Too Old For Trick-or-Treating?


Trick-or-Treating is a popular way to celebrate Halloween by dressing up and collecting candy from neighbors. But is this specific activity only for kids?

When people hear the word “Halloween” they think of ghosts, witches, pumpkins, and, the most obvious one, candy.

Trick-or-Treating is presented not only as a fun-filled night with costumes and candy, but also only for younger kids. There should be no age limit on Trick or Treating. There is nothing too childish about the whole set up.

Halloween is a time where anyone can dress up as anything. Age does not matter. This is just a way for people to express themselves by showing off their creativity and interests to others.

The most obvious reason younger kids, and older kids,  love Halloween is two words: free candy. People will do anything in the day and age to get anything for free especially the delicious free candy.

Kids are already hyped up on all the Apple Juice they drink so they do not even need the candy. High school students are struggling through the day hoping not to have homework piled onto them. So, having one piece of candy as a pick-me-up definitely will not hurt anyone.

Kids don’t appreciate the joy of free candy.  They are handed complimentary things every day, from car rides to clothes to lunches. High school students pay for their own gas. Most buy their own clothes and pay for their lunches.

While high school students are freaking out about their three tests in all honors classes, elementary kids are acing their ten word spelling test. They get plenty of sleep during the week while most teenagers barely get seven hours of sleep. So, save the candy for those who really need it to get through the day.

When Halloween is not over the weekend, it ruins everyone’s plans. Because then, no one can have a party on a school night, party hard and get up the next morning ready for all those tests.

Some people claim that they are “too old” for Trick-or-Treating. But after robbing all your friends and neighbors of candy, with a big pillow case full of it all, accomplishment is the strongest emotion.

Saying that you are too old to Trick-or-Treat is like saying you are too old to have fun. Candy has no age limit, and the ones who really need the handfuls of candy are the sleep deprived, test-taking and empty-pocketed high school students.