Do you prefer Trick-or-treating on Halloween or a family get-together with games and treats?
I have to say that while I did my share of Trick or Treating when I was a kid, I would like to see that tradition change to a family celebration.
Think about it. We warn our children about strangers, and tell them not to talk to or take anything, candy etc. from a stranger. Then on this one night we say - go door-to-door to people you don't know and get candy.
It is a mixed message and confusing to kids. There are a lot of schools and churches that do fairs and parties for the kids to enjoy. We took our kids to the different celebrations and our church usually did something so they always had fun playing games and getting candy at those celebrations.
When you are young the best part of celebrating Halloween is going out for trick-or-treating. As I got older and approaching adulthood, going to your typical teenage-style Halloween parties were a favorite with all your friends there having a good scary time. Adult or work related Halloween parties that came later on were also some of the best times memory serve me complete with good music, food, candles, mask, costumes, contest, monster makeup, and friends. This really depends on where you are in your life. Now as you get older, no longer single, but married with say a large family, the focus is more about home and celebrating Halloween as a family get-together with scary movies and popcorn. I say, do both. Celebrate with family doing games and treats, and once in a while trick-or-treating, and enjoy the fun of Halloween by spending it with family and friends doing something festive the reflects the season at hand.
I think every child should get to experience trick-or-treat. You just need to be safe about it, go ontly to people your really know and trust (in other words, people need to get out and know who their neighbors are), and then check through the candy yourself or take it to be x-rayed at the local hospital before the kids get into it.
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