How Old Is Too Old To Trick or Treat?
Aside from taking my son trick or treating when he was younger, the last time I can remember going door to door trolling for my own candy on Hallowe'en, was at age 13. Three buddies and I dressed as KISS with homemade costumes, and gobs of makeup.
At my home, in Rock Island, I frequently see trick-or-treaters who look much older than 13. Some Hallowe'en visitors aren't even in costume.
Last year, Today.com conducted an online poll asking its readers what age should kids stop trick-or-treating. An overwhelming 32 percent of participants agreed that you are 'never' too old. Age 13 was the second most popular response at 15%, while age 12 was a reasonable age for 14% of respondents.
According to the Associated Press, several towns in Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, and Virginia have begun to restrict trick-or-treating to those 12 years of age and under, in response to fears from residents about mischief.
How old do you think is too old to be trick-or-treating? Leave you thoughts in the comments.