How Old Is Too Old For Trick -Or-Treating?
Shot in front of a residential house. Two 3-year-old male twin toddlers are dressed up as dinosaurs for Halloween trick or treating.

Trick-or-treating folks have some definite opinions on who should and shouldn’t be going door-to-door begging for candy.

A new HalloweenCostumes.com survey finds:

  • 36.69% adults say there should be no age limit to trick-or-treating, although not everyone agrees.
  • 27.95% of people think it’s not okay for those 17 and older to go door-to-door.
  • While 24.29% say the same for those 15 and older.
  • 8.62% think 13-years-old should be the cut off
  • Only 2.44% think 11 is too old.

While most parents will accompany their kids trick-or-treating, there comes a point where some can go out on their own, although that is up for debate.

  • 26.55% agree that those 15 and over should be able to trick-or-treat by themselves.
  • 30.86% say kids 13 and 14 should be able to.
  • 28.7% are okay with kids 11 and 12 going on their own/
  • 8.7% think it’s okay for kids nine and 10
  • And 5.19% actually think it’s okay for seven and eight-year-olds to go out on their own.

Source: Business Insider

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