Its nearly that time of year again when you get inadated with kids doing Halloween just a little curious whether many people let there kids do Halloween going from door to door I let my kids do it once and once only as some people were not very friendly just down right rude saying to them that Halloween is only in America not here so go away it seems to be a big thing here now in Australia I do not know why
I also remember one year I never actually bought anything and got so many kids knocking it was crazy and in the end I had to give them a note saying Happy Halloween

Posted by sisterhood27, 28th September 2014

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  • no we don’t and my neighbourhood is pretty quiet and no-one knocks


  • We have a group of neighbours and school friends which we all share our addresses and then let the kids visit them.
    Last year we had a “party” and let the kids dress up and just have fun
    Door knocking is dangerous these days so we make sure we only knock on the other parents that have joined in or just all get together


  • No, my kids don’t trick or treat. It doesn’t feel right to me, and I do think it’s an American tradition and there’s no real reason it’s being adopted here. Having said that, I usually have a bag of lollies to hand in case of little kids approaching us.


  • No we don’t do Halloween happy for kids to knock on my door but wont let my kids out on there own, but I do rember how much fun it was as kids maybe when my children are older ill let them go.


  • For us we will find somewhere that is having a party ir lots of schools do Halloween as I will not let my kids go to strangers house asking for sweets


  • We go Trick or Treating but we don’t knock on a house that isn’t decked out in Halloween decorations. We have certain streets & houses that we go to that are part of our school community. It started with some Mums organising a route though word of mouth & emails of who was doing it & in which streets.


  • Personal thing really but I do like the parents to accompany the children, it can be very dangerous otherwise also if you do get a grumpy/cranky resident it is a little easier to handle with mum or dad standing close.


  • If you do go trick a treating maybe just go to the house which are obviously decked out for Halloween.


  • When our DD was young I used to put up some Halloween decorations on the outside of the house for the one night only just to let the neighbourhood kids know they could knock at our door, however DD was only ever allowed to go trick or treating once and hubby went with her, she just liked that our place had a Halloween theme on the outside.

    Some people get on their high horse about Halloween being some devil worshipping thing, when in fact, if they bothered to research they’d find the complete opposite, it actually has ties to Christianity, the Catholic Church (two Catholic Festivals) – the dressing up, trick and treating and witches were a later addition. It also isn’t just an American thing, it was also celebrated in one form or another by the Irish and the French. It’s a bit of a mish mash of many things, I find the true origins of Halloween really interesting.


  • Our personal preference is not to celebrate Halloween. We live in an ok area, but I hate having to knock on doors for any reason, let alone to ask for lollies. And we will have issues if anyone comes knocking as Miss 2 is usually asleep around 7.30pm and there is a high chance they will wake her.


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