Should your teens trick or treat?

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  1. Elaineaus profile image57
    Elaineausposted 14 years ago

    If you live in the same neighborhood your children grew up in, a lot of your neighbors might actually like seeing your teens having some good clean fun.  On the other hand, if you think your teens are some of those that might be standing in line at the grocery store with a dozen or so eggs, think twice. 

    I always like to see kids dressed up, though.  I think that most teens are respectful, and enjoying one more night of their childhood.  If they aren't willing to wear some type of costume, they probably are better off, handing out the candy at home.

    One of my favorite memories is of a neighbor girl and her 15 year old friends, singing for their candy.  They dressed up as the Spice Girls (this was a while ago...) and just showed how much fun they could have.

    1. drej2522 profile image70
      drej2522posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Umm, I still trick or that bad?

  2. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago

    Well my son restocks his dorm room with munchies on Halloween. I think it's great and the parents don't seem to mind feeding the college kids. This year the two of them are dressing up as lamps, too much studying and they lose their minds. These are good guys and they also look out for the kids and help when they can.

  3. Place Kick profile image60
    Place Kickposted 14 years ago

    I don't see anything wrong with teens or even adults trick or treating. My mom would dress up and go with me to the neighbors just to try and fool them of who we were. Many times it worked. Have to understand this was in the 50's. You're going have trouble makers at all ages and thats just the way life is!

  4. elayne001 profile image78
    elayne001posted 14 years ago

    You are only young once - I see nothing wrong with teens trick-or-treating. In our neighborhood, they block the ends of the streets off so the small children don't have to worry about traffic, but kids of all ages go up and down for a couple of hours until the candy runs dry. It is great fun.

  5. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I'm generally glad to see teens dress up and go Trick or Treating.  They get a kick of out if, and it's fine.

    I say "generally", though, because last year some kids about 14 years old stole a fake pumpkin I had out with a light in it.  I had hung it up in a tree, so when the little kids walk up the walk they'll "meet" it on the way to door.  It's tacky but cute, and I only hang it for the one night.  I put a flashlight in it.  I've had it for years.  It's huge, so I store small decorations in it.  Anyway, these creeps stole it!   mad   

    The year before last I caught a teen girl reaching in to take the flashlight out of it.  mad

    So, sometimes I'm not that thrilled to see kids who are big enough that they come around without parents standing nearby.  They're still kids, themselves, and I know they're just being idiots; but this year I don't feel like putting something out for the little kids because I don't feel like having it stolen and being mad if/when it is.  I can tell myself not to let it bother me, but it just does.  So there's kind of that part of me that thinks, "If your kids are at 'potential idiot activities' age, have them go to a party and tell them to leave the Trick-or-Treating to the little kids."   hmm   (This is what makes friendly, good-natured, adults turn into cranky old bitties who leave the light off.  lol  )

  6. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Oh please don't take away any of my trick or treaters! 

    I love Halloween and love to see the kids having a great time.  The little ones are cute but all are gone within an hour or so, the older ones love getting all goulish and heading out for "free food".  It's a creative evening with everyone having a great time.  I even love seeing the parents and always give them their own share of the loot.  Sure there are always going to be those who "spoil the fun" for others but don't take away a community building night because of a few.  As for safety - that's in the hands of each individual parent, unfortunately I don't think it's safe anymore for any age child to go out without an adult somewhere close.

  7. kezan98 profile image60
    kezan98posted 14 years ago

    In the UK, trick or treaters are generally those under 11.  People don't celebrate halloween over here like they do in US and at lot of people find teenagers threatening so don't open the door to them.

    1. Etho profile image60
      Ethoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      you have a point, i dressed up this year and i got a few bad looks. and the only people who thought i looked good were people my age.
      its ridiculous

  8. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 14 years ago

    Heck we have adults coming to are door trick or treating! We look at them like What the heck! but have never refused to give the candy. I think Halloween is truly for KIDS only. 12 and under. smile

  9. amdrake profile image60
    amdrakeposted 14 years ago

    I'm 18 and I will trick-n-trreat until I can't anymore. I was sooo upset when I was 15 and going around the eighborhood with my little sister and a man told me that i was too old. Please don't do that to anyone!

  10. Mama Sez profile image62
    Mama Sezposted 14 years ago

    I don't see anything wrong with trick-or-treating teens. I find them equally cute. Especially when they know how to choose appropriate costumes.

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    theawwwbutmumposted 14 years ago

    Our community is totally into trick or treating - people decorate their driveways , some even their garages for the kids to try halloween style games - it takes about 10 mins to walk our block usually but on halloween it takes around 3 hours!!  From the parents to the kids we dress up - people even throw candy on drivebys!! It is a special time the kids look forward to and in the 6 years I've lived here it just gets better and better - I say let the teens, around here they take the littlies with them - if you've worked at creating a costume you deserve the treat regardless of age smile


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