How old is too old to trick or treat?

On the night of October 31, many look forward to saying “Trick or Treat!” However, some older kids have stopped trick or treating because they think they’re “too cool” or trick or treating is not as fun as it used to be. There are still some teenagers that continue to dress up and be someone else for a night and get free candy.  So, when does someone become too old to trick or treat?

Nicklas Hammer believes people should stop trick or treating at age eighteen because that is the legal adult age, and it’d be odd for adults to go trick or treating. Hammer stopped trick or treating because he doesn’t like to eat such a large amount of candy at one time. 

Hammer believes that trick or treating should just be for younger children so they can have fun and receive candy that they can’t buy on their own. He also believes that its just “too much work” for older children and adults. 

However, Breanna Arbuckle believes people don’t have to stop trick or treating because of age. Arbuckle agrees with Hammer that too much candy is given on Halloween, but she believes trick or treating should be for everyone and is appropriate for any age because free candy is given out. 

As she’s grown up, she has not lost interest in the activity, so she plans on going this year. Arbuckle has confidence that it is not odd that older students still trick or treat; they’re just having fun.

So, is trick or treating “too lame” now that we’re all in high school?  We all enjoyed it most of our lives, so why stop now… so as long as you follow the guidelines and be safe, this holiday will be enjoyable for everyone.