Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Too old to Trick-or-Treat?

How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat? That is the discussion at our house this week.

My daughter is in eighth grade. She's 13 years old. She's wondering:

1. Can she still dress up and walk around the neighborhood ringing doorbells for treats? (Which she really wants to do.)
2. Should she stay home and pass out candy to younger kids?
3. Should she plan a Halloween party with some of her friends, so they can at least dress up?
4. Or go trick-or-treating with a friend who has a little sister. That way they could dress up and get candy, but really be escorting the little kid.

I remember trick-or-treating when I was about her age and being scolded by a woman at her door! "You're too old to trick-or-treat. You should be ashamed of yourself!"

High school is too old. That I'm sure of. But what about Junior High? Usually I have an opinion about everything. But to this conundrum, I say she should do what feels best.


  1. 8th grade definitely last year

  2. 13 is the cut off in my town but honestly I give to everyone that comes to my door. I'm a sucker who loves halloween. I'll give to the adults, too.
    My older girls always go with the younger crowd. It is more fun.

    I'm a new friend! Saw your comment on another blog post about this subject!

    Susie at SusieQTpies Scraps of Life