Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Teenagers Can Trick-Or-Treat Too





I've been seeing articles floating around stating that teenagers should stop trick-or-treating. I do not agree. My son was 13 last year and he went trick-or-treating.

If your teenager has a costume and they are polite, I'm not understanding the problem. Why are we forcing our kids to grow up so fast?

I wouldn't even mind if a teenager came to the door in a shirt like this:



At least it's something. I also require manners. If your teenager shuffles up and says nothing, I'll prompt him. My son always said "trick-or-treat" and "thank you." If your teenager has manners, they'll get candy from me.

My son is 14 now and has decided ON HIS OWN that he will not be trick-or-treating this year. He's wearing the shirt I posted and will be passing out candy. I'll miss him being with his sister and I. He's had some great costumes over the years:


He was Beetlejuice:





Jimmy Dugan from A League Of Their Own "There's no crying in baseball!"



Mario:




I've got to remember that he's growing up.


But I also know there will be other teenagers still out trick-or-treating. And so long as they are polite and have costumes on, I'll be handing the candy with a smile and wishing them a Happy Halloween.



When did you stop trick-or-treating?

48 comments:

  1. Aw I think teenagers can totally trick or treat!! I went for a long time and then decided I wanted to dress up and do the door. I will give anyone candy BUT rude adults who show up like "um give me a candy bar. Or else." True Story.

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  2. Such a lovely post and costume ideas!

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  3. I trick or treated as a teen! Loved every minute with my friends.

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  4. Agreed! Like you said, as long as they're polite and friendly why not? Better they be trick or treating then throwing eggs, etc..!

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  5. I was doing it in college. LOL!

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  6. I have never done tricker treating but it seems like a fun idea and something that I would be involved in....

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  7. Oh cute photos! I agree, trick or treating isn't really a big thing here in Australia. But I wouldn't mind at all if they were kids or teenagers, as long as they have manners.

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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  8. Totally agree. Your son looks so cute in all those costumes. Makes me wonder, why does time fly by so fast.

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  9. Cute photos and they seems to really enjoy and love to trick-or-treat! I was a shy girl before so I didn't enjoy this kind of event.

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  10. As long as they have a costume on and look like they're making an effort, I'm fine with it. Otherwise, scram. lol

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  11. I remember as a teen that I had the best time trick or treating with my friends! It seems that Halloween has something for everyone.

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  12. I trick or treated well into my teens! If they are in costume, why not?!

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  13. I trick or treated well into my teens! If they are in costume, why not?!

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  14. My teen still has fun collecting candy on Halloween. I see nothing wrong with this either.

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  15. My opinion on teens trick or treating is that i'm fine with it if they make an effort with a costume and don't scare away little kids to take their candy. This happens quite a bit in the neighbourhoods here and it is just cruel. If they do it genuinely, then yeah! Enjoy :)

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  16. My teenager still does it and goes out for the sake of collecting candies. I find it super funny though.

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  17. I honestly did it until college! No shame. I only got funny years when I was 18. I can't believe I did that!

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  18. good for him! I did trick or treating for as long as i possible could get away with it :)

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  19. Of course they can! I did it and it was so fun hahaha.

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  20. With manners I don't mind if they are 18. It is the rude teenagers that put no effort in at all that annoy me! Great post.

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  21. I leave it up the kids when they want to stop trick-or-treating. My kids stopped in middle school, but I know of some kids that do it for much longer.

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  22. I would and might force my kids to trick or treating this Halloween, lol. This is still cool for them.

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  23. I love their costumes that was fun for sure. My kids would love to wear this kind of costume too.

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  24. Wish we had a trick or treat too here in philippines.. Im sure this will be fun! :)

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  25. I would love to go trick or treating as an adult but it's not really something popular here

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  26. That's not a problem for me either. I di trick or treating until I was 12 and then I also decided not to go afterwards. It's fun and so long as a child wants to go, why not!

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  27. I don't it if teens decide that the still want to go trick or treating. There are teens in our place who are older than your son and they still want to go trick or treating.

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  28. Our 14 years old neighbor, a dear friend to us, almost like a child tome and whom we watched growing up is still trick or treating with us. It's already a part of our tradition that we neighbors go trick or treating together. It is just weird if they stop, after all those years watching them grow up and took them trick or treating year after year.

    www.aprilwashere.com
    https://www.instagram.com/aprilwashereblog/

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  29. Our 14 years old neighbor, a dear friend to us, almost like a child tome and whom we watched growing up is still trick or treating with us. It's already a part of our tradition that we neighbors go trick or treating together. It is just weird if they stop, after all those years watching them grow up and took them trick or treating year after year.

    www.aprilwashere.com
    https://www.instagram.com/aprilwashereblog/

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  30. Awwnn,I do agree that younger teenagers should most definitely still be allowed to go trick or treating
    What's the fun in growing up too fast?

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  31. My mother maintained that trick-or-treating was for kids. 6th grade was our last year. I think I would allow my kids until 14.

    I don't mind giving candy to the slightly older kids, but I really take issue with big hulking teenagers showing up with pillow cases and no real costumes---a t-shirt and a mask do not make a costume.

    I enjoy the little kids.

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  32. Heck yeah teens can trick or treat! I think as long as they are dressed up and out having fun without causing any problems, then why not give them a couple of pieces of candy as well! Mom and dad's are the same. (Posting for Jay Simms)

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  33. Yes, as of right now he'll still be going trick or treating this year.

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  34. I think teenagers are a little old to be trick or treating. A great way to still have fun with the holiday is to be the candy passer-outers at their house. Either way, being kind and polite is a great rule for any holiday.

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  35. I have no problem if teenagers want to trick or treat. As long as they are in a costume and say trick or treat I will give them candy.

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  36. They absolutely can! We have late teens going trick or treating here. Love those outfits!

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  37. I don't mind teens to trick or treat as long as they are respectful and not egg my house. But that hasn't happened yet. Thank goodness! - AMER

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  38. Lovely post— politeness goes a long way for sure :)

    — DT | Here I Scribble

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  39. Loving the Mario costume! We went trick-or-treating as teens with the neighborhood kids. I mean, who doesn't like candy?! ;)

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  40. It's sad that there are parent out there asking their teens to stop. I did it for the longest, mostly because I love candy. There's no age limit!

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  41. I completely agree with you and trick or treat is absolute fun if they are going to be polite. Your son looks great in his costume and I am sure he is big fan of Halloween!

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  42. I don't give out anymore on Halloween because we had adults coming around. But I completely agree. If teenagers are dressed up and polite then there's no reason they shouldn't be good to go out if they want to.

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  43. They're so cute! Love the costumes. I don't remember when I stopped trick or treating, but my little girl is too young this year. I can't wait for next year when I can take her!

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  44. Amen! As long as they are polite, I will dump the candy on in their bag :)

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  45. Exactly, I used to get told I was to old to trick or treat. Its ridiculous to put an age on something like that. Heck my dad still trick or treats and he is 50 years old he loves candy.

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