(Closed) Bees – how do you feel about trick or treaters?

posted 5 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
7445 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I really don’t like Halloween. I usually just leave a bowl of candy out. I probably won’t this year because we live in an apartment complex and there aren’t many kids.

Post # 4
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Ruby-Redshoes:  I love seeing the kids in their costumes! If I were a parent with small children though, I would have to take serious precautions to ensure the candy thery received was safe. There are too many sickos out there now, compared to when I was a child.

Post # 5
3277 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t remember trick or treating too much as a kid (houses are a mile at least apart) but now that Fiance and I moved to the “big city” (town of 500, but we have neighbors!) I am so excited for trick or treaters! I love seeing their cute little costumes and handing out candy! I can’t wait to dress up our kids one day!

Post # 6
8438 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Ruby-Redshoes:  We don’t celebrate halloween here but I have never understood encouraging children to 1. Accept sweets off strangers and 2. Encouraging kids to eat sweets. So I guess I would be with your friend in not supporting trick or treaters

Post # 7
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love seeing the little kids!  I hate getting the older boys who come around after 9pm.  

Post # 8
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I live in an apartment, but I wish we had trick or treaters come by! I think it’s fun to see all the kids in their little costumes… and it’s a great excuse to buy a boatload of mini Twix bars. 

Post # 9
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Meh.  I love Halloween and an disappointed when I only have a few trick or treaters.  But I understand why somebody else wouldn’t want to spend their money giving out candy to other peoples’ kids too.

Post # 10
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I haaaate costumes (like I have a phobia of masks and face paint and it is not a joke), and therefore I hate Halloween. 

But I suck it up for the lil guys! I just can’t ever be alone on Halloween, so I have someone (usually Darling Husband or BIL) stay with me and pre-screen the trick or treaters to make sure I won’t pass out or something. They save me the cute ones, I guess. Even though we don’t decorate, I like to be a “good house” like @Ruby-Redshoes said and give out good candy, and lots of it!

It’s also a fun way to get to the neighbors and their little ones.

My in-laws are all jaded and keep the lights off and hide too. I always tell them to stop being such old scrooges.

Post # 11
2685 posts
Sugar bee

Awwww that sucks.  I hated houses like that when I was growing up.  I love trick or treaters.  The costumes are fun and I love seeing their reactions when we bring out the full-size candy bars.  It’s also nice to say hi to the parents and meet new neighbors who have recently moved in.  

Post # 12
8453 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We have tons of trick o’ treaters that come through our neighborhood, but we leave out a bowl of candy for them.  We’re usually doing something “adult” for halloween, so we’re not really around.

Post # 13
162 posts
Blushing bee

I LOVE halloween and this is my first halloween out of college (I lived in a college town that had a big greek community, so halloween was a big deal). I was sad i’m not going to have the awesome halloween like I used to, but I am so excited to see all the little cuties come to the door.

Post # 14
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Ruby-Redshoes:  I love them!  I love seeing all the kids so excited in their cute little costumes!  DH will be working Halloween night, but I fully intend to sit on my porch with my pup and hand out candy  🙂

Post # 15
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Ruby-Redshoes:  I like them but sometimes they can be little jerks. I like to hand out the candy from a bowl. Usually I’ll give them 3-4 each. But every now and then I get kids who take it upon themselves to stick their hand in the bowl and grab as much as they want. Darn punks!

Post # 16
526 posts
Busy bee

I used to love halloween, but where we live now they start at like 4pm, Darling Husband and I don’t get home until 6:30, so by the time we get home we miss all the cute little kids, want to start dinner and keep getting interrupted by all the older greedy (barely in a costume) kids (like until 10pm its insane).  I know this makes me sound old and cranky, but seriously, put on a costume and say “Trick or treat” lol.

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