Are teenagers too old to trick or treat?


Maddie Cox, Staff Writer

Halloween, one of the many holidays to get in the spirit and dress up a bit for fun. So why not show that spirit off with a little trick-or-treating ?
It is a good activity to go out and have some fun with family and friends for a couple of hours.
From the time that we are young to the time that we grow up, trick-or-treating is more than just ringing a door bell and collecting candy. It is a time when we come together as a community with family and friends to laugh, say hello to new people we meet, and be amazed at some of the ingenious ideas our neighbors come up with for decorations.
There isn’t a day that goes by when we are not buried in our phones or in our laptops or stuck in the stresses of everyday life. Trick-or-treating never ages, nor does it go out of style. It’s also a far healthier and safer activity than many others open to teens on Halloween, such as playing pranks, egging housing, and throwing toilet paper rolls. It’s safer for parents to know that their kid is out trick-or-treating rather than getting into dangerous activities.
Needless to say it also channels the inner child in everybody, and gives everyone a chance to relax and take a break from the world around them.
There’s no reason to be ashamed of trick-or-treating or dressing up in silly costumes for Halloween. Just look around and you will notice parents alongside their children, and they are still dressed up even though they are adults.
Halloween is a multimillion dollar holiday for a reason. We all want to set aside the stresses of life, put down our technology, not think about homework or our jobs, and get out there and have a little fun. Teenagers still love candy, and many of us don’t have a lot of spending money to go buy our own.
As long as they are not physically hurting anyone, I say let teens trick or treat. It’s good to be a kid at any age!