As someone who isn’t happy to give out candy to greedy teenagers in last-minute costumes on Halloween, I’ve sometimes wished for a solution. I could always turn the youths away, but this often leads to property damage. If you’ve ever had your house toilet-papered or your vehicles egged then, like me, you may decide that a mini-chocolate bar is a worthy investment to prevent it from happening again.
In my experience, usually after age ten, you will start to wonder when you should no longer let your child trick-or-treat. However few kids are going to tell you they’re too old. Who wants to turn down an opportunity for free candy? It’s going to have to be a judgment call on your part. Here are 10 indicators that will help you decide before Halloween.