I just love the feeling of being one of the houses in the neighborhood that everyone wants to stop at when trick-or-treating on Halloween. The more the merrier! In order to make my house particularly appealing for trick-or-treaters, I like to set it up with a fun theme that appeals to all ages. This time, I chose Jack-o’-Lanterns! Read on to see how I set up my Jack-o’-Lantern Halloween Trick-or-Treat Station, and then be sure to check out my indoor Jack-o’-Lantern Halloween Kid’s Party, too!
How to Set up an Amazing Pumpkin Halloween Trick-or-Treat Station
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First, I hung a giant personalized banner on my garage door, wishing everyone a Happy Halloween from our family. This served as the backdrop for my entire Jack-o’-Lantern Halloween Trick-or-Treat Station.
Another way of setting the scene was using orange smoke bombs to create a fun orange smoke effect that is sure to call attention to the house- sending smoke signals to all the trick-or-treaters, near and far!
The main purpose of the station is, of course, CANDY! I purchased several jack-o’-lantern buckets to fill to the brim with a variety of candies for trick-or-treaters to choose from. None of this “one piece of candy per person” nonsense…I want enough buckets of candy for everyone to get a few!
In addition to the candy options, however, I always want to provide some non-candy options for those who can’t have/don’t prefer candy. Everyone is welcome at this Halloween trick-or-treat station! I set up a rolling cart full of tons of jack-o’-lantern-themed favors, from stress balls to sanitizer (because who doesn’t need those things these days?!).
Drink & Snack Station
While kids choose their treats and favors, parents can take a moment to stop by the drink and snack station. I set up a wooden stand decorated with jack-o’-lantern garland and pumpkin decor, and served up cider in jack-o’-lantern cups. I also set out sweet chocolate cupcakes with jack-o’-lantern toppers, and jack-o’-lantern cups of salty popcorn. Something for every taste.
Pumpkin Patch Photo Spot
Another thing I love is providing a space to create memories. That’s why to one side of my Halloween trick-or-treat station, I set up a Jack-o’-lantern pumpkin patch with inflatable pumpkins and a large cardboard jack-o’-lantern cutout. The perfect pumpkin patch photo spot!
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And don’t forget to check out the Jack-o-Lantern Themed Halloween Party for ideas on how to set up a fun pumpkin-filled party inside!