How old is too old for ToT?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
How old is too old for ToT?
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 4:45pm

I *love* seeing the kids come to the door in their adorable costumes each Halloween.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Thu, 10-20-2011 - 10:23am
Wow! I didn't realize that in some places kids can be fined for trick-or-treating if they're over 12!

I saw this blurb on a Yahoo slide show:

"In 2010, Belleville, Illinois, became the latest city to ban trick-or-treating for kids over 12. Teens can face fines from $100 to $1,000 for going door-to-door (although according to officials, more often than not, over-age Halloween-goers are just given a warning)."

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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 8:46pm

I don't think that there is a specific age that is "too old", for me its all about the costume. I'll gladly give candy to teens and adults that have made the effort for a clever costume.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-14-2009
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 6:31pm
Our area is made up of several cities and across the area, the rule is 12. They even make sure to state this in the newspapers.

My daughter just turned 12 this year and this will be her last year collecting candy. I think she's actually okay with that but she also finds it a lot of fun to play Santa or make things fun for her brothers. We have a new baby coming in Nov so next year, I think I'll let her take on taking him to the door.

Anyway, my answer...12.

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