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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10

15

I dont allow it

doesnt really matter

I still do as an adult

sunnytoday

Caledonia, MI

#44 Nov 3, 2008
Shhhhh.... My 6.5 year old doesn't know that children go to tons of houses. We take him to our next door neighbor on either side of us and to the fire station for cider and donut holes. He get so much candy at those fews stops he doesn't need anymore. We were invited by friends to join them in a large neighborhood, at first I thought "that would be fun". Then I realized he would get way more candy then he should ever have and that he would want to do it every year. So, shhhh...., it is good this way.
sunnytoday

Caledonia, MI

#45 Nov 3, 2008
Mickell wrote:
Every year my husband & I buy a ton of candy, and only have 4 or 5 of our relatives stop by for Halloween. Granted we live out in the Country, and end up eating all of the candy, but that is one of the times that I do wish that we lived in Town! Just to see all of the tricker treaters! Any age, as long as there dressed up!:)
I live in the country too. If someone did stop by they would be happy with candy. We buy the stuff we really like, because we are most likely going to be eating it all anyway!
wow

United States

#46 May 22, 2009
Morris E Smith wrote:
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.
so if you dont like the costume they dont get candy even if they're dressed up? so if you dont like pirates and some little kid walks up to your door dressed as a pirate you slam the door in their face? what a bitch you are

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#47 May 22, 2009
As long as they made more of an attempt than a couple of swipes with a grease stick, and aren't carrying a pillow case, I say load 'em up. When they wake up from the sugar high, it'll be a brand new day!

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#48 May 22, 2009
Last Halloween, I had damage done to my pickup.
They broke the gas filler door,$160.00 to fix.
A bunch of I would guess 16 - 18 year old came to the door, and raised a stink!,.. they said they didnt like the candy I was handing out!
I think from now on,... I wont participate!
Too bad that some can ruin it for the rest!
EKM

Jersey City, NJ

#49 Jun 17, 2009
To me I think kids should stop going trick or treating when they are 25 years old. I stop going trick or treating when I was 21 years old. I am 29 and I still miss going trick or treating. 12 years old is too young to be telling a kid that they should stop trick or treating. I would open the do to any trick or treater, whether its a child or an adult that like 18 or 19.Its amazing of how a lot of kids in high school don't go trick or treating on Halloween.
Halloween Master

Colorado Springs, CO

#50 Oct 13, 2010
I really beleave as long as kids get a joy of it I dont care. But any 16 year that is taking candy from little kids I would run out there are yell at them. Also I would not give them any candy. Nice costumes?-candy polite-candy, Rude?- no candy, No costume?- NO CANDY!!!
Thewayiseeit

Cheboygan, MI

#51 Oct 13, 2010
How about if the local high school teamed up with the local chamber of commerce and had a chile or hot dog and baked bean dinner FREE for anyone coming in costume? That way the needy get a free meal, in costume so no embarrassment, and an evening of fun. My daughter organized a food drive last Thanksgiving and showed up at a local church's food pantry with EIGHT pickup truck beds FULL of food so a lot of food can be raised. Decorate the school gym or the local civic center! Good neighbors - Good fun! This way the "too old" kids could be helping the community.
Dominic

Denver, CO

#52 Oct 13, 2010
Halloween is for little children, but it's kind of become sort of like a big public school holiday. They ban Christmas, but they celebrate Halloween like it's going out of style. I ignore it, since I usually work that evening and am not home to give out candy anyway.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#53 Oct 15, 2010
Down here, this developement is not gated, so we get people from poor neighborhoods, bringing carloads of kids here to trick or treat.....it's okay, i guess, i am not one of the ones who whine about it...life's too short, and we get a kick out of all the little ones.....don't care for the really older teens that come after 9....it's still probably my favorite holiday...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#54 Oct 15, 2010
I think that it's OK for kids to do it through elementary school (about 5th grade in most systems.)

I don't care to see high schoolers show up at my door wanting candy.
Gale in Wyoming

Denver, CO

#55 Oct 15, 2010
Arctic49519 wrote:
I think that it's OK for kids to do it through elementary school (about 5th grade in most systems.)
I don't care to see high schoolers show up at my door wanting candy.
You and your fellow Obama supporters and the public school teachers would probably just hand out condoms anyway
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#56 Oct 15, 2010
Gale in Wyoming wrote:
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You and your fellow Obama supporters and the public school teachers would probably just hand out condoms anyway
Like you give out rides to the military recruiters?
OINK OINK

United States

#57 Oct 15, 2010
Wild Rose 01 wrote:
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.
You probably leave your porch light off intentionally. That way you can have all that candy for yourself.
Ex-Pat

Alpharetta, GA

#58 Oct 15, 2010
I'm going as a pirate this year.

“Employed taxpayer”

Since: Nov 08

West Olive

#59 Oct 15, 2010
At 18 I switched to trick or drink--LOL
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#60 Oct 15, 2010
I was kinda a bad kid, when we were 12-14. we were pros, with pillow cases and able to haul 20-30 pounds of treats at a time......even had time to egg teacher's houses and make it home by curfew........one Halloween, i hollowed out an apple, put a cherry bomb in it and threw it at my buddy, he stepped down, just as it landed and it blew the sole of his tennis shoe, in half.....years later, we went to Atlanta Rock Festival together and dropped acid for the first and last time....lol.....
kelly

Blacksburg, SC

#61 Oct 20, 2011
The person who says they'll eventually get embarassed is right I'm 19 I would much rather have fun in college than trick or treat and even when I was 14 15 we were to busy with our lil halloween partys to bother with that stuff lol
bobolinq

Englewood, CO

#62 Oct 21, 2011
when do people stop acting like children?
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#63 Oct 21, 2011
Gville Jim wrote:
Last Halloween, I had damage done to my pickup.
They broke the gas filler door,$160.00 to fix.
A bunch of I would guess 16 - 18 year old came to the door, and raised a stink!,.. they said they didnt like the candy I was handing out!
I think from now on,... I wont participate!
Too bad that some can ruin it for the rest!
Too bad, all that damage would piss me off, too....i would think 13-15 is the end....hell, i was treating girls, by 14....lol....

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