We went back to our childhood with this year’s family theme for Halloween and that rolled into our trunk or treat set up as well (pun intended). Pac-Man ended up being a huge hit with the parents as they roamed from car to car.
Credit goes to our son for picking the theme. It ended up being a lot of fun for costumes and trunk or treat.
Pac-Man Trunk Decor
Each year I start our trunk decor with a spiderweb tablecloth. It’s a super quick and easy base for any theme.
When creating our Mickey and Minnie trunk two years ago, I put together a fun halloween garland combining a felt jack o’ lantern craft set with a premade white & silver garland. We decided to use it again this year for a little Halloween touch. It ended up balancing nicely with our orange and black treat buckets below.
DIY Pac-Man Game Board
The Pac-Man game board was completely DIY and took a few hours to make. My original plan was to use black foam core from the Dollar Tree for the background. Unfortunately, I waited too late and, with supply chain issues this year, it was completely sold out. Thankfully they did have plenty of black poster board so I purchased 2 sheets of it instead knowing I could use a science display board we already owned to support it.
I used a ruler and pencil to measure out and plan the maze lines. Then cut strips of blue painter’s tape using an x-acto knife. My daughter helped me with some of the placement. We loosely based the design off an image I spotted on Etsy for a crochet pattern.
Bertie assisted by sitting on the boards at as I worked. Apparently she wanted to be included too.
I cut the remaining details out of cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I created the Pac-Man and dots myself. The dots are simply 1/2″ diameter circles. The title was made using the free Pac-Font. The ghosts were from a cut file shared by One Dog Woof.
To wrap up our trunk design, I added 2 treat bowls (one with candy and one with stickers) plus our mini Ms. Pac-Man arcade game. Yes, it really works and its been a family toy since the early 1980s. Super fun. While we did have it turned on in demo mode at times, it isn’t super loud. For one final effect, my husband downloaded a video games soundtrack on Spotify to his phone. We stashed a small wireless speaker behind the pumpkin garland and turned it up for full effect.
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We had so much putting together our costumes and trunk as well as being able to celebrate the holiday with our church family again. We’re already discussing ideas for next year’s theme!