Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We had a fun weekend at our first Halloween event of the season! My friend Tiffany invited us to go to a Metro Detroit trunk or treat event at her church in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
On today’s post, I’m sharing photos of our time at the trick or treat event and the Halloween makeup look I created for myself (it was last minute, too)!
FIRST HALLOWEEN EVENT OF THE SEASON: METRO DETROIT TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT
I’ve never attended a Halloween event 25 days before Halloween so you know the kids were very excited to go trick or treating early this year. When we were getting our costumes ready, Zhen couldn’t stop saying over and over, “I can’t believe we get to go trick or treating early this year! I’m so excited!”
Zhen LOVES Halloween. Partly because her birthday is the day before Halloween. According to her, Halloween is a big celebration just for her! Lol 🙂 She’s also just an all-around big lover of holidays. Pretty much any holiday we tell her about, Zhen wants to have a celebration for it.
Somebody’s birthday? Let’s decorate the house and throw a party!
Christmastime? Let’s make holiday crafts, wear Christmas pajamas, and drink hot cocoa!
National Pizza Day? Let’s go out to a pizza restaurant and eat pepperoni pineapple pizza! (Hey! Before you say anything, pineapples on pizza is EVERYTHING!)
If it’s a holiday, then Zhen is celebrating! I think she gets her love for holidays from me because I love celebrating a lot of holidays and I also love decorating for holidays and new seasons.
The great thing about having a daughter who loves CELEBRATING LIFE is that if I am feeling down, Zhen will also get me in the holiday spirit. Her love for life is very catching and inspiring to me.
EASY + QUICK TRUNK OR TREAT DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEA
I thought of my tiger Halloween costume at the last minute. It was about 2 hours before we had to leave and I was looking through my room for something to wear to the trunk or treat event. I found a brown animal print cardigan so I thought I could create a cheetah Halloween makeup look.
Then I went to my closet to look in there and the first thing that caught my eye was my Detroit Tigers shirt.
“Be a tiger!” I thought to myself.
I grabbed the Detroit Tigers shirt and a pair of my favorite vintage mom jeans (I bought it at Salvation Army for under $8 btw). I headed downstairs and sat down to get started on my tiger makeup look.
I only had 2 hours to get it done so I pulled up a photo of tigers Halloween makeup on my Pinterest and got to work! I just freehanded my Halloween makeup look.
It took me two tries to get it the way I liked. It was fun dressing up with the kids. They were excited to see me in my little DIY Halloween costume. That’s all that mattered to me! 🙂
MY PLUS SIZE VINTAGE STYLE + TIGER HALLOWEEN MAKEUP LOOK
For my DIY Halloween costume idea, I decided to wear my Detroit Tigers shirt (Walmart) with my favorite pair of vintage mom jeans (The Salvation Army). The jeans are the Lee brand and they are VERY comfy to wear!
I also wore my FILA Disruptors 2 chunky white sneakers. Oh, and this jacket you see me wearing? I bought it at The Salvation Army Store for under $8, too. I’m not sure if it’s vintage, though. It may just be a person’s old work jacket from their job. Lol
But I feel like the jacket had a little of a vintage look to it so that’s why I bought it. It’s kind of a bomber jacket style, right? It’s also really comfy to wear. I would only wear it in early Fall and the Springtime because it isn’t warm enough for colder weather.
I bought my clothes at a variety of stores. From Walmart to the thrift store, I think this vintage look is pretty affordable. For a thrifty option for my vintage style look, I recommend checking the thrift store first. You can easily find a pair of vintage mom jeans or high waist jeans, any graphic tee you like, and a pair of chunky white sneakers.
WHERE I BOUGHT MY CLOTHES
- The Salvation Army: vintage 90s purse and Lee brand mom jeans (You can get an affordable pair of mom jeans at Target for $25.)
- Walmart: Detroit Tigers t-shirt
- FILA: Disruptors 2 chunky white sneakers
CREATIVE + CUTE TRUNK OR TREAT IDEAS
I loved all of the trunk or treat ideas I saw at the event. Everyone was creative with their trunk or treat decorating skills. It seemed like the kids were just bouncing from car to car to explore the different trunk or treat vehicles. Zhen told me she liked the unicorn car and the kids’ diner trunk or treat theme.
TRUNK OR TREAT DECORATION INSPIRATION
Here are the different trunk or treat car ideas we saw. Maybe it can help you if you’re working on a trunk or treat idea for a church event?!
- Toy Story
- 50s Diner
- Coffee Stand
- Captain America + Wonder Woman
- Pirate Ship
- Noah’s Ark
- 101 Dalmations
- Car Wash
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
- Super Mario Bros.
- Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus
- Aloha Hawaiian Island
- Football-theme (Detroit Lions and MSU Spartans)
The trunk or treat event was a lot of fun! We plan on attending another Detroit trick or treat event like this one later this month. We normally go trick or treating on Halloween so this was an exciting, new Halloween event idea for us!
I like the concept of decorating your car or truck for trunk or treating. I also like that trunk or treat events are a safe way for children to enjoy trick or treating.
Many churches make their trunk or treat event unique by adding a fun carnival or activity tables and concessions for families and friends. At this Metro Detroit trunk or treat event, there were concession stands, a few kids’ activities, and a fun photo booth.
Tiffany and her husband own Highly Favored a Metro Detroit-based photography business. For their trunk or treat car idea, they decided to decorate their SUV as a Halloween photo booth.
They also had fun Halloween masks for the kids to use in their photos. Families were able to receive a free digital copy of their kids’ cute Halloween photos. It was a really sweet idea!
When we lived in Clarksville, I remember there was a church that hosted a carnival with hot-air balloon rides at their trunk or treat event!
So I guess trunk or treating can get pretty serious depending on the church!
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All photographs are courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit.