Are you ever too old to be trick or treating? Some people think that you can never be too old to trick or treat. Other people think that there is a specific age that kids should stop trick or treating, with 16 being the age most kids stop wanting to go out and get candy.
Some say that you can never be too old because you basically get free candy!
Kaylee O’neill, ‘21, says “You can never be too old because it gives you a chance to be creative and be whoever you really wanna be! Also while getting free candy with your friends”.
On the other hand, some people think that trick or treating is mainly for the smaller children, so teenagers should act mature and not do it anymore.
Annemarie Lawrence, ‘21, says “I feel that trick or treating, or Halloween in general is for the younger kids. You don’t usually see an adult asking for candy. But I feel like around the age of 15 is when teenagers like to try and scare the younger kids instead of going door to door asking for candy.” She adds that this robs the little kids of having a fun Halloween experience if they get too scared.
But some people are in the middle. They think you can never really get too old but there should be an age limit.
Sierra Dismuke, ‘21, says “Kids should trick or treat their hearts out! I mean you should trick or treat to a certain extent. Like when you are a kid it’s all about having the time of your life for a couple of hours and not to mention the free candy that you get! But at the same time you wouldn’t want to see a 30 year old man walking up to your doorstep begging for candy? But I think it’s for the teenagers and kids to just have fun”