Halloween 2010: Should Teens Trick or Treat?

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It’s a question that’s been asked a lot more this year than years past, should teens go out and trick-or-treat on Halloween?

Before, people used to give out candy to everyone, no matter how tall they were, well, at least in my neighborhood. Now people won’t give out any candy unless you look like you’re in elementary school. I think that’s ridiculous, and here’s why.

Young kids usually wear less scary things (pumpkins, superheroes, and witches) which are usually cheap. Teenagers go all out when it comes to costumes. Some are sexy, (cats, nurses) and many are scary as hell (hockey mask with a chainsaw, and that one clown from Saw!) and those usually cost more. If people keep barring teens from their houses, more teens won’t buy costumes, and soon Halloween won’t be considered a profitable holiday in the eyes of advertisers and companies.

Instead of telling the teens to grow up, I think the parents should. Halloween is all in the spirit of fun (and candy!) and just because they’re not six doesn’t mean they can’t participate. Yes, some teens prank homes in Halloween with toilet paper and eggs, but if they get banned from trick-or-treating, they’ll be bored and it will be even more of an excuse to do pranks on Halloween. Some town in Florida (I think) has banned trick-or-treating for anyone over 12; isn’t that crazy? If teens want to trick or treat, they have to leave town to do it, now that’s ridiculous.

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One thought on “Halloween 2010: Should Teens Trick or Treat?

  1. J says:

    “If people keep barring teens from their houses, more teens won’t buy costumes, and soon Halloween won’t be considered a profitable holiday in the eyes of advertisers and companies.”You say this like it would be a bad thing!

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