How many trick or treaters do you get?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How many trick or treaters do you normally get?
    0-5 : (83 votes)
    50 %
    6-10 : (10 votes)
    6 %
    11-20 : (13 votes)
    8 %
    21-40 : (23 votes)
    14 %
    41-80 : (19 votes)
    11 %
    81-100 : (6 votes)
    4 %
    100+ : (13 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Last year I don’t think we got more than 10, and we live in a nice gated community with lots of families! We’ll see this year. I didn’t buy a lot of candy.

    Post # 4
    12900 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not a single one!  Houses are on 2 or so acre lots here and very far set back from the street.

    Post # 5
    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Zero.  We live in a condo building that doesn’t have any kids except little babies.

    Post # 6
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    To share a friend’s story, though, he just told me his wife bought three huge bags of candy from costco because their neighbor went through 50 POUNDS of candy last year! They live in Austin, TX. That has to amount to hundreds of kids! 

    Post # 7
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    For the past 3 years, we were living in a house on a crescent in a new-ish suburb.  There were lots of young families, so we were easily getting 150+ kids.  It was crazy – non-stop from 5-10!!

    In a new city this year, but don’t expect nearly as many kids, as we are kind of out of the way now and more downtown, than in a residential community.

    Post # 8
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    We purchased 80 full-size candy bars this year and I can pretty much guarantee that they will be gone by the end of the night.  Our neighborhood is very walkable and there are sidewalks connecting to another neighborhood in the area, so we get tons of kids.

    Post # 9
    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I live in a downtown-ish (midtown I guess) neighbourhood, with A LOT of kids. I have one of those counters (you click it) and last year we had over 200. I’m not expecting nearly as many tonight as it’s pouring rain here, but we will still get a lot. Even if it’s snowing, the kids still come around. This is Canada, after all Wink

    Post # 10
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I grew up on a county highway and we never got trick or treaters. Now that I live in an apartment…I still don’t get any trick or treaters. Even though no one came last year FI still insisted on buying candy just in case. I made sure it was stuff we’d actually eat (no HFCS).

    Post # 11
    9037 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    In our current neighborhood we don’t get many, if any, because we live out in the country and most of the neighbors are far away or don’t have young kids.  When we move to our new neighborhood in town I really hope we get a lot!  I love little kids and I love Halloween.  🙂  Candy is pretty great, too.

    Post # 12
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It comes and goes.

    Usually, at the end of the season, I buy out all of the full-size candybars from my work, for a super cheap price [6/$1]. The years I do this, I get TONS of kids. We live on a dead end, so we normally wouldn’t expect that many. But once a few kids came by, BAM! Ton’s of them!

    Last year, we were unable to do this because there weren’t any left when I went to buy them. We got around 15 kids.

    This year, I’m back to full size candy bars, and plan to get wailed on.

    And we’ll be putting up our new inflatable halloween “house”.

    Here’s a picture from when we had it at our annual haunted house this past year!

    Post # 13
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    None 🙁 I was super excited to hand out candy last year (first Halloween in our new place) and not a single kid came. So I expect the same this year. Didn’t buy candy this time. 

    Post # 14
    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    21-30ish, I think…  Our trick or treat zone is from 5-7 and the previous two years I’ve been here it’s kinda quiet.  Of course, FI and I pick up the slack and take care of any unclaimed candy. 

    I do have a rule – all “OMG YOU ARE THE CUUTEST KID EVAR” kids get three pieces.

    Post # 15
    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got about 25 kids last year.  We live in a neighbourhood with lots of kids but we are on a cresent across from the grocery store, so most kids from the middle of the neighbourhood don’t come down to our street.  Oh well, more candy for me and DH!

    Post # 16
    3506 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I live on a main road that has TONS of neighborhoods off of it, so no one comes to my house, they all stay in the neighborhoods, which is safer so that’s ok. My parents though.. I’m pretty sure their neighborhood is a breeding ground! Trick-or-Treating is from 6-8, we always run out of candy by 7… and my mom usually buys about 15 bags of candy. We did a rough count this year & we have over 400 pieces.. and she has a very strict one piece per kid rule. So I’d say we get easily 300-400 kids, more if we didn’t run out of candy! I love going over to help hand out candy though, it’s the best!


    Weather might be a factor this year though.. it’s warm (around 65) but it’s going to rain all night Frown


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