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Old 04-13-2019, 01:47 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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A relative of mine had this problem with the kids...have never heard of parents doing the grab too!

Her solution was to offer treats out of a big plastic jar or goldfish bowl with a narrow mouth. Something like those containers with side openings that hold condiment packets or bulk candy on convenience store counters? The opening wasn't large enough for anyone to grab a fistful. If they tried, their hand would get stuck, giving her time to bark out "Don't be GREEDY! Everyone is welcome to ONE!" A little embarrassment went a long way.

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Old 04-13-2019, 02:12 PM
 
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have a bowl of cauliflower crowns .. and a bowl of candy...ask them which one they want....


and put it in the bag yourselves they need to hold open their bag...


we had one old guy in our neighborhood that would pass out cigarettes....winstons .we thought that was so cool....we would try to smoke them.....we were 12 ish
 
Old 04-13-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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and put it in the bag yourselves they need to hold open their bag...
That's what I do, too. I drop the candy in their open bag/bucket so they never get more than one piece.

Some neighborhoods have "private trick or treating hours" that are just for their neighborhood. For example, a nearby neighborhood has trick or treating Halloween night from 5 to 7 PM when the city trick or treat hours are Sunday from 1 to 4PM. On Sunday none of the people in that neighborhood have their porch lights on (signifying that they are giving candy) so they only give candy to kids in their neighborhood.
 
Old 04-13-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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OP - It's time for you to quit handing out anything on Halloween night, or else time for you start handing out tricks instead of treats to the people who are annoying you. Or you could pretend to give them something and stick your EMPTY hand in their bag.

Put real treats only into the bags of younger kids who you know are from your neighbourhood.

"No" is an acceptable and universally understood word. Learn how to use it and don't be afraid to say it.

I have a friend who hands out tricks instead of treats to non-neighbourhood kids, over-aged teenagers and adults. He conceals small cloves of garlic or little pearl onions or roasted wasabi-coated peas in his hand and drops one item into each individual bag so they can't see what it is until they get back home.

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Old 04-13-2019, 02:49 PM
 
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That's what I do, too. I drop the candy in their open bag/bucket so they never get more than one piece.

Some neighborhoods have "private trick or treating hours" that are just for their neighborhood. For example, a nearby neighborhood has trick or treating Halloween night from 5 to 7 PM when the city trick or treat hours are Sunday from 1 to 4PM. On Sunday none of the people in that neighborhood have their porch lights on (signifying that they are giving candy) so they only give candy to kids in their neighborhood.
Who stands around judging who is welcome or not duri g these private events? Does the application process start in April? Is english speaking necessary?
 
Old 04-13-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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We have never let anyone grab the candy, they come to the door and say treat or treat and WE dole out the candy.
 
Old 04-13-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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That's what I do, too. I drop the candy in their open bag/bucket so they never get more than one piece.
Same here. They hold out their bags, I drop in the candy. However, if it's getting late and I still have a lot of candy left, I might give each person two or three.

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Some neighborhoods have "private trick or treating hours" that are just for their neighborhood. For example, a nearby neighborhood has trick or treating Halloween night from 5 to 7 PM when the city trick or treat hours are Sunday from 1 to 4PM. On Sunday none of the people in that neighborhood have their porch lights on (signifying that they are giving candy) so they only give candy to kids in their neighborhood.
This would only work in communities that regulate trick-or-treating hours. Such a thing is unheard-of in every place I've lived. Trick-or-treat is on Halloween night, period, whatever day of the week that might be.
And were you serious about "Sunday from 1 to 4"? Trick-or-treating in the middle of the afternoon, in daylight, is just not right!
 
Old 04-13-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We have groups of young adults who trick or treat and I refuse to give them candy. One of the reasons why is they tend to behave badly, using profanity, sometimes they are drunk. I'd rather just pass it out to the kids. If you don't have a kid with you then don't come to my house.
 
Old 04-13-2019, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have a friend who hands out tricks instead of treats to non-neighbourhood kids, over-aged teenagers and adults. He conceals small cloves of garlic or little pearl onions or roasted wasabi-coated peas in his hand and drops one item into each individual bag so they can't see what it is until they get back home.

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How does he know who the non-neighborhood kids are? Just curious.

Some people love those wasabi coated peas.
 
Old 04-13-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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Seriously? You're worrying about this in April?

Use your own had to hand each child 1 or 2. This is not difficult.
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