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How Old Is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

How Old Is Too Old to Trick-or-Treat?

Growing up, the rule was simple: once you're a teenager, you're no longer allowed to go trick-or-treating. Not as simple was enforcing that rule. 

I went trick-or-treating until I was at least 16. 

Halloween was a big deal in my childhood home--in fact, I think my dad liked going trick-or-treating more than us kids did. Thus, when the fated 13th birthday came (and went), while my mom rolled her eyes, he still allowed us to dress up in a fun costume and go door to door. 

I admit that at 16, I was probably too old to trick-or-treat (even if I did have some good clean fun doing it).

What does your family do? Do you trick-or-treat (or trunk-or-treat)? How old is too old to go? Tell us your answers in the poll below!

Does your family celebrate Halloween?

Yes
No

Does your family go trick-or-treating on Halloween?

Yes
We trunk-or-treat instead
We both trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat
No

At what age do you stop allowing your kids to trick-or-treat?

10 or younger
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18 or older
We don't trick-or-treat

What can older kids do to still celebrate Halloween in a clean, fun way?

Tell us what your family does in the comments!