest Festival
- Sports teams
- Science Fiction/Fantasy
- Wild WestArrive in plenty of time to get a good spot and to set things up.
- Arrive in plenty of time to get a good spot and to set things up.
- Make sure your children get plenty of rest the night before.
- Avoid more “frightening” themes in favor of “fun” ones.
- Take lots of snacks, finger foods, and beverages.
Of course, there’s no better way to go “Trunk or Treating” than in a stylish, fuel-efficient, and technologically advanced 2015 Kia from your friends here at Kia of Milford. Check out our large inventory of brand new and certified pre-owned Kia models; from the luxuriously equipped 2015 Kia Cadenza, the sophisticated 2015 Kia Optima, and economical 2015 Kia Forte, to the spacious 2015 Kia Sedona, versatile 2015 Kia Sorento, and fun-loving 2015 Kia Soul. Visit our showroom at 770 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460. Schedule a test drive today by calling 888-686-9264.