How old were you

United States
September 29, 2008 6:33pm CST
How old were you when you stopped trick or treating? I think I was like 13 but then I was real short so I got way with it. My daughter is 18 and still dresses up and takes a freind of ours grandkids out trick or treating. My daughter is short also lol and doesn't look any where near her age. She is going as Maid Marrianne this year. She loves Halloween and loves taking the kids out trick or treating. Then she comes back and helps man the door at home.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I don't remember how old I was but, if I had to guess, maybe 9 or 10. Maybe younger but, not likely much older. I was excited to start handing the candy out so, I didn't miss it at all. It always bugs me when teenagers come to my door trick or treating. I give them candy anyway because I don't want any issues like them egging or TP'ing my house but, I can't understand why their parents aren't telling them they are too old to be going out trick or treating now. I am a fairly tall girl at 5'8" or a little taller and, even elevated by about 3 inches in my house from my front stoop, some of the teenagers tower over me so, they are likely a good 6 inches or more taller than me. But, whatever. LOL!
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• United States
2 Oct 08
hey trick or treating is fun. Im 15 and i still go. i dont see nothing wrong as long as you are under 16 or if you have a little sibling. but i see there is an age limit. i believe if you are a teenager and want to go trick or treating you should take a younger sibling or cousin as an excuse to go out.
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I was either 12 or 13 years old, I think. What can I say, it has been years since I've trick or treated! As I had already matured by then I felt silly going out trick or treating, but went with a friend of mine anyway because she wanted to get some free candy!
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@jsloh1989 (181)
• Singapore
30 Sep 08
I've never got a chance to even try it =(. It's not celebrated here in Singapore (except some restaurants or such which try to earn extra bucks will have halloween theme). Yea, so I never get to go trick or treating in my entire life, which is really really sad. Sigh.
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@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
30 Sep 08
What??? Stop trick or treating?? I didn't know we were supposed to stop! Nobody told me! Stay young at heart and go trick-or-treating this year. The worst thing that can happen is you will come up candyless!! Have a Happy Halloween!
@annjilena (5621)
• United States
30 Sep 08
well i love to trick treat many people give us a lot of good treats did it for years never had worry about someone trying to put things in the candy but today you have be cautious. they fine razor blades and alsorts of thing they tell you if it open don,t eat the candy.i was about 14 years old when i stop trick treating a lot people don,t celebrate hollween.your grand daughter is enjoying herself that all.
• United States
30 Sep 08
UM I don't have a granddaughter my daughter is 18 and takes a friend of ours grandchildren out trick or treating.
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Im 15 and i hope to go this year. Last year i didnt go unfortunately. I usually go everyother year. Something always happen. Last year my friend was supposed to come with me to go trick or treating but she didnt have a way to get to my house and I found out at the last minute that i could go to her house. So i stayed home because I didnt want to go alone.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I think I was probably around 8 or 10 when I no longer trick-or-treated for candy. Our church, however, did Trick-or-treat For UNICEF, where we would go door to door another day close to Halloween and collect money for that organization. When my kids were in 4-H, we would Trick-or-treat For The Hungry and would collect canned goods for the local food pantry.
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I am 18, will be turning 19 this december and I still dress up and trick or treat. Last year me and my boyfriend went together. We painted our faces as icp. It was so fun. He is lazy though, so we didnt really stay out that late. This year I am going as wednesday from the addams family. I still havent found a dress though.
@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
30 Sep 08
When I was young, 14 was the cut-off for some reason. I guess we wanted to extend trick-or-treating into our teens, without getting too greedy.
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@RAGHUBIR (65)
• India
30 Sep 08
i am note to much old i am studend at thiah time i am 20 and try to fun in my life and i try to keep happyingh my self and friend also same age they alwayes said we should try to fun becauseour age is very agraisive so we should enjoy our time and not be tensh so i try to happey and enjoy my life its big time for me
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@my2boys (821)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I think i was like 16 when i quit trick or treating. I know some people say that is too old but i am really short too so i got away with it.
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I can't really remember how old I was when I stopped trick or treating, I think it was when I was around 13 also. I still like to get dressed up and go out with my friends, though. Your daughter is really nice to help you out on Halloween.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
I think I was about 15 years when I stopped. At that age, I was still taking my little sister with me. She's is 8 years younger than me. I used to dress up though with my little sister after age 15 but I didn't trick or treat. We have 2 kids and they are still to young to go off by themselves so we take them. I love taking my kids because they have so much fun! We don't dress up with them any more though but I get a lot of walking time in!
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@leahsfrog (120)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I am 30 years old with six kiddos and I still dress up and go trick or treating with them. Of course I do not ask for candy but you would be surprised how many people insist that I take some for being so "festive" as they call it.
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• China
30 Sep 08
Sorry,I really want to response your cute question.But my English is not quite well.So would you please explain "trick and treating"
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@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
30 Sep 08
Hi sweetdesign! I've never stopped doing that because I have never started.. Here in my country we don't usually do that because isn't our tradition.. We do celebrate Halloween but not as you North Americans..
@jzjqdkd (273)
• China
30 Sep 08
when I am still not mature in my mind,i was 22,but after several things that are relatively important happened ,i think i have grown up.it is said that only trouble can make somebody grow and improve,it is true.it shortens the years of my knowing the world.
• United States
30 Sep 08
15 I went around and some guy actually rejected me cuz I looked so grown up. Some people don't give to people with deep voices.
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@switlyf (650)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
here in the Philippines we seldom have trick or treats so i don't experienced any of that when i was a kid. When my daughter was studying they had trick or treat when she was in nursery it was really fun! Super lots of candies and i even helped her eating all of them! I think its fun to have trick or treat and i am planning on having it in my family. thanks and happy mylotting!
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
30 Sep 08
Here in Australia Halloween wasn't a big thing when I was growing up so we never done it as kids but my daughter does it every year with a friends children and they love doing it and alot of other kids are starting to get onto it here as well
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