As DMV-ers, hanging out around a bunch of parked cars mostly means one thing–traffic. But unlike the beltway during rush hour, here’s an event with a bunch of not-moving-cars that we know you’ll LOVE.

Trunk or Treat, hosted by the Be The Love Campaign, will feature decorated trunks filled with candy and other goodies for costumed kids of all ages to collect. In addition to the treats and decorated car trunks, which will be parked in the Kingstowne Center parking lot (by Giant) in Alexandria, Va., there will be a slew of other awesome fall activities:

  • Car Trunk Decorating Contest (pre-registration required – email us at
  • Apple Bobbing
  • Bounce House
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Cupcake Decorating

This event benefits Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that helps ensure kids in local schools do not go home hungry. To be part of this effort, please bring a suggested donation of a canned or healthy pre-packaged food item to the event with you. To learn more about this organization and other organizations that the Be The Love Campaign partners with, visit their event table.

If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer for this event, email us at

If you’re looking for some ideas for the Decorated Trunk Contest – check out this gallery. We are so excited to see your car trunks all decorated!