Teens & Trick-or-Treating

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Teens & Trick-or-Treating
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 11:50am

In some cities, anyone caught trick-or-treating over a certain age limit -- usually around 12 -- faces jail time or fines up to $100. This ordinance was introduced to dissuade teenage vandalism, but should teenage trick-or-treating be against the law?

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Registered: 02-12-1998
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 12:13pm

We live in a huge 400 home subdivision.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-1998
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 1:19pm

Our community doesn't have an ordinance against teens trick or treating, but in our family, age 14 is the last year you can go.

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 1:30pm

DS18 chose to stop after age 11; he just isn't into candy and didn't see the need.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 3:46pm

I think making it a crime to trick or treat is ridiculous.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2010
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 3:58pm

My dd is in 8th and she is still going trick or treating! She still thinks it is fun to go w/ friends, but this will probably be her last year. I can't imagine it being a crime to go trick or treating, ridiculous!! Let kids have their holidays!

Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 4:36pm

The teens go trick or treating here all the time.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-16-1999
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 7:13pm

My boys quit trick or treating in Middle School, but my Daughter dressed up every year until she was a senior in high school - and some of the costumes were really elaborate.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2001
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 7:55pm

If they dress up I'm fine with it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2009
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 4:39pm

It's commonplace to see teens (even older teens) trick-or-treating in my neighbourhood.

Avatar for coldfingers
Community Leader
Registered: 04-30-2000
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 6:12pm

Against the law to go?