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Old 10-29-2011, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Lowell, MA
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My son is 12 and this will be his last year.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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I trick or treated in my parents neighborhood until I was 18.

Then the first year in college - we trick or treated in the dorms.

I was always very respectful, polite - and wore a costume. None of my neighbors were anything but wonderful about it - but these were the people who had seen me grow up. Its not as though I was in another neighborhood extorting candy.

Also - I LOVED Halloween. LOVED it.

Now - we're the house with all the crazy decorations, and we give candy to ANYONE brave enough to make it through our cemetery of doom and claim it.

Little kids, high schoolers, parents.. we don't care.


Costume, no costume - as long as you are polite, and enjoy Halloween (and our decor!) - you get candy.

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Old 10-31-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Westchester County
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My daughter is 13 and I told her last month that she can go to a Halloween party, but I will not be taking her Trick or Treating because I feel she is too old. Then of course my wife gets upset with me because I no longer want to buy any candy. I don't plan on answering the door this year either. Last year I got stuck with four other children besides my own daughter and the parents (moms) didn't have the good manners to ask if I would take the kids BEFORE they just dropped them off.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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The last year I trick-or-treated, I was 9. But I knew people in high school who still dressed up and went trick-or-treating. Not with parents, of course.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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Last year I got stuck with four other children besides my own daughter and the parents (moms) didn't have the good manners to ask if I would take the kids BEFORE they just dropped them off.
Parents just drop off kids at your door without asking??? What if you hadn't been home?
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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12 or 13 generally speaking. But we've had older kids come to our door and we're always happy to give them candy - as long as they are in costume and knocking on our door before we bring our pumpkins in.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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I think I was 16. Two years ago.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Back in the Pleistocene era (1960s), we went through about 8th grade. One of my kids stopped about then, the other went when she was 15! People asked her and her friend if they babysat; she picked up a few jobs that way!
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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My daughter is 13 and I told her last month that she can go to a Halloween party, but I will not be taking her Trick or Treating because I feel she is too old. Then of course my wife gets upset with me because I no longer want to buy any candy. I don't plan on answering the door this year either. Last year I got stuck with four other children besides my own daughter and the parents (moms) didn't have the good manners to ask if I would take the kids BEFORE they just dropped them off.
Why would you need to be escorting a group of teenagers anyway?

Most kids around here stop once they're old enough to have other plans. The allure of free candy overlaps that for a few years but by about 13-15, it seems to be winding down.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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We get trick or treaters who are well into the teenage years in my area. Last year we had a group of boys, who were 16ish, from the local prep school. They all had costumes on and they sang! Better yet they harmonized!!

Oh yes, indeedy they got a lot of candy from us.
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