How Old is Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

With the 31st almost upon us, and all the stores filled to the brim with costumes, I’ve been wondering about socially acceptable trick-or-treating. Obviously there’s a limit to how old you should be and still running around the neighborhood demanding candy, otherwise my parents would be hogging all the Milky Ways. What’s your opinion?

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7 Responses to How Old is Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

  1. *personally never did Halloween*

  2. Allegra says:

    It’s really hard to say. I haven’t trick-or-treated for a few years, mostly because I live in a neighborhood with approximately three other people under the age of 18, and most houses don’t even put out pumpkins. Eventually I decided that there’s no point to dressing up, wandering around deserted streets for an hour, and maybe getting a few Twizzlers out of it. Halloween is still my favorite holiday, though, and I always put together a costume just in case I happen to get invited somewhere.

  3. Mercy says:

    I usually hand out candy, but if I lived in a neighborhood where there were more kids actually trick-or-treating so more houses would have candy, I would. The way it is, my mom buys a big bag of candy, we get maybe three or four kids, and I get to eat the rest.

  4. Kirsten says:

    I usually go with my friends, though there are tons of people around. Personally, I love dressing up, and it’s always fun to go with my friends. Plus, that candy is like my NaNo fuel. Of course, all my friends are “too old”, so I might just have to find some younger kids to babysit that night…

  5. I think that when you get to the point where you’re too tired to dress up, too lazy or just trick-or-treat for the candy (and only the candy) that’s when you’re too old. No matter how old you are. However, when you still trick-or-treat for costumes, fun and the sake of being a child again (seriously, who doesn’t feel a few years younger while saying ‘trick-or-treat’?) then it’s okay. And that is what I believe.
    And that’s also why I’m going trick-or-treating this year 😀 I have the coolest costume. Or I will… I just have to get it.

  6. annanm says:

    I stopped trick or treating around 6, but that’s just because I don’t like Halloween. However, my family is trying to embrace the holiday this year. I’ll be dressing up, but not trick or treating, just escorting my younger brothers.
    My theory is that if you’re old enough to buy candy on your own, you shouldn’t go trick or treating. Dressing up though I think is acceptable for pretty much any age.

  7. Nia says:

    My mom decided I was too old after I was taller than the people giving out candy. :c

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