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Should Halloween Be Moved?

Should trick or treating happen on a more convenient night? Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP/Getty Images
This year Halloween falls on a Sunday. Horrors! Should the haunting holiday be moved to a more convenient day? The New York Times points...

Is Halloween Just for Kids?

Enjoy your tricks and treats while you're young. Credit: Getty Images
Some cities are moving to put a stop to teenage trick-or-treaters, sending a message that Halloween is just for kids. The age limit is typically around 12, according to the...

Trick or treating safety tips from CPSC

Halloween is supposed to be a little scary, but nobody wants a frightening trip to the emergency room on the big night. To help you avoid that, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to remind parents that there are hidden dangers in the...

Sex offender signs get a makeover

Maryland probation and parole officials have decided to give registered sex offenders a choice when it comes to displaying signs warning children not to trick-or-treat at their homes. The 1,200 recipients of the original sign, pictured here, have...

Teens can't trick-or-treat in this Illinois town

A few weeks ago, Jennifer asked the question: How old is too old for trick-or-treating? Most of the commenters on that post thought that kids should be able to trick-or-treat as long as they want, even well into their high school years. But in...

Halloween safety tips

Perhaps it's just a sign of the times, but even when I was kid it seems Halloween was as synonymous with safety as it was with candy. In fact, most parents I know spend as much time on safety concerns as their kids do picking out costumes. The days...

DailyDish - Have an alternative option

Halloween comes but once a year. Don't let Mother Nature rain on your trick-or-treating parade....

Sex offenders get signs for Halloween

One year on Halloween, we ran out of candy well before the trick-or-treaters were finished for the night. In an attempt to dissuade them from knocking on our door, we turned the porch light off. When that failed to stop them, we put a sign on the...

Halloween rescheduled in Massachusetts town

I've heard of towns where, for religious reasons, official Halloween activities are moved up a day if the big day happens to fall on a Sunday. But a town in Massachusetts is pushing trick-or-treating back a day because this year, it falls on a...

What's in your pumpkin?

Today is the official beginning of candy season. In my house, candy season lasts approximately 5 months - beginning with the bite-sized treats of Halloween and continuing to the heart-shaped deliciousness of Valentine's Day. In between, you have all...

How old is too old for trick or treating on Halloween?

My father, who's birthday is on Halloween (lucky guy!) would tell you that you're really never too old to celebrate Halloween. His love for the holiday is probably the reason Halloween is my favorite day of the year. That said, we've all opened...

Not trick-or-treating? Try one of these alternatives

Though the tampered candy scare of the 70s and 80s is little more than urban legend, safety is one reason that parents may decide to opt out of trick-or-treating. Unsuitable neighborhoods, bad weather, and religious objections are other reasons to...

Sick on Halloween

Occasionally the unthinkable happens- your child is too sick to go out trick or treating on Halloween. If you know the equation, it's easier to understand and sympathize with the tears and hysteria: One childhood = 10 to 12 good trick or treating...

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