How old is too old for Halloween? | The Columbus Dispatch

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Thirteen-year-old Columbus School for Girls students Gabby Kennedy, left, and Kameron Millner, shop for Halloween outfits at Costume Specialists on E. Broad Street.
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Some Guy

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#64
Oct 28, 2010
 
If older kids are getting into it by dressing in costume, especially if walking with younger siblings, no problem.

Kids who bring pillowcases and dress in jeans and a sweatshirt? Just go away and don't bother ringing the bell. If you're too old/cool to dress in costume, you're too old/cool to get candy.
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#65
Oct 28, 2010
 
i say as long as they are in costume and i dont mean something they jsut threw together last minute whats the harm. Now going out past your teen years is a lil ridiculus get a job and go buy candy.
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At 59 I am too old for Halloween. After facing a record number of interlopers trucked in from low income housing areas I have had enough. Six bags of candy and there is nothing left. Go ring Obama's doorbell, you bunch of locusts. I am not giving any more.
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Why can't older babies have candy? My 10 month old tried chocolate for the first time last night, and yes I know soca frown on that but most other parents I know had their babies try chocolate much younger than that. Besides, it might be fun for the babies to go trick or treating, see all the decor, etc. I didn't take my baby trick or treating, we just passed out candy, but I thought next year he might enjoy going, and not so much to get candy..,hadn't even considered that people would object so much. And no I am not a teenage mother, been repeating my 29th birthday for a few years now, and I don't eat candy, so it's not like I would want it for myself. Just thought baby might enjoy the experience.
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Oct 29, 2010
 
Typo soca was supposed to be some...
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Tired of it wrote:
At 59 I am too old for Halloween. After facing a record number of interlopers trucked in from low income housing areas I have had enough. Six bags of candy and there is nothing left. Go ring Obama's doorbell, you bunch of locusts. I am not giving any more.
Way to really be a douchebag and bring politics into a discussion about trick-or-treat. Next year why don't you just draw the shades and watch some fox news in the dark?
I Know

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Old Timer wrote:
Since we live in a large neighborhood with "walkers", any kid who shows up gets a treat. If any parent chaperone goes along, they too get a "treat". At the end of the day, it usually costs 40-50 dollars for the candy, and another 50 for the Jim Beam for the chaperones. This way everyone gets in the proper "spirit" for All Souls and All Saints Day.
Ended up having about a dozen pieces of candy left, but the Jim Beam was gone. I only had a tad of a headache this morning, and hope the kids parents who were "warmed" by the hospitality made it to work safely this morning.....Happy Halloween
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Jack wrote:
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Way to really be a **** and bring politics into a discussion about trick-or-treat. Next year why don't you just draw the shades and watch some fox news in the dark?
I'll just turn off the outside lights and go to dinner. Oh, about 8 kids came to the door saying you were their daddy. Five different women said it was true.
unlike you

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Brillant retort. Care to meet up in Reynoldsburg for "dinner" so you can tell me about these kids and women face to face, I am curious about it...
Just let me know where big man...
No, sorry. I'm straight.
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unlike you wrote:
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No, sorry. I'm straight.
That's what I figured, just another Reynoldsburg white trash coward with a keyboard.
Fixed your name 4 u

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That's what I figured, just another Reynoldsburg white trash coward with a keyboard.
blah blah blah! Hahaha!
Sarcastic Al

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#79
Oct 30, 2010
 
35 is too old~! You know who I'm talking to too, Hillbilly!
How old is too old

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#80
Oct 30, 2010
 
18. And older, if you can get away with it.
How old is too old

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#81
Oct 30, 2010
 
People who refuse to give older kids candy are just plain jerks. Why choose to be nasty, and make an issue over such a small thing?

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