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(October 24, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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I have a hard time listening to friends talk about their Halloween plans. Not because Iím not into Halloween Ė I am, but because I donít always approve of what they are planning to do. For example, I firmly believe trick-or-treating is for little kids. Once you can drive yourself from house to house, itís time to move on to more grown-up activities. If youíre looking for fun this Halloween that is a bit more age appropriate, you have plenty of options. Some even earn you free candy!

Help Out with Trick-or-Treaters

If you canít go trick-or-treating yourself, you can still get in on the action by grabbing your friends, your favorite costume and helping out with a fire station, church, community center or even mall that has a special trick-or-treating event. More and more places are holding what amount to parties for kids to help keep them safe. Going door to door just isnít what it used to be.

When you take on the role of the candy passer-outer, you can have fun playing with the little kids who are still so impressed by the holiday and youíll also be able to pal around with your friends without feeling awkward ringing someoneís doorbell. Plus, helping out always feels good, and Iíd be willing to bet youíd be allowed to nibble on the treats youíre helping to distribute.

Try a Haunted House

Gather some friends and take a trip through one of the many haunted houses that are set up this time of year. A lot goes into some of these houses and they are pretty spooky. Others are just cheesy, and thatís actually a lot of fun, too. Scary or funny, haunted houses and other special Halloween events are a fun way to stay out of the way of little kids and have a good time with your friends, too.

Big Kid Trick-or-Treating

Make a pact with your friends ahead of time to prepare some special treats for Halloween. Then, gather together and do a modified trick-or-treating at your own houses. As you get to each house, you get to enjoy each special treat. You can make this simple and have the parent at home pass out candy to your friends, or you can make personalized treats like candy apples and cookies.

Another option is to make your big kid trick-or-treating more like a progressive dinner. In this option, your group of friends heads to one house for appetizers, the next for the main course, and the next for dessert and a scary movie. You get to wear costumes and eat a good meal, too.

Family Responsibility

Finally, if you just canít get away from trick-or-treating, you can take a laid back approach to the problem. Grab a younger sibling, cousin or even the sibling of a friend and take that child trick-or-treating. Dress in a costume and stand a bit behind the child youíre supervising while he rings the doorbell. Most will rightly assume youíre just there as a chaperone, but more than a few will toss some candy your way for being such a good sport. If all else fails, you can just grab the leftover candy from your own house and enjoy that this Halloween.


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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: October 22, 2008
i luv halloween and still dress up my and my gbf guy best friend hand out candy then go to the bates motel or my best friends party
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 22, 2008
When we get our house in a couple years I SO want to be the "cool" house for trick or treating! Can't do anything until then though cause we living on his family's land right now and it's in the boonies...no trick or treaters at all...it makes me sad because I grew up in the city in another state and I'm not used to missing out on so much!

Anyways I want to do it all! Decorations passing out candy in a costume and buy several king size candy bars and have like a costume judging contest for all the groups that come up to the door! And I don't want to be one of those houses that give you ONE FREAKING TOOTSIE ROLL either! Handfuls for all!
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never_more

22/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: October 21, 2008
nobody's too old in my neighborhood. One of my neighbors sets up an elaborate haunted house through their backyard and into their garage every year. It's tradition to go, and they accept canned food for the city's food bank. It's tons of fun, and there's no admission price other than the can. The thing is, you trick-or-treat your way to and from the place. It's expected. It's so much fun, if they didn't do it, I so would.
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Cinetari

26/Male
Canada
Posted On: October 21, 2008
I trick or treated till I was seventeen, but this year my town is throwing a Halloween parade to help keep all the older kids out of trouble, so I still get to dress up...P.S. there will be floats too
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lissymarie

23/Female
Granada Hills, CA
Posted On: October 21, 2008
i will trick-or-treat till i'm old and grey!
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lizard_eye

22/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: October 21, 2008
im going trick or trieating!!!! and as u can see, im 16! why let go of childhood when you have the rest of ur life to be old?
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heart_rose

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 21, 2008
No way I'm missing out on trick-or-treating when Halloween is on a Friday!

But next year I probably won't. Sigh...
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KITTYx

101/Female
Niger
Posted On: October 21, 2008
Please. I can drive but I still lvoe Trick-Or-Treating. xD

The ideas are amazing though. {:

+K
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LancasterPrinc

26/Female
Nashville, TN
Posted On: October 21, 2008
I like the dinner and movie idea! Although I can't do it this year cause my husband is working, ugh! Nope I'll be at home alone reading a book and eating candy...nothing scary since I already don't like being home alone lol.

Great Article and Great Alternatives!!!
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hypa_happi_rea

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 21, 2008
I've never been tick or treating. My parents don't believe in begging to strangers.

Xp

T.W

Miss Hypa^^

Carrot's Wawa xox
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Miranda_

30/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 21, 2008
I'm too old to go out door to door; instead, I go down the pub or round a friend's house in costume. If I want to dress up, I will. After all, the kids stop coming round knocking on the door after 8pm anyway.
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Silent_Wolf

22/Female
Weirton, WV
Posted On: October 21, 2008
Way I look at it, you are never too old to go trick or treating. I love the holiday, plus the fact I can't drive (period) means I can walk around, thus getting exercise instead.

Besides, I love the dressing up part! ^.^
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animehype

20/Female
Alexandria, VA
Posted On: October 21, 2008
too old for trick or treating....that sux
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