The legal age for trick-or-treating

Where I was a kid, there was some expectation that (a) you would wear a costume when trick-or-treating, and (b) if you were old enough to drive, then you would not go trick-or-treating.

When did that change and why?

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  1. jyb says:

    I just had parents hold out pillow cases for candy. Not candy for the kids, candy for them.

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  2. jyb says:

    I just had parents hold out pillow cases for candy. Not candy for the kids, candy for them.

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  3. stuart_davidson says:

    Good question. For me it was seventh grade. Trick-or-treating was acceptable as a sixth grader (and I was a big kid, so I stood out from the crowd), but once you hit junior high…no more trick-or-treating. At that point, Halloween parties became de rigeur.

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  4. stuart_davidson says:

    Good question. For me it was seventh grade. Trick-or-treating was acceptable as a sixth grader (and I was a big kid, so I stood out from the crowd), but once you hit junior high…no more trick-or-treating. At that point, Halloween parties became de rigeur.

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  5. Johnny Huh says:

    We had some adults without kids, not dressed up, “trick or treating” tonight. I don’t get it, can’t they just buy some candy?

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  6. Johnny Huh says:

    We had some adults without kids, not dressed up, “trick or treating” tonight. I don’t get it, can’t they just buy some candy?

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  7. Gaijin51 says:

    We are becoming a decadant, infantile society.

    I would tell them, sorry, but I only give candy to children in costume.

    Problem solved.

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  8. Gaijin51 says:

    We are becoming a decadant, infantile society.

    I would tell them, sorry, but I only give candy to children in costume.

    Problem solved.

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