Trick-or-Treat: How Old is Too Old?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Trick-or-Treat: How Old is Too Old?
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 10:03am

Here's a fun one for today. :)

In your opinion, how old is too old for trick-or-treating?

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 3:16pm

If you asked me a month ago, I would have said high school is when trick or treating should stop, but last year, we moved to a neighborhood where there are lots of teenagers, and everyone trick or treats. So I guess my new answer would be to follow the custom in your area, be polite, and wear a costume. Begging for candy in the same hoodie you wore to school is not cool.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 4:24pm

 I agree with the previous poster, it depends on the custom of the area.  DD1 stopped when she entered middle school because that was the norm for the area we were living in.   We were living in a different area and DD2 and DD3 did it throughout middle school. 

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 3:10am

I think 16...if they can drive to go trick or treating, that's probably when the trick or treating should stop.  Go to a Halloween party instead. ; )

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Fri, 11-02-2012 - 7:53pm
I'll stop next year, I promise....