At what age should children stop going out trick or treating?

United States
October 30, 2006 3:47pm CST
My son is almost 13 and I'm wondering if he might be reaching the age of "too old for trick or treating." How old were your kids when they stopped going out house to house getting candy? If you don't have children that age, what age do you feel kids should stop going door to door?
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
11 May 08
I don't know that there is a magic age. My daughter is 14, last year I told her she could go with friends, because every year she goes with me. But she has to follow rules. I don't want her to run the neighborhood and get into trouble. She is ok with this. I also think she is just about done. I don't think the age is a bog deal as long as they are not causing trouble.
• United States
11 May 08
I think I stopped when I was about 11 or 12. I was actually a big girl who looked a lot older, so even when I was around 10 or 11 people would comment that I was too old. I think 13 is too old to go trick or treating as that is really for little kids. Usually, teenagers like to go to parties with other teens, instead. Or, they can go to those church or community sponsored events for Halloween.
@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
30 Oct 06