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Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Summer Martinez, Staff Writer

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Primary school kids move over, make way for the teenagers! Trick-or-treating is seen as something only a child would look forward to doing on Halloween night or as a good way to get free candy. There’s nothing wrong with people of all ages going out to trick-or- treat. Although, it would be a little odd to see a 50 year old dressed up in their Halloween costume going door to door asking for candy.


As for teenagers, some are more interested in partying rather than hunting for candy. I would rather be hanging out with my friends on Halloween. However, getting tons of candy for free sounds like a good bargain. I wouldn’t go to the extremes, to say that teens are too old to go trick-or-treating.


“I don’t see the problem with teenagers trick-or-treating. It’s just a little weird.” -Michelle Jaime (12)

They are free to do whatever they want as long as they have their parents permission, they allow the smaller kids to go first, and they are dressed up and in the Halloween spirit. No one wants to give out candy they paid for, to glum trick-or-treating teens who didn’t bother to wear a costume. I don’t see what the big deal would be for teenagers, who are children at heart to get dressed up and excited to go out and go on a hunt for candy. Not to mention hardly any children go trick-or-treating now and days so the people who buy candy for trick-or-treaters end up having an abundance leftover.


“Yes, yes I do still go trick-or-treating. It’s free candy, who wouldn’t?” – Anonymous


There is no law against it, so why not go trick-or-treating at whatever age?


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Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?