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

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 92
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@canarydiamond:  No kidding.

To date – there has not been ONE proven case of candy on halloween being poisoned/tampered with.  this is via Snopes.

Post # 93
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We take our son out trick or treating and leave a bowl out, when we get back in we let our son (4 this year hand out the candy he loved doing that last year) then once its bed time for our son we turn our porch light off. 

Post # 94
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Ruby-Redshoes:  All of a sudden, Halloween has become a ‘thing’ here in Australia which I really don’t get. It isn’t an Australian celebration, and when I was a kid, it was just not done. Nowadays you see shops here putting up Halloween decorations and kids trick-or-treating. It annoys me a bit, because I don’t see the point of our country ripping off American traditions for no particular reason.

As for giving out lollies, I think only families with kids whose kids are participating in trick-or-treating would really do it here. I live in an apartment building, so there’s not much chance of kids rocking up to my place anyway.

Post # 95
10649 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@littlebeanpole:  Is Halloween American?  I thought it started in Europe somewhere.

Post # 96
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@skippydarling:  +100

I don’t understand this intense phobia about not letting your kids talk to strangers even with you there.  For one, children are in the most danger from people they know, and for two, kids have to learn to interact with the world eventually.  Acting like the world is super dangerous to the point that going around to houses in your neighborhood to trick or treat is too risky seems to handicap that learning to me.  Halloween can be a great community thing for people to see each other and interact.  Americans seem more and more insular and paranoid lately, and it really strikes me as so incredibly sad.  How isolating must it be to not trust anyone in your neighborhood to give out non-deadly candy on a children’s holiday?  

I mean, to each their own, but it just strikes me as sad.  We don’t have kids, but I’ll have a witch’s hat on, handing out candy to whatever kids come our way.  And we will have the good candy.  🙂

Post # 97
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AB Bride:  I’m not really sure of its origins actually, but you’re probably right! I just tend to associate it more with the US because you always see references to it in American movies/TV shows. Either way, it’s definitely not Aussie.

Post # 98
79 posts
Worker bee

@Ruby-Redshoes:  In Australia there isnt a big thing about Halloween. Not in Melbourne anyway except clubs having theme nights etc. I would love to get into the full blown thing of it when I have kids, but dressing up as an adult and going around to peoples houses, I would get SUCH weird looks..

Post # 99
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Ruby-Redshoes:  I love giving candy! What a joy to play the role of the giver, when I loved trick-or-treating so much as a kid!


Post # 100
2 posts

Like Australia, Halloween has never been celebrated where I live, though some people have been forcing it into existence for the past few years.

I find it so, so strange for children in costumes show up at my door expecting candy. I don’t keep candy at the ready. Everyone I know has the same opinion – “WE DON’T DO THAT HERE”.

Post # 101
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Anyone else hope you won’t get any trick or treaters and you’ll have any candy you purchased leftover for yourself? Just me? Haha

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