questionsis it ok for adults to trick or treat without…

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what the...adults should not be trick-o-treating.

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Those are the ones that get a handful of condiment packs from the alternate goodie bag. No, adults should only be supervisors when trick-or-treating. They then get to pick from their kids' piles of candy when they get home.

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We had 4 different adults. Only one gave a reason why they were out doing the task (As said above.) I'm pretty sure the last one was drunk, reeked of vodka in a skeleton costume. That's when I decided it was time to turn the porch light off.

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the adults with no kids are the ones that recieve a map to the nearest food pantry with instructions on if they need food enough to go begging door to door, there is help available.

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I am shocked.... I've never had adults come to my door! I do ask the parents if they want some candy too. I only had one dad take a piece tonight when he spotted Pretzel M & M's buried in my basket. :-)

And yes to your question, I would be weirded out!

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I saw this comic strip this morning related to the topic..

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Yeah... that's creepy. Adults shouldn't be trick or treating, they should be escorting kids or handing out candy. I had one mom, dressed as a Whoopi-Cushion, trick or treating with her tween daughter. Only, by the time we realized she was an adult, they had their candy and were off to the next place. And her father was following them in his truck, house to house. It was just weird.

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I guess they were putting the beg back into Beggars' Night?
Definitely weird for adults to be out doing that solo.

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I'm in my 20s, and let me tell you, I wish I could borrow someone's kid to go trick or treating. it may sound dumb, but I used to really enjoy myself when I was younger. It's not for the candy, not even the costume, just the feeling of doing it, if that makes sense.
If people in their early 20s came to my door, sure, but after that, I'd be a bit creeped out. I'd also be creeped out if they were alone, groups wouldn't be as much of an issue.

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Only if they don't mind me taking their picture and hanging it outside my house under a banner that says: Too old to be Trick-or-Treating.

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yea, if they don't mind getting tricked !

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I'm ok with adults getting their inner child trick or treat on as long as they are respectful and only come to the house once and dress up. Really how much different is it from giving a strangers kid candy.

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This happened to my son, too! One was a woman older than he is. The rest mid 20somethings. He sent them & the teenagers -without costumes- on down the road.
The 14 to 17ish kids in costumes got candy. There are enough adult oriented happenings that the "grown ups" shouldn't be horning in on the kid stuff.

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I don't see a problem with anyone in their 20's doing it. Honestly, for years now we've been letting children act older than they really are, dress in ways they shouldn't and do things they have no business doing, so I don't have a problem with adults reminiscing and reclaiming some of their youth. All in all, if trick or treating is the worst thing they're doing and all they are doing is having some fun, is it really so bad?

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No way. You are an adult. Just go buy your candy.

EDIT: Exception: If you are an adult out with the kiddies and dressed up in a good (or at least average, something showing a modicum of effort) costume, you may partake. I'd consider giving some adult beverage, but that kind of defeats the purpose of escorting the younglings if you half in the bag.

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I dressed up and escorted my four year-old. I did NOT go up to the door to partake, and neither did any other adults I saw out there. If you're an adult, you're either handing the candy out or escorting your child. That's it.

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My neighbor came by. I gave him a beer.

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NO! But, we took my two year old out and he is recovering from a broken leg and can't walk. We pushed him in a stroller and for a few houses with narrow walkways and a lot of stairs, my wife took his basket up to the house (she was in costume) to get candy. I wasn't 100% on board with that but the candy was for my son.

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Can't remember where I saw it, but one idea was to give out disposable razors to older males. The logic was: "If you're old enough to shave, you probably shouldn't be trick-or-treating."

Perhaps it was here: http://sheldoncomics.com/archive/051101.html

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Absolutely not. "Candy for their friend's sick kid"? Really? Not even their kid?

I know times are tough but that's really pushing it.
@benyust2 - I think that circumstance is ok, tbh. The kid is out there.

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If they were in costume, I wouldn't mind so much.

What burns my biscuits are the teens who go door to door in no costume at all.

(Of course, I don't say nuthin', I just grumble and hand out the loot... Bah.)

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@kllangellier: I take my dog "trick-or-treating". We go to an upscale neighborhood that gets swamped with kids. He and I both wear costumes (his is not elaborate, just a headless horseman that straps on his back). We don't take any candy, even if offered. We just walk around from house to house greeting people and saying hello. We always get a great reception from both the people sitting on their porches handing out candy (we don't go up to the house if they are handing out from inside the house) and from the actual trick-or-treaters on the streets and sidewalks. My dog just loves being out walking with so much excitement and so many people around, and it's great socialization for him. I also have a great time getting to participate in one of the joys of my own childhood despite having no kids of my own.

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@rrussell: Back when we actually got trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood, I had two bowls. One was low end cheap candy and the other was nice stuff. People with no costume and adults without kids got a single piece of cheap candy. Kids in costume got one or two pieces of the good stuff. Little bitty kids got the good stuff even if they weren't in costume. Not their fault their parents don't get it. The dog and I used to really enjoy receiving trick-or-treaters, but nowadays the kids all go to only a few affluent neighborhoods, so I gave up on handing out candy at home and "took my show on the road".

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@inkycatz: At least those they cared enough to come up with a story. The people that acted like they weren't doing anything wrong were the ones that bothered me more.

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@moondrake: Last night, for a few minutes, I was so tempted to take my dogs out reverse "treat or licking"! If I'd had candy or extra dog biscuits, I think I would have done it: just walk around the neighborhood, ring doorbells, get the puppies a few scratches on the head, and hand candy to the folks in the house plus a dog biscuit if they had a dog. The munchkins would have loved being out last night and meeting people! I'm so glad to hear that you've done something similar in the past and had success/fun with it.

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@neuropsychosocial: I thought about tking candy to hand out to kids, but that seemed a little suspicious from the parents' viewpoint. I hadn't thought about giving candy yo the houses. That's a good idea, especially since many of them recognize us from previous years. Simba's hard to forget (37" tall, 140lbs, and always alert and attentive).

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@rrussell: teenagers without costumes get nothing from us - unless they are carrying a younger sibling. No effort = no candy. We did have one girl that when asked where her costume was, said "a teenager" so we made her do her best "snotty teenager attitude" for a single piece of candy. She was a good sport.

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I'm 28 and still trick or treat every year with my siblings which are now 18 and 20 we all take great pride in our costumes and love going out into the community to trick or treat we have tons of fun with it and no one has ever been mean to us about it :) I didn't start trick or treating till I was 23 cause that's when I grew the courage to tell my family I didn't care if they thought I was going to hell for trick or treating :D so if I don't care what my family says I don't care what anybody else says either....I'm freakin trick or treating b!tches!!! :D hehe have fun everyone!!!

Ps I'm super healthy so I actually don't eat any of the candy lol and end up giving it to the kids in my neighborhood :D