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Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 05:06 PM

Less and less kids go trick or treating in my area. Last year we had two groups of kids Our door used to be knocked constantly when I was a kid.

Has it died down in your area?


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 05:36 PM

Yup \: We hardly get anyone, either. Although I have been to a few Halloween parties in recent years, maybe they're getting more popular?



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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 05:42 PM

We've never really had many trick or treaters. Just the kids down my small road. I guess parents are being more protective now and only take their kids to the houses they know.
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 05:52 PM

When we first moved we didn't get very many because the neighborhood was mostly older couples with older or adult children. Now that the adults are having their own kids we get more. I remember one year we bought a ton of candy and hardly got anybody so the next year we bought less and ran out! It really depends.


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 06:25 PM

We used to get loads but there seems to be fewer around here as well. That could be to do with the fact I live in a flat and we have security doors though.


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 06:35 PM

We've not gotten as many the past few years. Something I noticed in my area was that they were having more and more trunk or treats, where a church congregation or something like that will have members fill their car trunks with candy and decorate them for halloween, and then families just go from car to car. So...I think that has kind of cut down on going from house to house, maybe? I'm sure parents find it much more convenient to just take their kids to one place and walk around, and it doesn't take as long.
Seems weird though. We used to hit up all the neighborhoods in town, even when my parents were tired and wanted us to be done.



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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 08:59 PM

Mine has changed almost every year, but I've moved quite a few times. There are certain places here in town that get a lot of trick or treaters (where all the wealthy people live) It's been like that before I can remember. They have big candy bars. and the best candy But last year was the first time on the street where i live now, and I believe we got the most we've ever gotten, we ran out of candy


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 09:07 PM

We get none. This may or may not be because the only other occupants of our alcove are pensioners and there are only 4 houses to begin with.


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 09:12 PM

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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 11:11 PM

Halloween isn't an Indian festival, but every kid knows about it and they are all eager to go trick or treating. Who wouldn't love candy . We had gone trick or treating this one year and had to explain to everyone what Halloween is before we got any candy. We were lucky to get candy from some houses. But yeah, I think Halloween parties and trick or treating is on the rise here.



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Re: Trick or treaters - October 16th 2012, 11:21 PM

When I was growing up, my neighborhood was packed with trick-or-treaters (of course I was one of them ). But as I got older, and wanted to pass out candy to little kids, the number of kids actually decreased. Now, I live in a different city and last year, I got one kid at my door asking for candy. So yeah, it's changed. I guess it's because there are smaller, safer events (like malls, stores, or parties passing out candy) and it's preferred around here. I dunno.
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 12:43 AM

We have less trick or treaters, but that's because most of the kids in my neighborhood are growing up. I think most of the "kids" are about my age.



   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 02:07 AM

Yeah, it's died down a bit here too. Ah well.


   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 02:09 AM

We've never gotten any on our street because we don't have sidewalks so when I want to give out candy I have to go to the neighborhood next over and pass it out. But this year we are making our into a haunted house and putting up signs on the end of the street so people will come down.


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 03:03 AM

We passed out candy last year and not that many people came.

I think its because mothers don't want their kids going door to door anymore. Safety issue.


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 11:19 AM

Yes- it's unwise to allow children out after dark anymore. I think in the UK the recent kidnapping of April Jones has caused a real safety issue concerning children. Even in small villages we wont see many this year.

in my village you get a few trick or treaters , and they are always accompanied by parents.
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 12:33 PM

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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 02:29 PM

Well we've never gotten any trick or treaters out where I live anyway. It's in the middle of nowhere, and too unsafe to walk the streets at night where I live because people act like our road is a highway with a speed limit of 70.
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 03:08 PM

We get a lot of kids at my house, there's a lot little kids around the area. I tend to go over-board to scare them. I take the cutting chain off my chain saw and just come out of the wood works revving the engenine it's actully the scariest thing. My chain saw is an industrial size so it's loud!

I've always wanted to turn my back yard into a maze but that's a lot of work. A maze + a nut bar with a chain saw, it's a great idea.
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 06:33 PM

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I've always wanted to turn my back yard into a maze but that's a lot of work. A maze + a nut bar with a chain saw, it's a great idea.
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 08:47 PM

There used to be loads of kids in my street (mainly me and friends when we were little) but it's mainly just couples and elderly people now so we dont get as many trick or treaters.

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Re: Trick or treaters - October 17th 2012, 11:50 PM

My grandma's neighborhood used to be THE place to go. Lots of kid friendly families and some teachers passing out candy, several extra adults would sit on their porch to watch and make sure there were no small kids wandering alone ,etc.

However, the last 5 years it keeps dying down. Now most houses won't even turn a light on/pass out candy. I would say they used to get at LEAST 100 kids to their house (would run out of 5gallon buckets of candy!). And now they get 30 kids if they are lucky (usually can't even finish off a gallon bucket).

No idea what happened, but it's so sad! And now since we moved, trick-or-treaters aren't allowed in the apartments so none will be here this year!
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 18th 2012, 09:28 AM

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Re: Trick or treaters - October 18th 2012, 10:48 AM

we never had trick or treaters, only because i live out of town, but it seems to be getting bigger here....
   
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 19th 2012, 11:03 PM

We have never celebrated Halloween here. Something about it being the Devil's Festival or something. Like Devil worshipping or something, I dunno. I've never really asked.

You might see a few trick or treaters around, but they never get anything. It's just not what we do here. Most people in fact (even though nothing ever happens anyway) put signs on their fences or gates saying that trick or treaters aren't welcome there. Which I think may have something to do with not allowing people who associate with the devil (through their costumes and stuff I guess) into their properties. (I'm beginning to think I need to find out more about this stuff )

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Re: Trick or treaters - October 20th 2012, 03:14 AM

In the past, I remember there being tons of kids out trick or treating but each year we seem to see less and less of them out - I think a lot of the kids have just grown up (like me) Also, I think a lot of the parents just bring their kids to "trunk or treat" type events these days.



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Re: Trick or treaters - October 22nd 2012, 11:19 AM

So most of you guys don't get many trick or treaters anymore, does anyone besides me convince parents to get stuff in "just in case" so you can eat them when no one shows up?


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 23rd 2012, 04:04 AM

I just recently moved to a bigger city. I am from a small small single stop light town. We always had three main parking lots filled with tables and cars to jut ive out. It made it safer and you can get more in one swoop. Although it would take like an hour through line and from being an adult now it is crazy. We have surrounding small towns come to ours because nothing else. Our town made it a thing to do it that way for safety precautions. I used to go from house to house kinda. My parents knew half the town so we would go to those places and down mainstreet. I must say I am nervous to give out from my house not knowing what to expect. How much to buy or to even try?


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 24th 2012, 10:10 PM

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So most of you guys don't get many trick or treaters anymore, does anyone besides me convince parents to get stuff in "just in case" so you can eat them when no one shows up?
haha :') I actually done that a few days ago. My mum wanted to get a small bag of lollies and I said "get that big bucket just in case" :')


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Re: Trick or treaters - October 25th 2012, 12:00 AM

My house usually gets quite a few trick or treaters, just because there's quite a bit of little kids living in my neighborhood. I think more than 10.
I'm going trick-or-treating this year with E (my boyfriend) but we're going in his neighborhood since he has more houses, which means more candy
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Re: Trick or treaters - October 25th 2012, 06:29 AM

I also notice that in our place. Kids who go for trick or treats are getting fewer each year. Before, I prepare 5-7 bags of candies and chocolates but now, I just consume 2 bags for the kids who visit my house for trick or treats.
   
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