I was just at big w. A mum was there with two small children, maybe 5 and 7, when the older boy says he wants a pumpkin lolly holder. You know the type kids take around for trick or treating. The mum snapped at him "we don't believe in Halloween, I don't expect you to understand but we don't".
To me, while not big in Australia, Halloween seems harmless. I think trick or treating with supervision is ok, and everyone loves dressing up!
I don't have school aged kids though so maybe I'm more relaxed. What do you think?