So, how old is too old for trick-or-treating?

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  1. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I stopped trick or treating in the 7th grade; my wife stopped even earlier. Now it seems the trick-or-treaters are getting older and older. How old is too old? Any MR members planning on trick-or-treating tonight?

    P.S. Yes, I have an ulterior motive: two middle school kids who still want to trick-or-treat this year.
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    High school freshmen (9th grade) are OK to trick or treat. Any older than that, no.
     
  3. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't trick-or-treated since junior high, not because I got too old, I just got too lazy.. ;)
     
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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  5. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped trick or treating in 6th or 7th grade. My brother and his buddies trick or treated well into high school - they were a little old for it, I thought, though I did enjoy stealing some of his candy :rolleyes:
     
  6. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, I was going to say 12 or 13 is about time to stop. I guess I'm a little out of touch with today's youth (and I consider myself one still sometimes!).

    BEN
     
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  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    seventh grade is when i stopped


    although i know people who did so all throughout high school. never understood it myself.
     
  9. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Either a pathetic attempt to get candy they no longer deserve or they are still trying to grasp onto their childhood and cannot except that they are growing up. :D

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  10. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Treats ~ 11 or 12 and younger.
    Tricks ~ 18 and older.
     
  11. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    most likely, both. sad though.

    i even know some college kids who went trick or treating, but they were doing it as a prank thing..... and it was a college town.... whatever floats their boat i guess
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I say 11 years old is the limit (that's 6th grade). After that, go to the store the day after Halloween and just buy the candy that you WANT at drastically reduced prices. Heck, I still do that. ;)
     
  13. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    You're never too old to get free candy, look too old? Wear a mask :cool: :p
     
  14. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    I intend to let my son (now 11) Trick-Or-Treat as long as he wants to. As long as he is doing it in the right spirit, ie, making an effort with the costumes, etc, and not just out panhandling candy, I see no harm in it. When enough people ask him if he isn't a little old for trick-or-treating, he will stop. Kids stop being kids way too soon as it is.. no way am I going to force them to stop.
     
  15. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hey! Many a person would think I can still pass for that age. ;) Although, I'm 21... and what's wrong w/ wanting some candy? Seriously, I eat way less candy now compared to when I was of trick-or-treating age... I'll stop when I have 2-3 of each candy I feel like. :D
     
  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    A couple of years ago a group of teenage girls came Trick or Treating in my neighborhood after all the little ones had long since gone home. They kept asking for more candy. Trying to be all flirty. It was kinda funny. My gf was on the phone with me at the time laughing her ass off listening to them.

    I think once you're an "adult" it's kinda pathetic... but I guess if you look young enough or have a really good costume, hey, free candy. :D
     
  17. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have given them something alright... and I don't mean candy. ;)
     
  18. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    When you are mature enough to realize how silly it is.
     
  19. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    My sister and her friends are out tonight, and they are sophomores in high school...
     
  20. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Im 14 and in 8th grade and I decided not to go this year.
     
  21. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    I went tonight with my 4 year old daughter and I'm 38!
    THIRTY EIGHT. thirty eight. 30 and 8. 10+10+10+8. A three and an eight.
    Nope doesnt make it any easier no matter how I say it......38....:(
     
  22. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    13.

    Start again at 16 when you realize that forcing yourself to be "mature" sucks.
     
  23. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are lame. You'll take this bag of candy out of my dead, cold hands!
     
  24. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    27 years old and still going strong! It helps if you walk around on your knees to appear shorter. :D ;)

    Seriously, I'm thinking no kid past 12 years old probably should...
     

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