(Closed) How old is too old for trick or treating?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: What age should one stop trick or treating?
    12 : (19 votes)
    13 %
    13 : (14 votes)
    9 %
    when you get to high school : (62 votes)
    41 %
    16 : (21 votes)
    14 %
    18 : (17 votes)
    11 %
    other (please explain) : (19 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I sorta think its okay for teenagers to go trick or treating if they have younger sibblings to take or to go with. But as far as groups of teenagers just out to be greedy that’s just too much.

    Post # 4
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m pretty sure I didn’t go trick or treating after I finished elementary school… so my last time was probably when I was 11 or 12.

    Post # 5
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I give candy as long as the person puts effort into having a costume and is at my house before 10 pm. 

    Post # 6
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    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @LpCutiPie: I completely agree with you.  Once you’re in high school, you should only be trick or treating if you’re chaperoning. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I still see some middle-scholers around and it’s fine with me. After HS is a bit odd, though, unless you’re toting little ones around.

    Can we talk for a second about too young? We had a couple with their kid who looked to be about 10 mos. come to the door–no other kids, just the baby. I was kind of like…Uh, what are you doing? The kid doesn’t even know what’s going on and who’s going to eat all the candy? Mom and Dad, which is proably the point. I was happy to give them a piece of candy, but I thought it was just a bit weird.

    Post # 8
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    The last time I tricked-or-treated was in 3rd grade.  I didn’t see the point of it after that.  In general, I think that kids in high school should go have their own party (or hangout/ go to the movies – whatever) and leave trick-or-treating to the younger kids.

    Post # 9
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    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I hate to admit this but the last time I went trick or treating was when I was 19 lol I look young so no one even looked at me weird but after that I felt a little weird doing it again.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @red_pepper_gal: I admit, I do like seeing fun costumes.  And I’m generally happy to get any trick or treaters lately, so at this point I probably wouldn’t complain if older kids did come sans the little ones. 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I got nooooo tricker treaters tonight so I would say I would take any age at this point :(…. no really.. I think I stopped after middle school. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted “other” because I don’t think the age matters. My daughter went this year and she is 13. She was the ONLY kid out that actually had a costume on. I think the lack of costume bothers me more than the age. If you aren’t even going to make the effort to dress up, don’t bother coming to my house.

    Post # 14
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    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I trick or treated till about 10th grade, which is older than some of you guys. Now I sort of feel like if you’re old enough to have a job you’re too old to trick or treat. So maybe that means 16? But when I was younger I loved trick or treating and never wanted to stop. I agree with PP that I don’t really mind giving candy out to anyone under …20?18? who has a real costume. 

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I used to trick or treat in high school with a group of friends. If they’re having fun, what’s the big deal? Don’t most people end up with extra candy at the end of the night anyway?

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    I think once someone hits high school, they really shouldn’t be trick or treating.  I trick or treated my freshman year of high school and it felt really really weird.  It’s fine to dress up and go with your siblings, but it’s a little old to ask for candy.

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