Online purchase of tickets ($3) for additional trick-or-treaters     ends Tues Oct 24.  

We appreciate you RSVPing for your entire party of trick-or-treaters so we can accurately plan for the event.

Adults do not need to RSVP/have tickets.

Join us and sign up to volunteer!

Trunk Hosts sign ups ends Tues Oct 24. Trunk Host guidelines are here



  • The school will not be open (no bathroom access), but there will be 1 port-a-potty available by the field
  • This is a community building event for Somerset Elementary School.  All trick-or-treaters must be a Somerset student or a guest of one.
  • Please be considerate of our school neighbors, do not block driveways when parking around the neighborhood
  • Please review guidelines at the bottom of this page

What is Trunk-or-Treat? 

It is a fun, family-friendly spin on the classic Halloween Trick-or-Treat tradition, which offers a safe space for our Somerset students to celebrate Halloween with their school community!

The idea is simple: Trunk Hosts park their cars in the Somerset parking lot and display their decorated trunks. Trick-or-Treaters arrive and walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the way they would during a normal trick-or-treating outing.

Trunk Hosts at Somerset's inaugural Trunk-or-Treat in 2022

How Do I Participate?

 Come as a Trick-or-Treater!

RSVP here to help us plan accordingly (i.e. have enough candy)!

Tickets: All Somerset students will receive 1 free ticket.  Additional trick-or-treater tickets are available for purchase (for siblings, etc.) for $3/ticket after the RSVP page. 

We welcome families to come and go as their schedules allow, but request everyone try to arrive during one of their student's recommended time slots, if possible. This helps us limit traffic and crowding and makes the event more enjoyable for all.

Participants are encouraged to come in their favorite costume or outfit as they parade through the parking lot admiring trunks and collecting treats!

Click here for Trick-or-Treater Guidelines

Host a Trunk!

Want to be part of the action, hand out some treats, and maybe even win a contest?

We are looking for spirited Somerset families and staff to sign up as Trunk Hosts to display their decorated Trunks for all to admire! Turn your vehicle trunk into a spooktacular exhibit for families to enjoy while collecting treats. 

Participants (Somerset families and Somerset staff) will automatically be entered into our first-annual Best Trunk contest!

Please note, decorations are optional but encouraged.

Sign up here to be a Trunk Host.

Click here for Trunk Host Guidelines

Donate Treats!

If you are able, please consider donating treats that our Trunk Hosts can hand out at the event. Somerset Elementary has nearly 720 students this year, so your sweet support would help greatly! Candy is welcome (must be store-bought, individually-wrapped, and unopened), but age-appropriate, non-candy treats (such as temporary tattoos, stickers, pencils, erasers, glow sticks, stamps, etc.) would be extra amazing! 

Treat Donation Box is located in the Somerset Elementary office for parents and students to drop off donations.

Alternatively, you may donate to the event when you RSVP/purchase additional tickets.  Thank you for your generosity and support!


As always, we need your help to make this event a success! Click here to sign up as an event volunteer.

We are looking for 

  • Setup Volunteers
  • Event Volunteers
  • Teardown Volunteers
  • Event Photographers
  • Trunk Hosts!

General Guideline

  • Remember your audience: this is a family-friendly event at an elementary school (5-11yrs old + siblings younger than 5yrs old). Please refrain from anything overly scary, gory, or inappropriate.  No business promotion / politically affiliated decorations or costumes
  • Please no: real or pretend weapons, projectiles, overly scary costumes, or gore. All regular school guidelines around costumes/clothing must be followed.
  • Guardians must remain with children at all times. This is not a drop-off event.
  • We request that adults do not wear masks with their costumes. For security purposes we want to make sure that all adults are identifiable. 
  • Don't forget to bring a bag/pail/basket to collect treats!
  • Please be mindful of the treats your children choose (consider any food allergies, family preferences, age-appropriateness, etc.)
  • Please help keep our school beautiful - throw away trash in appropriate bins. No littering!
  • Guidelines for Trick-or-Treaters
  • Guidelines for Trunk Hosts

Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of each and every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children.