When Are You Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?
It is a question we’ve all had to answer at some point in our lives. “How old is TOO old to Trick-Or-Treat ?
Yahoo News reports that most teenagers stop the annual tradition sometime between the ages of 12 and 16. (maybe later if you’re short)
The etiquette people at the Emily Post Institute say teens should “be polite, wear costumes that aren't too scary, and give younger kids priority when going door to door.” Sound advice and sounds like something Emily Post might say herself.
Psychologists say parents should determine why their teens want to trick-or-treat, and then work with the local community to ensure Halloween is fun for all.
Suggestion in some communities include a special trick-or-treat time for teens and then have the teens lend a helping, candy-stained hand with managing younger children.
I was tall and about ten when someone asked, "aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating?". That hurt my feelings and ended my Halloween holiday enjoyment!