I stopped trick-or-treating in my senior year of high school. I always liked it, but even then I only went to a few houses because I was a little self conscious about people commenting on how old I was to be trick or treating. Hey, I was technically 16-years-old at the time. It could be a lot worse! It’s not my fault I was tall and mistaken as an adult!
But if you still want to trick-or-treat, don’t feel pressured to stop if you enjoy it. But when you get older some of the novelty might wear off, and you might have some more exciting plans available to you. Either way, there are pros and cons to ending this little childhood tradition, so check out these 10 things I wish I knew before I stopped trick-or-treating!
You'll Have Higher ExpectationsYou'll really want Halloween to be amazing...and you might be disappointed. Halloweens are so hit or miss when you don't have solid trick-or-treating plans, so try not to be disappointed if your night is a little underwhelming. Source: Shutterstock
You'll Start To Wonder What Else You're Too Old ForAh yes, an early mid-life crisis. Nothing like wondering what other "immature" traditions you'll give up next! Source: Shutterstock
There'll Be Less CandyI mean, sure you can buy it but it's not the same. The amount of free candy you're gonna have is gonna drop significantly. Source: Shutterstock
You Can Dress Up A Little MoreSince you won't be greeting moms and dads at doors anymore, you might feel free to have a--er--spicier outfit. Sex it up if you want without being afraid that somebody's parent will frown at you. Source: Lizzie McGuire/Disney
You'll Hate ChildrenYou're either going to hate them out of jealousy because you wish it was still cute for you to go trick or treating...or you'll just quickly lose patience for their cutesy little Halloween shenanigans and glee. Either way, you won't be able to stand them. Source: Shutterstock
You Might Want To Have A Last HurrahYou might do one last candy run. Make it count! Lizzie McGuire
You Don't Have To Go OutDon't feel obligated to go out somewhere. You can easily stay in and watch Psycho or that annual Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy channel. Psycho
You Might Be Dragged Along AnywayUnfortunately, if you have younger siblings your attempt to keep away from trick-or-treating might backfire because you may now be put in the position of chaperon. Whoops. Source: Hocus Pocus
There Are Other Things For You To DoOkay, so you probably won't practice your levitation abilities with your friends this Halloween like the ladies of The Craft, but there are still plenty of fun things for you to do. You can go to a party, visit a haunted house or even chill out at some pumpkin patch. The night is young and spooky and so are you, so do something fun! But... Source: The Craft
Making Plans Is A Lot HarderYou might have too many options at your disposal! Figuring out what to do and coordinating with your friends who all want to do different things is going to be a pain! Source: Shutterstock
Do you still go trick-or-treating? What did you decide to do instead? Do you think that there is an age limit before it starts getting weird? Tell us in the comments!