Too Old To Trick-Or-Treat?

Tyler draws the line between acceptable and unacceptable ages to trick-or-treat on Halloween

By Tyler Valentine

It’s getting to be that time again. The leaves are starting to fall, football season is in full swing, and the age-old question arises: what do we as high schoolers do for Halloween? There are two types of people when it comes to Halloween; those that dress up to trick-or-treat, and those that attend social gatherings. But who is to say which is more age appropriate? Is it frowned upon for us high schoolers to go door to door asking people for candy?

Sorry to crush your dreams, but there is such a thing as being too old for trick-or-treating.

To prevent any accusations of pedophelia, I think you should know you can’t trick-or-treat if you’re 6-foot and have a beard. That being said, this point comes at different times for different people.

It is acceptable to trick-or-treat as long as you look young enough to do so. If you were that kid that had a beard when he was in middle school, I’m sorry, but you got unlucky and your Halloween adventures should’ve been cut short.

But if you are in high school and still look like you should be trick-or-treating *cough* Nick LeBlanc *cough*, then you are in the clear.

Personally, I haven’t gone trick-or-treating since about the 7th grade, and that’s the way I like things. It’s not that I’m too cool to trick-or-treat or anything, I’m honestly just too lazy to walk around for hours, even for free candy. I’m more of a sit-at-home, eat-all-the-candy-that-is-meant-to-be-handed-out kind of person.

I respect the perseverance of those that still dress up and go door to door every Halloween for candy despite the weather we’ve had the past few years.

I remember when I was a kid, I didn’t have to dress up as an Eskimo for Halloween due to the weather. Recently the weather has not been too nice to those who wear “adult” costumes.

This year, Halloween unfortunately falls on a Monday. With the combination of a Monday night Halloween and more than likely terrible weather, I assure you I will be in my bed sipping some warm cider, snacking on donuts, and watching the Disney Halloween specials.

I promise you, Halloween is still fun without trick-or-treating. Be cautious of possible outcomes if you trick-or-treat around kids looking like a full grown man.