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    7th of Nov '14 @ 7:58 PM Voted for No


Should teenagers be trick-or-treating on Halloween? Personally, I don't think so. Trick-or-treating is for young kids to go around and get free candy. I feel that if you are old enough to get a job (which is fourteen in most states here in the US,) then you should not be trick-or-treating. I know many people who are old enough to get a job, and are perfectly capable to go to the store the day after Halloween to get discounted candy, yet still dress up to go trick-or-treating. I handed out candy this past Halloween and gave expired fruit snacks to anyone who I saw that was my age. Where do you stand on this?


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    9th of Nov '14 @ 3:19 PM Voted for Yes


Halloween isn't too big here in the Netherlands, so I never went trick-or-treating. It's only just starting now in some neighbourhoods. That being said, I see absolutely no problem with teenagers going trick or treating. Wether they feel like it or not, teenagers are still just kids. Let them have their fun. As long as they dressed up, I don't see the issue. They put work into it, give them candy for their effort. I think giving them expired food is pretty mean (not to mention potentially dangerous.. what if they get food poisoning from eating it?)

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    9th of Nov '14 @ 8:10 PM Voted for No


Okay, for one vim, the fact that you gave out expired fruits snacks is hilarious. Im gonna do that next year! I feel that tricker-treaters should not go out asking for free candy when they are old enough to buy it themselves. Here in the U.S., most of all these teenagers have tricker-treated for years now, and i feel that they should leave some candy for the small children who cant buy any for themselves. I handed out candy this year, and every child got two peices and every teenager got one peice. Even before it got dark three teenage girls my age if not older than me came up to the door holding big sacks in there hands. Two of them were wearing fairytale dresses while the third just wore jeans and a hoodie. I complimented their outfits and as the girl not dressed up walked away, her two freinds said, "thanks. And dont mind her, she's being a lame white girl for halloween." This statement was a bit shocking to me, and only seems to make my feelings towards teenage tricker-treating sour.

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    9th of Nov '14 @ 8:16 PM Voted for No


@Nyssa

First of all, they were fruit snacks that weren't even a month over due, plus I am sure that that was the sell by date. Reguardless, I have never heard of anyone getting food poisoning from fruit snacks, feel free to correct me on that, though.


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Really? 'lame white chick' huh? Well ,that is a bit shocking and sad, if you ask me. I dressed up for halloween, but I walked my youngest sister around to go trick-or-treating, and then handed out candy near the end of the night. The only teenagers I encountered were very, very rude.



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    10th of Nov '14 @ 2:49 AM Voted for Yes


@Vimthebest

You may not have heard about it, but that doesn't mean it can't happen. Food can expire, especially past an experation adte (or sell by date). Most likely it was still edible, but there's a chance it wasn't. I think that's mean.

You don't know if teenagers are "perfectly capable" of buying candy for themselves. Maybe they don't have a job because they can't find one, can't have a job AND do school, the money they earn has to go to their families? What if their parents are poor and can't buy candy? What if their parents don't want to buy candy for their kids? There are all sorts of reasons. Not to mention, isn't it just fun to go out with your friends (hopefully dressed up) and go around houses? Like I said before, teenagers are still just kids. Let them be kids as long as they can be.

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    10th of Nov '14 @ 1:35 PM Voted for No


@Nyssa @Vimthebest

To be fare, i googled if you could actually be food poisend by expired fruit snacks and its not actually possible, im mean maybe if it was a couple years old but most certainly not if it was only a month. I highly doubt that they were harmed by it. If they even ate the fruit snacks to begin with. Furhtermore, i do doubt that they really do need to tricker-treat in the first place. I mean a lot of kids i know, teenagers and children, dont even tricker-treat to begin with.



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    10th of Nov '14 @ 1:39 PM Voted for No


@Nyssa

I am not saying that teenagers are not allowed to have fun on Halloween. All I am saying, is that people want give out free candy to little kids, not kids of all ages. I think that teenagers should go to Halloween parties, as they are more age approptriate. Pkus, as I am a young teenagers myself, I feel that it is only right to let other kids 'have a turn'.



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    10th of Nov '14 @ 2:19 PM Voted for Yes


No one "needs" to trick or treat. It's for fun (and candy). The question was "is it okay for teenagers to go trick-or-treating?" and I'm disagreeing with you both and say yes.

Like I said, they probably will be fine. But I still think it's mean to give out something past its expiration date. I'll leave it at that.

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    11th of Nov '14 @ 7:55 PM Hasnt voted yet!


I really don't care either way. Honestly, I still go and I'm 20 so, not a lot of room to talk anyway. I take my sister out, she's 12, and she loves dressing up with me. It makes her happy.

I work but, like @Nyssa said, my money ends up going to my family so, I don't really get much of anything in the way of treats unless I go with her. I do however, try and take only a piece or two going from door to do. Some people like to give out big handfuls but, I know some little kid will be very happy with my big handful.

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    15th of Nov '14 @ 9:53 PM Voted for Yes


Posted by Vimthebest




I think that teenagers should go to Halloween parties, as they are more age approptriate.


What about the unpopular teenagers who don't get invited to parties, who still want to have fun on Halloween? Teenagers are still kids, and may not necessarily have a bunch of friends to hang out with on Halloween. Besides, these "age appropriate" Halloween parties your talking about usually have drugs and/or alcohol.

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Handing out expired fruit snacks to teenagers is mean and was not a wise thing to do. You were basically asking for someone to TP your house. These kids have been walking around door to door (usually it being very cold outside) trying to get a decent amount of candy, when your give them a fruit snacks just because there a few years older?? If they dressed up, they should be rewarded for there effort. I find it very mean to give them the "crap candy" and like @Nyssa said, teenagers are still kids. Let them be kids as long as they can be.

Being a teenager myself, I went trick or treating this year and I joked around with people telling them I was 10 years oldsmile_tongue.gif (it made it even funnier since I'm 5 11' )




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    15th of Nov '14 @ 10:08 PM Voted for No


@MissDivaDot

As I have said before, I am a young teenager myself and this is simply where I stand on the matter. I have friends older than me who went trick-or-treating. Also, despite how I made it sound, I wasn't the one who came up with the expired fruit snacks idea, my little sister's friend's mom did, and I was following the instructions given to me. I have nothing againdt teenagers who trick or treat, don' t get me wrong, I just personally don' t think it is right because I feel weird asking people to give me candy when I can go buy discounted candy myself.



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    8th of Jan '15 @ 10:41 PM Voted for Yes


As long as they are actually dressed up and genuinely enjoy getting the candy, the I'm more than happy to give them some.

I can understand not wanting to give candy to the stereotypical, rude and lazy teen. I've never had that problem in my area though, and I've moved around the city a lot. Maybe it's 'cause I'm in Canada? Lol.

It gets cold on Halloween here, and it always rains for some reason (at least every year I went....grr). So if they make the effort to walk around in the cold for two hours, wishing everyone a happy halloween with big smiles, I think they deserve some candy.

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    9th of Jan '15 @ 3:02 PM Voted for Yes


I think that teenagers should go trick-or-treating. but over 20 is a bit much, but teenagers that are 16 or 15 should go. Just my thoughts. smile_happy.gif



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    9th of Jan '15 @ 11:43 PM Voted for Yes


I'd say it's perfectly okay for teens to go trick-or-treating. Like you said, it's for kids, and some people like to retain their childhood by doing silly, childish things. If the people with the candy think it's odd or unnerving for older kids to trick-or-treat, they can decline the candy request. There isn't any law or anything that says one must hand over the candy.

I think it's kind of cute when teens still want to go trick-or-treating. It's kind of embarrassing in a way, so they'd have to deal with that for the free candy.

Personally, I stopped trick-or-treating when I was 14 or so. Handing out candy and scaring the crap out of kids is much more entertaining (:

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    20th of Jan '15 @ 4:24 PM Voted for No


In the Netherlands we give out candy in November (my part of the NL at least) and it's only for primary school kids so based off that I'd say no way Jose.



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    23rd of Jan '15 @ 2:54 AM Voted for Yes


@Elisabeth But Sint Maarten and Halloween are hardly the same things, though? If people had to dress up for Sint Maarten to go door-to-door, would you reject teenagers (assuming they've put on a costume) simply because of their age?

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    23rd of Jan '15 @ 6:15 PM Voted for No


Posted by Nyssa


@Elisabeth But Sint Maarten and Halloween are hardly the same things, though? If people had to dress up for Sint Maarten to go door-to-door, would you reject teenagers (assuming they've put on a costume) simply because of their age?


I don't reject teenagers for Sint Maarten, I just wonder what the heck they're doing on my doorstep. Also for Sint Maarten you're supposed to make a lantern and sing a song so there's as much effort put into it than when you put on a costume I'd say.

Idk I think they're pretty much exactly the same thing.



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    2nd of Feb '15 @ 5:05 PM Voted for Yes


i think its perfectly fine for them to go trick-or-treating!smile_angel.gif

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    6th of Feb '15 @ 1:39 PM Voted for Yes


I think it's up to the person. I did for a bit with some friends but then started to just go to Halloween parties. smile_laugh.gif But you can just go to the store and buy a bag of candy. lol That's a good way to trick or treat. smile_devil.gif



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    11th of Feb '15 @ 4:30 PM Voted for Yes


Teenagers should be allowed to go trick-or-treating. They want to have fun, so let them have fun. I'm a teenager my self and I adore candy. And, no, I can't buy my own candy either. My DAD goes trick-or-treating, and he LOVES it. It's for the fun. I don't like those kids who come along and dump the whole candy bowl in their bags, because THAT is not cool. But one or two pieces of candy? Why not? I want to stay young for as long as I can, and if that means trick-or-treating, so be it.



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    4th of Mar '15 @ 5:44 PM Voted for Yes


I think teenagers should be allowed to go trick-or-treating, I did that last halloween. Our neighborhood has almost no kids, and in the time I was out I saw a grand total of seven kids + parents. Some houses I went to had said they hadn't gotten any trick-or-treaters all night, and I ended up getting extra candy simply because there's almost nobody around to take it. I dressed up too, as a herpetologist, so it's not like I tossed on a hoodie and went to gather candy.

If the neighborhood is filled with kids, I'd suggest that teenagers could offer to take younger ones out trick-or-treating, and thus help the parents while having an opportunity at candy. I for one can't just go out and buy candy during the season, even though I've got money. If not because I have more important things to purchase (food for the pets), then because explaining why I want to buy a large bag of assorted Hershey's Bars all for myself would be incredibly awkward. Trust me. I've tried.

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    4th of Mar '15 @ 10:29 PM Voted for Yes


I say yes, if you have a clever costume. I dont think it's ok to do like, a black tank top and pants with kitty ears and eyeliner whiskers and call it a costume. For the last Halloween that I went trick-or treating, all of my friends and I dressed up a charecters from our favorite musicals. I was Sandy from Grease, my boyfriend was The Phantom (dark mask) from Phantom of The Opera, my BFF Carmen was Elphaba from Wicked, her sister was Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady, and my other best friend, Tyler and his girlfriend went as Seymour and Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors. We then went to a party and won best group costume. I also did my nails with each of the musicals on them smile_wink.gif

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    24th of May '15 @ 1:30 PM Voted for Yes


If you can buy your own candy, then you can go stimulate the economy instead of taking the candy that's meant for small children.

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    24th of Jul '15 @ 10:35 AM Voted for Yes


Let kids be kids while they still can, you only live childhood once. I trick or treated until my last year of high school because I enjoyed it. When I was fourteen my family pressured me into giving out candy. I was so miserable and didn't have fun at all. They ended up feeling pretty bad about it. Only thing that bugs me is when someone doesn't get dressed up.

Not all teens are aloud to go to parties. Also not every teen is invited to one. Like someone else mentioned said "parties" usually involve drugs alcohol. If I were a parent I'd rather see my teen trick or treating.

As for the expired candy thing. I think its wrong. What if said teen is going trick or treating for candy for a sibling who is sick and can't go themselves? You don't know the reason behind it.

Halloween is still one of my favorite holidays. I really decorate for it. The kids in the neighborhood call my house the haunted house.
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    3rd of Aug '15 @ 4:22 PM Voted for Yes


Hahaha. I'm 26 this year and I still go trick or treating.
(Of course, I look like a high schooler, so there's that.)

People should participate in activities that interest them!
Halloween didn't start off for just children, and it isn't now!

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