At what age should kids stop trick or...

At what age should kids stop trick or treating?

Created by Wild Rose 01 on Oct 20, 2008

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I dont allow it

doesnt really matter

I still do as an adult

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mel

Grandville, MI

#2 Oct 20, 2008
if they dress up and come to my door, i don't care how old they are. It is fun and free candy.
Alvin

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Oct 20, 2008
I figure, if I have candy and the older kids are polite, I would rather them be doing that than something else. When I was a kid, the cut-off seemed to be 6th grade. That was the last year you could dress up for school and that was the last year you went out for free candy.

“Just be you. ”

Since: May 08

Muskegon,MI

#4 Oct 20, 2008
I also say as long as they dress up and are having fun who cares. My son is 14 and we are still going with his friend and our other younger son. It is no big deal how old the kids are, it is all about the fun.
Observer

Pacific Palisades, CA

#6 Oct 20, 2008
I stopped at 12, but it's up to the kid.
ajj

Pueblo, CO

#7 Oct 20, 2008
What about the 19 year old girls who come to your door not dressed up saying they are getting candy for thier baby who is in the car because it is cold outside? That is wrong on so many levels.

Since: Jul 08

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#8 Oct 20, 2008
If the kid is dressed up, I could care less the age but I have huge problem with 16 year olds coming to the house in their regular clothes at 9 at night. They might as well just say "Gimme".
Local

Brookfield, WI

#9 Oct 20, 2008
I don't care if someone is older than dirt, if they dress up they get a treat.
My only rule: No Costume = No Treat!
say what

Littleton, CO

#10 Oct 20, 2008
Observer wrote:
I stopped at 12, but it's up to the kid.
Maybe at your house, but not around mine.
Sixth grade was the cutoff here.
steve disbennett

Grand Haven, MI

#11 Oct 20, 2008
ajj wrote:
What about the 19 year old girls who come to your door not dressed up saying they are getting candy for thier baby who is in the car because it is cold outside? That is wrong on so many levels.
ask what they got to trade!!!!
steve disbennett

Grand Haven, MI

#12 Oct 20, 2008
lighten up,its a joke!

“love, loyalty, friendship”

Since: Sep 08

Dutchville

#13 Oct 20, 2008
It's only once a year... let em' do it as long as they want. I love passing out treats to anyone with a smile.
MichiganMom

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Oct 20, 2008
It doesn't matter to me how old they are as long as they're polite and not knocking over the little kids to get to the door. It's all in fun. Those that don't choose to "play" just leave their light off.
GR_Mom_of_Five

Ann Arbor, MI

#15 Oct 20, 2008
I personally don't care for a cut off age.

I think a better question is what age is too young to go trick-or-treating?

I've seen parents with a 1 year old (or slightly older) baby, dragging the poor thing through crappy weather, house to house, and come on, who's going to eat most of that candy? The baby? The poor baby doesn't even know what's going on.

My oldest is 12 years old and she's still going trick-or-treating this year. I won't make her stop. I'm sure there will come an age where she'll be too embarrassed to go.
Businessminded

United States

#16 Oct 20, 2008
As long as they dress up - I don't care if they are Grandparents! LOL!

Wild Rose 01

Since: Feb 08

United States

#17 Oct 20, 2008
I for one think it should just be for the lil kids. As for dragging the babies from door to door, yeah, thats just soo not cool. I think there comes a time to where kids need to grow up & hang their costumes up. Plus I have seen in the past where teens are dressed up, but are robbing from the other kids. Such a shame.
John M

Coldwater, MI

#18 Oct 20, 2008
As long as they ain out tricking i'll be happy to give em a treat. I mean come on it is once a year. What scares the hell outta me is some of these 14-16 yr old girls coming up to my door dressed in costumes that make them look like they should be working division ave. Now as a parent come on, do you not see where this is a problem?
say what

Littleton, CO

#19 Oct 20, 2008
Jody in Holland wrote:
I have seen in the past where teens are dressed up, but are robbing from the other kids. Such a shame.
Yup...which is why I always went with my kids and stopped when they went into 7th grade.
Teens should have better things to do than go out on Halloween and roll the younger kids for their candy.

“Mask Carving by Eric Schweig”

Since: Aug 08

Wayland

#20 Oct 20, 2008
John M wrote:
As long as they ain out tricking i'll be happy to give em a treat. I mean come on it is once a year. What scares the hell outta me is some of these 14-16 yr old girls coming up to my door dressed in costumes that make them look like they should be working division ave. Now as a parent come on, do you not see where this is a problem?
Are you sure they are dressing like Division Ave. and not some of their so-called role models that they look up to? I can think of a few actresses and a few singers. It's hard to tell the difference nowadays between division and them.

I don't have any problem with age, but I live in town in the country. I'm sure some will be out late this year, being on a Friday night. Depends on the weather. If they don't have on a costume; I asked them who are they suppose to be. They usually just laugh. I would rather have them walking around amongst parents than driving or "partying" somewhere.

I wonder how many political faces we will see this year. That ought to be a thread the next day!

“Why so serious?”

Since: Aug 08

Detroit, MI

#21 Oct 20, 2008
It all depends on the person's costume, regardless of age. If the costume is creative and original, they get lots of candy. If I don't like the costume - no candy.
wzombiegrl

Traverse City, MI

#22 Oct 20, 2008
I agree as long as they're dressed up I don't care. And I usually have a few treats for the poor parents who are out in the yucky weather. Like a nice beer or shot of something to warm them up.

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