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Old 10-21-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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My kids are young, and I think my last year trick r treating was maybe 10. What do you think is the average age to stop trick r treating?
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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My last year was probably when I was about 13. I remember babysitting the year I was 14, so I wasn't out TOTing. I would say that 12 or 13 is about average, but I don't know for sure. I'd say that if someone has younger siblings, they can get away with it longer, if they are accompanying the younger kids.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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We've had high schoolers come by the house. I think that's too old and sometimes we've commented on it, but what are you going to do, not give them treats and take the tricks?
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:46 PM
 
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I was 18 the last time I went......... and me and my two friends had NO shame about it! I LOVE halloween and I'm SO glad that I trick or treated until I was 18! I say until the kid decides they want to stop. For me I NEVER wanted to stop but I KNEW that our stupid society would look down on my trick or treating at the age of 21 :P

Just kidding.

But anyways, I don't care if high school kids come around, as long as their polite and not rude (some ARE) And one thing is for sure, I HATE giving treats to the high school kids who wear their everyday clothes for "costumes"! C'MON, at LEAST put on a MASK or SOMETHING!!!!

(my friends and I dressed up as "babies" the last year we went. Pajamas, freckles, pigtails.... good times!)
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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I was 18 the last time I went......... and me and my two friends had NO shame about it! I LOVE halloween and I'm SO glad that I trick or treated until I was 18! I say until the kid decides they want to stop. For me I NEVER wanted to stop but I KNEW that our stupid society would look down on my trick or treating at the age of 21 :P

Just kidding.

But anyways, I don't care if high school kids come around, as long as their polite and not rude (some ARE) And one thing is for sure, I HATE giving treats to the high school kids who wear their everyday clothes for "costumes"! C'MON, at LEAST put on a MASK or SOMETHING!!!!

(my friends and I dressed up as "babies" the last year we went. Pajamas, freckles, pigtails.... good times!)
Me too! Well, I was 17, but a senior. I think I took a couple years off around junior high. I grew up in the country and people really enjoyed seeing us (and gave us load of candy so that they wouldn't eat it themselves!).

But I agree that if you are going trick-or-treating after 12, you better go all out--no half-hearted attempts, let the little kids go in front, and be more than polite! Really, my last year of TOTing--my senior year--was one of the most fun and I have great memories from it!
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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My kids are young, and I think my last year trick r treating was maybe 10. What do you think is the average age to stop trick r treating?

Stop? You mean I should have stopped?

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Wow, my last time was when i was 17, went with some friends we had a lot of fun
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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My son went last year (15) all dressed up, but he was also escorting his younger siblings so it made him more likely to get candy, being the good big brother and all.

This year, at age 16, he really is torn. He LOVES Halloween but has decided he's way too old to Trick or Treat but you can tell he still wants to do it. In his case the issue has been decided for him though as he got a job a month ago and he has to work that night...
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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I was 16 the last year I trick-or-treated (before I started again.... with the kids). It was a lame costume. I dressed in green and wore a sign that said "Dill". Real original. My friend dressed as a baby. I'm not sure what we were thinking.... other than we knew this would be the last "hurrah". It was unfortunate that we had missed a few good years of trick-or-treating after the Tylenol issue (something about cyanide if I remember correctly).

I'm so happy to get to go trick-or-treating again now that I have kids (8 and 5). My husband dresses up every year, too...... maybe I'll join him this year.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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Usually around 12 - 13ish. It also depends on the kid, a smaller sized kid could go out for a few more years but if they are bigger the might stop earlier.
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