How much do you spend on Halloween treats?

@amadeo (78682)
United States
September 22, 2016 4:10pm CST
Americans will spend more on treats, pumpkins and costumes this Halloween than they have in at least the last 11 years. I love Halloween.When married and my family will go out trick and treating. This was a good way to meet your neighbors.It was fun in my days. The kids loved it.So they are saying that they are spending more on treats etc. I noticed this the other day at Target.Picking up candy,costume etc. Some hate Halloween.My neighbor is one of them.Not sure why. But for us we loved us. How much do you spend on Halloween treats? The photo is public domaine. Tell us some of the costume there.Loved to see them.
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@TRBRocks420 (86059)
• Banks, Oregon
22 Sep 16
I don't know how much we will spend, we do love Halloween though.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@TRBRocks420 yes,we all do at least you and I do.LOL
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@marguicha (106303)
• Chile
22 Sep 16
Halloween is a new holiday for us. I´d say it is one of the copied holidays from the northern hemisphere. We don´t have those pumpkins and the Halloween colours are the colours of the fall. Still, small children are now using costumes to go trick or treating. I buy some wrapped candy to give to them. BTW, in my family we throw away alll unwrapped candy when the children are not looking.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@margucicha I am sure most of us here.Do the same thing.LOL
@teamfreak16 (42532)
• Denver, Colorado
22 Sep 16
I hate to say it, but none. The kids don't come to our complex, so we'd just end up eating it ourselves.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@teamfreaks16 yes,most people do.
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@Corbin5 (123111)
• United States
22 Sep 16
I bet we spend about $50 on treats. We have so many kids come to the door, and we love that.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@Corbin5 that is so nice there Deb.Pretty cool.I loved when the kids drop by.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
22 Sep 16
I don't spend much on it. Most of the kids in our neighbourhood are now too old for trick or treat so we don't get the visitors we used to. So I just get in a few packs of mini chocolate bars for those trick or treaters that do call, but what usually happens is that we end up eating it all ourselves over the days that follow!
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@5thhouse guess this happens to most of us
@NJChicaa (48637)
• United States
22 Sep 16
We don't have kids so obviously we don't go trick or treating. I buy 2 bags of candy for any kids who happen to come by our door.
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@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@NJChicaa same here.I always have treats for them.
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@Happy2BeMe (75439)
• Canada
22 Sep 16
I use to spend a lot of money on Halloween but now where I live we don't get any trick or treaters at all. I use to get around 200. It was so much fun. I will buy a special treat for my two grandchildren but that will be it.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
22 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe wow!that was a lot of children there.
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@Happy2BeMe (75439)
• Canada
22 Sep 16
@amadeo yes it was. I would just stand at themdoor for hours handing out treats. It was so much fun.
• Hangzhou, China
26 Sep 16
I think I can buy some interesting Costume Mascot to dress up.
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@LeaPea2417 (23260)
• Toccoa, Georgia
23 Sep 16
I only spend around 2 dollars for a rather big bag of suckers or other type hard candy. We don't get that many trick or treaters and I really don't want to spend a lot on fancy candy.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@LeaPea2417 I understand.Many go out of the way on this.
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@LeaPea2417 (23260)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Sep 16
@amadeo The people who go all out and decorate their yards and have piles of candy, must spend a fortune.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
23 Sep 16
New don't spend that much. Although one of my children has a peanut allergy and a lot of Halloween treats are made with peanuts or in the same line as where other candy with peanuts are made. I buy stuff for the little kids that can't really have candy and spend about $20 or less and I give it to my parents because they hand out candy and stiff at there house. Me and my husband take our three our trick or treating and we don't spend a lot on there outfit s either we buy at the end of last Halloween outfits on sale and a lot of the times the kids still want to wear it the next year. I buy little I go to make and keep it under $20 for the kids.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@ShyBear88 You can do it very nicely making your own costume.
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@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
26 Sep 16
@amadeo I'm crafty but nit that crafty. I buy the kids play outfits at the end of Halloween but $20 a pieces for three kids Sint to bad. I just don't buy them during the sa,e week. My youngest is going to be a princes for me this Halloween since I'm Saliormoon.
@Tampa_girl7 (27578)
• United States
25 Sep 16
Unfortunately we don't get any trick or treaters. We live to far in the country.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Tampa_girl7 same here.Not being far out.But a very busy highway.Not safe for them.We do get some
@Hate2Iron (8166)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
I think that this will be the first year where we won't have to buy any. Kind of sad about that. I loved the little kids. Last year I had a toddler try to give me candy out of his pumpkin lol!
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Hate2Iron that is cute there.So sweet
@Meramar (2730)
23 Sep 16
Personally, I don't celebrate Halloween as it's not a typical europeen celebration and I never did. But, I like to see it on TV and in films. If you know how, it may be a very great party.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Meramar many love watching the movies.
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@thelme55 (15637)
• Germany
23 Sep 16
Nothing. We don't do trick and treat here. It is not our tradition however some Filipinos are adopting this American event.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@thelma55 I see.
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@silvermist (20094)
• India
23 Sep 16
@amadeo Here we do not have Halloween celebrations.But we do watch programs about it on TV.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@silvermist I see.Which one do you watch?
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@Poppylicious (10088)
23 Sep 16
I'm a Halloween Hater. If you're of a nervous disposition, suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, find talking to strangers difficult, etc., Halloween can be a very unsettling time. I go out, or turn my lights out, but over here it isn't really a Big Thing, thankfully. It's becoming more of a Big Thing, unfortunately. It's a very American 'celebration' I think.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@Poppylicious I was waiting for one here.You are the one. My neighbor also hate Halloween.Yes,I will say that.
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@jstory07 (72437)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Sep 16
When my kids were younger I would go all out for Halloween,. I would bake treats for their classes and have a party at my house Halloween was fun. Now because of poison candy I only give out small toys.
@amadeo (78682)
• United States
25 Sep 16
@jstory07 this I understand.Can be scary at times.
@maezee (34546)
• United States
23 Sep 16
It varies year per year since I dont always hand outcandy but you are right - its expensive! You are looking at $20 for a big bag of good candy.
@Juliaacv (35290)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
We live in a rural village, and the lots are wide and the age of people out here there are no children. So we literally don't even buy candy because we've not had anyone at the door in probably 10 years.
• United States
23 Sep 16
I a!ways try to buy good candy to give out on Halloween so it can be a bit costly but I want the neighborhood kids to enjoy what they get
@just4him (132729)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Sep 16
I don't do Halloween. I've seen the costumes already and the stores are loading up with candy.