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Trick or Treating in your neighborhood...

Started 1319405876.32 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1319461729.78 by Krimpette

(I didn't want to hijack the first costume thread)

Do you take your kids to another neighborhood / development to trick or treat or do you stay close to home?

It seems like we have tons of kids on halloween but very few kids live in our neighborhood.

I know some I don't see on a daily basis because they are a street or two over, but some I know are being driven in from further away.

I get about 100 kids on Halloween. My kids always stayed in their own neighborhood (as did I as a child)

What about you? Do you walk or drive to trick or treat?

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MISERABLE661319407959.064822 PostsRegistered 12/7/2010Noo Yawk

My kids trick or treat right here. We always go on foot but I have to admit I see people driving from house to house and it drives me nuts because this is a neighborhood with all the houses close together and its very walkable. The cars are driving slowly and there are lots of people and children walking around in the night. The trick or treat drivers are just cluttering up the street even worse. GRR.

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AnikaBrodie1319408408.53314764 PostsRegistered 1/29/2008The state of mountains and valleys

We have a close knit neighborhood with a lot of kids (the bus stop is at our intersection). The kids can safely walk to do their Halloweening. However, we too have some cars from outside the area come in to trick or treat. For the most part they park and walk the few blocks around us. There are usually 50+ kids throughout the night. Gotta get me some candy!!

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missyw11319408644.5431998 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

Stay in our neighborhood. Also go to the local college where they give a lot of candy out.

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Shorty2U1319409092.63714393 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

My kids are grown but my grandkids stay in their neighborhood & go to a few relatives. Also, over where they live not many answer doors. People over there (not my family, they hand them out) put out dishes with candy saying take one (which I think is stupid). Here in our area (in a country devolpment) we have 2 trick or treat nights deisgnated and hand out 200 trick or treat baggies (thats for 2 nights). Although we dont really know many people around here, so the guessing of who is in the costume (which was the idea in the old days) is gone. But we still enjoy greeting the children.

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chumlee_1319409410.6635317 PostsRegistered 10/3/2008Back home on the east side, finally!!

The houses in my area are far apart and there is not any real street lighting so we don't get a lot of trick or treaters. There aren't many kids around either, but the four that are nearby will come over for a special treat that I make each year. I love it when they stop by - so cute!

cheers!

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dozer41319409817.8773172 PostsRegistered 2/11/2006

in my town merchants on the town square do halloween so we never see any trick or treaters.

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MandaKay00­211319410080.8431351 PostsRegistered 12/9/2010Knoxville, Tn

I don't have kids but I get NO trick or treaters and I live on a fairly busy street.

When I was a kids we went somewhere else. We lived on a very small street so we always went to our family friend's neighborhood to trick or treat. It made it more fun as there was a big group of us and we got lots of candy!

My nephew doesn't go trick or treating door to door. I think most kids where I grew up go to trunk or treat at the local churches instead.

catlvr1319410858.6075802 PostsRegistered 5/5/2005

I'm so excited to have a proper Halloween for the first time in YEARS!!! I live in a neighborhood with kids of all ages, people are really doing up their yards with scary stuff. I will decorate the front porch (some of it is already there) and lights will be on to welcome trickers or treaters of all ages!!!!

Is it next Monday yet????

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Maggie Nol­ia1319411031.214669 PostsRegistered 1/30/2006

I stopped participating in the treating when the trickers were taller than me and didn't bother with costumes, just wore their regular clothes.

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kittykatkay1319411564.5223127 PostsRegistered 2/24/2011

We also have a very "close knit" neighborhood and in fact one block over they always have a "BLOCK PARTY".....so much fun, all the neighborhood (adults and kids) are invited/participates . Anyway, we usually have about 50-75 kids come through and, although we have many children in our neighborhood, ours is so much fun and famous (for the block party) , I'm sure there are other kids in the surrounding area that comes through also. Who cares if they do, they have fun, (as well as the adults) it's safe (knock on wood) and that's all that matters!!!

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cherry1319413515.49316348 PostsRegistered 1/8/2005

We only get a few kids now..it wasn't always this way..In afct we are not going to give out anything this year, we will go to a movie and out to dinner...after 40 some years of doling out treats, I think we have done our share..My kids always stayed on their own street when they went begging

TrackerGal1319413593.7123626 PostsRegistered 8/7/2007

We usually have 200 to 225 and we have a blast giving out the candy!Smile

violann1319415081.0512013 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
In my old neighborhood we'd get 75-100 kids every year. Now we can get from 15-50. It's always fun.

~SunDee~1319415431.9739683 PostsRegistered 6/7/2010

We stay in our neighborhood.....we get 150-200 kids!! This will be the first year my son doesn't want to go out {#emotions_dlg.mellow}He's growing up to fast!!

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brii1319457260.10721372 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

We stay in our immediate neighborhood. There are a lot of kids around.

My mom doesn't seem to have many small kids in her neighborhood anymore - she notices big groups coming in by car and walking around their development. I don't know where they're coming from, but they're definitely not the "neighborhood" kids.

ladyroxanne1319458178.1210983 PostsRegistered 3/25/2008northern ca

we don't have any little kids anymore, but do get close to 200 come to our door. they are so cute and polite. we love every minute of it.

Bungo1319458416.5933360 PostsRegistered 6/20/2006

Our driveway is so long(over 1/4 mile one way) we never get any trick or treaters.

I may never pass this way again.

Krimpette1319458812.2479637 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I live in a small townhouse community. It is a "horse-shoe" of 80 townhouses. It's a very safe, easy to navigate environment. As a result, we get many children who do not live in the neighborhood. What I do notice, however, is that these days the parents typically accompany the children. They walk along the main sidewalk and let the youngsters come up to the door. When I was young (in safer days), we'd go out on our own and travel into other neighborhoods. And at that, you had to go inside the home and "perform", in order to receive your treat. I sang "Good Night, Irene", for years!!!! (I know, my age is showing!)

shesallthat1319459015.669854 PostsRegistered 4/4/2005

i don't have little boys anymore and my grandson is far too young to even consider it. but our neighborhood has not had trick or treaters for quite a few years now! it is a nice neighborhood but i think with the change in times that people felt safer taking their kids to organized halloween events where everyone was under one roof! there are always so many harvest parties and carnivals at churches and alot of the local stores to choose from.

she said: "that's alot of money to spend on a purse!" and i instantly knew we could not be friends.

Hildegarde­ Withers1319459149.9222941 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008

My kids stay in our neighborhood.


Hildegarde­ Withers1319459219.9822941 PostsRegistered 7/3/2008
On 10/24/2011 funtoscrap said:

I live in a small townhouse community. It is a "horse-shoe" of 80 townhouses. It's a very safe, easy to navigate environment. As a result, we get many children who do not live in the neighborhood. What I do notice, however, is that these days the parents typically accompany the children. They walk along the main sidewalk and let the youngsters come up to the door. When I was young (in safer days), we'd go out on our own and travel into other neighborhoods. And at that, you had to go inside the home and "perform", in order to receive your treat. I sang "Good Night, Irene", for years!!!! (I know, my age is showing!)

I never heard of that.


shesallthat1319459957.1979854 PostsRegistered 4/4/2005

intersting but i have never heard of that practice either. {#emotions_dlg.confused1}

she said: "that's alot of money to spend on a purse!" and i instantly knew we could not be friends.

Reiss19801319460084.8038218 PostsRegistered 4/15/2011Central NJ /Freehold// Long island NY

{#emotions_dlg.biggrin} My girls are 15 and 10.. And for the second time my daughter Tanya will take her sister Libby this year. They walk from house to house. We get a lot of kids coming to our house. Tanya will be in orange and black this year and so will I. My hubs does not dress up. My Max [mini schnauzer mix] will be going as the "Count of Monty Crisco". And will be going with the girls... Everyone will think hes a pirate this year with the cape and all , but we will tell them what he is going as. Max is a very good sport about it all and will look adorable. "Happy Halloween"{#emotions_dlg.thumbup} all!

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Krimpette1319461729.759637 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

I grew up in northeastern PA. Perhaps it was a regional thing. It was actually fun to do, but even more fun, as I grew older, to have the youngsters do their "shtick" in our home. I'm sure it's not done any more. Times were so much safer "back then". The only thing we were forbidden to do was to go into neighborhood taverns. It seemed such a shame, since it was said that the patrons would be very generous!

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