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How old is too old for Trick or treating?
I read this story and found it intresting, we have one rule when it comes to trick or treaters in our house hold. No costume=No candy.
we have plenty of teens that come knocking waring no costume expecting hand outs and I tell them to hit the pavement. However as far as Im concerned if ur dressed up and 40 years old, I might find you weird, and be a little concerned but Ill hand out in the spirt of the holiday.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Holidays

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  • I'd give candy to anyone, but really, I think at about 15 or 16, it's time to stop.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:23 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Exactly what I was goon say, I'm 46 and I put on wings and draw fanciful circles on my face and go with my kids. I love to get a few handfuls of candy!!

    Answer by mom2priceboys at 10:24 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Our town - anything over 13 - no trick-or-treating. And no masks on the face when you are over 16 per state law.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:25 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I disagree. In our home 13 is the last yr you go trick or treating. After that they can have a party or attend someone elses. I also enforce the no costume no candy. LOL, I do keep a bowl of buble gum to the side for the ridiculously big kids that come to the door. The good treats are for the little ones.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:25 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • i stopped when i was 13.

    Answer by christina110 at 10:26 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • 13 is too old IMO

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 10:27 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • My ex DH and his current wife both have birthdays in October so Halloween is just and extension of their birthdays, but anyway, they dress up as Plug and Socket and bring a shot glass and hold it out and say "Drink or treat!"

    BTW, they are alcoholics...

    Answer by Babylove76 at 10:29 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I like the no costume=no candy rule. I put no age limit on it.

    Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 10:32 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Over age then they should be going to Halloween parties, and such!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:47 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Now that I'm thinking about it- as long as someone is in a costume, polite, and generally having some good clean fun, I really don't care how old they are.

    Especially with the teenage crowd, I honestly think they'd be more likely to get in trouble at a party than out getting a share of candy.

    Oh, and the polite thing applies to all ages. I had words with some of my neighborhood kids who had to be about 8 or 9 a couple years ago because they demanded more. I was less happy to be giving them anything than my teenage neighbor kids.

    Answer by IrishMommaC at 10:48 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

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