Trick or Treat!

Halloween Etiquette Tips

Posted by Liz Taylor Oct 28, 2014

Before “Trick or Treating”, please keep the following tips in mind:

Kids:

Don’t make fun of other people’s costumes.  

Don’t ring the doorbell if lights are off at a home.        

Go to each home only once, even if they pass out king size candy bars.

Respect other peoples' property and never smash or take someone else's pumpkins.       

When offered a bowl of candy, take only one piece unless encouraged to take more.     

If you receive a type of candy you don't like, simply say "thank you" and move on.

Always use your best manners and wait your turn in line. Remember to say "trick or treat" and "thank you."   

Adults:                               

Purchase candy that children will enjoy. A recent article in the Huffington Post listed the "9 Most Hated Halloween Treats": Candy Corn, Mary Janes, Bit-O-Honey, Tootsie Rolls, Good & Plenty, Smarties, Whoppers, Things That Aren’t Candy and Things That Aren’t Even Edible.

Consider getting into the spirit of Halloween and dressing up in a costume whether you are out walking your children, driving them, or answering the door. 

Happy Halloween!

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