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What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Old 10-31-10, 02:06 PM
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What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

during the week, it's easy and just after school and before dark. but on a Sunday, what time of day is good when people are back from services and doesn't interfere with day?

i am thinking 2 to 3-ish?
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

The "official" ToT times here are 4-8pm FWIW
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

I've never had anyone come by until dusk, at the earliest.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

really? on a weekend, especially a Sunday, when work/school next day?
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Never heard of having beggars night during the day

All of the areas around here have set days/times each year (and have had for as long as I can remember).

FWIW, 6-8pm Oct 30th here this year.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

I've always considered 6-8 to be pretty standard anywhere I've lived, regardless of the day of the week.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

I take my son trick or treating at the mall, so whatever hours they're doing it. This year, it was 3pm-5pm. We did the whole mall and were back home before 4pm.

If I were taking him out door-to-door, it wouldn't be until after sunset. So, 6pm or so.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Same as Ed.

I don't expect kids coming before dusk either.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Crap, I'm supposed to have candy for tonight, huh? Glad I came to the forum just now.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Yeah, bought some early today, but my wife and daughters are already eating them... WTF!
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Another reason to go around the time the sun sets -- then you know who's home by the lights (porch/inside) that are on. Go earlier and you'll be wasting alot of valuable time standing in front of empty homes, I would think.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Seriously, midday?
It's one thing if it's a Trunk or Treat, or some scheduled event [my neighborhood did a halloween festival last weekend, noon to four, at the clubhouse; and both my town and the next town over did a Fall Festival yesterday, noon til five, which included some halloween stuff].
I wouldn't expect anybody before five, and that's only the real little kids.
Generally I expect six to nine [the town newsletter actually said 'Though we don't tell you which day to do it on, if you do trick or treat, be careful, respect porch lights, and wrap it up by nine.] I think we go out with my boy around 630 till 730 or 830 depending on how the night has gone.
Porch lights on, [or other obvious things like lit jack o lanterns], fair game - porch lights off, leave them alone.

My wife bought six bags of various candy. One is already empty, and another has only two left. Teach her to buy stuff that we like.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

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Crap, I'm supposed to have candy for tonight, huh? Glad I came to the forum just now.
I would have thought you'd be giving out crackers
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

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I would have thought you'd be giving out crackers
Those I keep for myself.

I just bought a bag of Kit-kats for $2.50. I'm set.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

dusk. my kids are sleeping right now. we'll be on the streets begging for candy around 6:30 cst....
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

I said 'Other' because I don't have any kids and neither my wife nor I want any.

Pesky little ankle biters... -kd5-

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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

First two batches of kids came. Three kids, then one. 555 Eastern. All were under five, I'd say, including one who was being carried.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

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First two batches of kids came. Three kids, then one. 555 Eastern. All were under five, I'd say, including one who was being carried.
See, that's part of the problem. If the little punk is too lazy to walk, then no candy!
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

right about when it starts to get dark, so here about 6pm or so. my son is only 1 so my wife is parading him around the neighborhood so i can exploit him for the candy. i'm sitting in the driveway w/ my 32" flatscreen while i stream the SNF game on my laptop.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

The village here set the hours for 2-7 since it's a Sunday. We did stand at a few empty houses (and one where they turned on some loud music *after* we knocked, and then didn't come to the door), but the little one is only 3 so we were fine with it. We just did a few houses on our block anyways then went to a party with our parenting friends.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

6-8 is pretty standard around here
first trick or treater showed up at 6:30
my kids went out at 6.. were home by 7:15

outside lights will probably be turned off at 8:30
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
The "official" ToT times here are 4-8pm FWIW
OMG.. We are going to Lacrosse next year then.




I voted "other" Our times are 5:30-7:30.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

The HOA has a party for the kids from 4-6PM. They trick or treat from 6-8 (but after 7, it is mostly older kids and kids from other towns. The cops come and clear the streets at 8 and we all turn our lights off.

We are apparently more rigid than most places about the 6-8 rule.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

We got back in the house a few minutes after eight, and haven't had one more person come to the house. Looks like nine was the official cut off, but everybody wrapped up at eight.
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Re: What time do you take kids Trick 'r Treating (on weekend)?

6PM-8PM around here.

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