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    Default Do you let your kids do 'trick or treat'in the neighbourhood? why or why not?

    I know not everyone celebrates it.. do you let your kids do it?

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    No. We don't participate in anyway.

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    Our neighborhoods pretty good. There is a lady who puts a note out in everyone's mail box asking them to put lights on and some kind of decoration if they would like to participate or leave the lights off if they want to be left alone. Most of the neighborhood gets really into it. There are heaps of kids around and everyone dresses up. I took my DD out last year and was really impressed with how festive everything was. I'll be taking DD out again this year. She loves dressing up and looking at the decorations and other kids way more that the candy.

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    Yes we love it - our street doesn't really do a lot but three streets behind us literally the whole street does a huge halloween party with a few houses going all out and make an actual haunted house with mazes so the whole neighbourhood goes into that street , last year there were queues to get it to some of them!

    Why do we participate - same reasons as why we do santa and the easter bunny - it's fun ! it's a reason to dress up and walk around the neighbourhood , DS is only 5 so thinks it's so cool watching everyone walking around dressed up - we usually all go to the local pub afterwards with friends and family for pizza or to someone's house for a party and he and all the kids just hang out and play! I'm planning in a few years when he's a bit older to do a huge halloween party and transform our house!

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    I've managed to avoid it every year. I'm not vehemently against it, it just doesn't sit right with me. Plus I did trick or treat a couple of times as a kid and some anti-Halloween people are just so mean!! I don't really want my kids to have to deal with that.

    If I lived in a cute little cul-de-sac or similar where all the neighbours set up a street party and trick or treating, then I would love that. I also love going to Halloween parties to celebrate, just not the trick or treating bit.

    There is an area around my kids school that usually has a stack of kids trick or treating, there are so many families in that area and they all know each other. I have considered letting the kids go there. But in the 'general community', as such, nah.... I just don't really like it.

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    We're on a property in the bush so it's a bit impractical here - the kids would be walking a loooong way!
    If there's something happening in town we'll take them in (sometimes there's a party at the district club) because it's good fun and who doesn't like dressing up?

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    Yes we do it every year and the kids love it. Our neighbourhood really gets into it.

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    Default Do you let your kids do 'trick or treat'in the neighbourhood? why or why not?

    Yes we do love it it's a fun time and creates fun memories. I really wish Australia will one day do it big like in the u.s

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    No, but my DS is only 4.5.

    I'd be okay with him going trick or treating when he's older, if it's with a group of other children and an adult is with them for supervision.

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    Yes, it is fun so why not!


 

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