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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 05:57 AM   1
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Trick-or-treating - How do you feel about it?

Do you let your small people Trick Or Treat?

I've never been keen on the idea but the girls did it first time last year at age 7 & 8, they loved it. We only knocked on doors with decorations outside. I put Decs up to allow our door to be knocked which the girls equally LOVED doing.

The only annoyance I've ever found from being the treater is the older kids, little effort, it's the small ones I love coming to the door.

When they were babies I did put a sign up 'No Trick Or Treaters'. I suppose if they are only knocking the doors with willing houses there is no harm.

What about you? How do you feel about trick-or-treating?


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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 06:02 AM   2
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I used to hate it then I had dd now I love it haha. Where I live everyone gets really into it and decorate there houses and go to lots of effort. It wasn't as big when I was younger. my mum would turn off the lights and TV and pretend we weren't home haha.

It's great fun for the lo's but the teenagers which don't dress up and walk around with a Tesco bag are just cheeky! Lol

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 06:07 AM   3
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We do it but only do it up in my mams street because we are friends with all the neighbours. Both have done it since their first halloweens. Mainly I just love dressing them up and showing them off

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 07:39 AM   4
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I hate it mate I cant say Ive ever had them though, but I dread anyone knocking. Its dying out big time where I am

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 07:41 AM   5
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mine love it even the older ones not sure if the neighbours are so keen though
most of the neighbours really enjoy seeing the smaller ones dressed up but some of the neighbours not so much (i can see there angry faces while twitching the curtains as i sneak away )

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 11:00 AM   6
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I love it (I grew up in the U.S. so obviously it's a big thing there), but unfortunately, around here it's not the done thing. There aren't many children. It's mostly older people and no one does it. I would love it if they did, but even so, our closest neighbours are about 1/4 mile down the road, so not even remotely logistically possible anyway.

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 11:13 AM   7
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I don't like it. My mum didn't let us growing up (I think she saw it as begging), so I guess that has stayed with me. I don't let my children, they have never asked luckily. I will tolerate people coming to the door and give sweets but I would be happier if it just went away

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 11:37 AM   8
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Its not a thing over here yet but we have something similar at Easter where the children dress as Easter witches and go door to door giving decorated pussy willow sticks and chant a blessing in exchange for chocolate or money - its adorable and its a bit more effort than just trick or treating as they have to decorate the sticks. Maria loved doing it this year and got in a good haul

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 12:04 PM   9
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We love it!! Halloween is my family's favorite holiday of the year. We celebrate it grandly!

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Old Sep 27th, 2017, 14:00 PM   10
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I'm a total hypocrite and torn on it - I actually hate the idea behind it as it is just a fancy way of begging for sweets but my kids like going out so we take them and equally we always have sweets in for people coming to our door. This year I'd like to make more of an effort for the people coming to the house than take my kids out but I think we've started the habit now

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