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Trick-or-treat
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:42:40 AM »
Happy Halloween Homebrewers! 

I used to love this day as a kid. 

Do kids even go house to house trick or treating anymore?

Maybe it is easier to go to the mall and load up, or have a trunk or treat at the church parkinglot.
That way you can maximize your candy, and not have to do much.
Are kids just fat and lazy now?   ::) 

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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 05:49:36 AM »
My youngest still goes house to house. Call me old fashioned but i'm anti-trunk or treat.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 06:03:48 AM »
Mine is going out tonight with his friends from the neighborhood (first year a parent isn't tagging along).  Round trip he'll probably do about 2 miles of walking.  We probably get about 100-120 "kids" each year ( I use the word "kids" loosely because some have more facial hair than I do  :o )
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 06:13:41 AM »
My kids will be out in full force walking the neighborhood. I'm tempted to have a keg at the front door to hand beer out to parents.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 07:13:00 AM »
I didn't grow up in a neighborhood, so we pretty much just drove to my grandparents and aunts/uncles like any other holiday. We're in a similar situation now, so well just be driving to friends and family in the area with my son. He's three now so we may take him door to door in someone's neighborhood just so he can get the experience.

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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 07:13:50 AM »
We get 1,000 kids.  It is insane.  It will be raining steadily throughout the evening so we'll see if that reduces turnout.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »
My kids will be out in full force walking the neighborhood. I'm tempted to have a keg at the front door to hand beer out to parents.
I like this idea a lot! May just do that myself.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 07:26:21 AM »
We get 1,000 kids.  It is insane.  It will be raining steadily throughout the evening so we'll see if that reduces turnout.
Holy crap! 
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 07:27:11 AM »
We only get a few at our house, usually 10 to 12 kids and shut down when they are almost as tall as me and aren't wearing costumes.
The family across the street decorates their whole yard weeks in advance for Halloween then turns it all off and goes somewhere else on the evening of the event.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 07:27:40 AM »
We're taking our little one (Almost 3 now) for the first real trick or treat trip. just up the block and back, maybe hit three or four houses. We got him a tiny treat pail so he can't get too much.

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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 07:36:11 AM »
We get 1,000 kids.  It is insane.  It will be raining steadily throughout the evening so we'll see if that reduces turnout.
Me too.  I live in a subdivision and nearly everybody has school age kids - that's the scary part of Halloween for me. We buy a sane amount of candy to give out and when it's gone, show's over for us. But the dogs go insane.  I swear I'd rather go to the dentist.   :(
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 07:36:52 AM »
Our neighbor throws a party every year before we all head out trick-or-treating w/ the kids.  Our group usually has about 20-30 kids and it's a safe fun time.  Our neighborhood really gets into Halloween with some great decorations and many turn their garages into mini haunted houses.  Many groups and families will come to our neighborhood to do their trick-or-treating so there is probably over 1,000 kids running around the neighborhood throughout the evening. 

My daughter is 4 now and will be able to keep up w/ the bigger kids in the group a little better.  Heck, she's already been trick-or-treating a couple times this week.  Once at the "Boo at the Zoo" event and last night during story time at the library. 
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 08:02:44 AM »
We get 1,000 kids.  It is insane.  It will be raining steadily throughout the evening so we'll see if that reduces turnout.
Holy crap!

I'm not kidding.  Afterwards the block gets together for food and beer.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 08:03:22 AM »
I'll be out walking with my 4 year old daughter. We'll go around 3 miles. She can walk that far no problem.

My kids will be out in full force walking the neighborhood. I'm tempted to have a keg at the front door to hand beer out to parents.
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Re: Trick-or-treat
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »
We live in the middle of nowhere and the people around here don't have kids.  I haven't seen a trick or treater in over 20 years.
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