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Halloween will be on a Sunday this year.  I've heard (and read) chat about which night will be most appropriate to Trick-or-Treat. 

Some say Halloween night is best.  It's the correct night, cutting out confusion and maybe some mayhem if people need to go home to ready for school or work at a decent hour the next day.

And others feel Halloween should be celebrated the day before, which will be a Saturday.  Opinions of this option range from a holiday such as Halloween shouldn't be celebrated on a day many deem Holy and children will be able to stay out later because there wouldn't be school the next day.


Do you have a preference on which night Halloween is celebrated?  Are you worried you may have to prepare to dole out candy more than one night this month?

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I live in a small neighborhood, so I will probably check with my friends/neighbors to see what night they are going to take their children out. I am thinking it should be Halloween night for us, but we will see. We don't get too many trick or treaters from other neighborhoods, but if we start too on another night, we will probably just leave the candy outside with a note to take a couple (and hope they honor that). We have two dogs that we have to put outside while handing out candy, so we want to only do that one night.
Sunday night, October 31st. Our church will be participating with the Trunk or Treat...5:30-7:30...
this happened several years ago too and no one ended up trick-or-treating on Saturday....it was all on Sunday - Halloween!
Our church is doing Trunk or Treat on the Saturday - we'll take our kids to that.

We get TONS of trick or treaters from other neighborhoods - a lot of them teens who just come to the door with a pillowcase, no costume or anything - kinda irks me!!

I confess that I really don't like taking my kids round other people's doors! I don't mind giving candy out to other kids - but we usually stick to houses we know when we take our own kids out.
Well, if you go out a day early, I bet you will catch a lot of folks unprepared. Oct 31 is when everyone will expect you and therefore the only day that makes sense.

The argument that it shouldn't be celebrated on a "holy day" seems ironic as the word Halloween literally meant "Holy Evening" as it was the evening before the "All Saints Day" holiday. (Holidays (literally "holy days") traditionally started at sundown the day before.)
Glad you pointed this out. I think I'll check with my neighbors and see when their planning to go around. We'll want to take Joey just around out neighborhood. We'll probably take him out early and then pass out candy at home. We don't usually get too many trick or treaters in our neighborhood so I'm not worried about how much candy we'll wind up passing out, but I'm not sure I want to answer the door two nights in a row. It always gets the dog so worked up that night.
I am with you on taking my daughter to homes I don't know, with such a small neighborhood, I know most & most of the ones I don't know, my friend does. But if we lived in a bigger neighborhood, I would be the same way, you can't be too careful, you know? So far, we haven't gotten the teens in this neighborhood that do that, but we have in other neighborhoods when I still lived at home - they would smash the pumpkins & ring the bell late late at night - I pray they stay away from our neighborhood!! The teens in our neighborhoood are very good kids & don't do that kind of thing!

Fallsmama said:
Our church is doing Trunk or Treat on the Saturday - we'll take our kids to that.

We get TONS of trick or treaters from other neighborhoods - a lot of them teens who just come to the door with a pillowcase, no costume or anything - kinda irks me!!

I confess that I really don't like taking my kids round other people's doors! I don't mind giving candy out to other kids - but we usually stick to houses we know when we take our own kids out.
hello. can I ask what church this will be at? looking for a place that's safe and fun to take our son. thanks :)



Compassionatone said:
Sunday night, October 31st. Our church will be participating with the Trunk or Treat...5:30-7:30...
I would think that people are still planning on going on Halloween night.I'm afraid that people won't be prepared for trick-or-treaters on Saturday night.
I'll be taking AJ out on Halloween night probably about 6-6:30ish, she goes to bed fairly early so I don't want her to be cranky.
We are going on Halloween we go to grandparents houses as well as the neighorhood where my husbands family was raised- They know majority of the people there.

As for the comment about not able to afford bags and using pillow cases- I don't think that is right. We did that when we were younger. And we take a pillow case to put all the kids candy into as their buckets fill up quick after we go to family members houses.
The birth control being pushed has NOTHING to do with the safety of going door to door- our world is FULL of sick people that will put things in the candy or snatch kids when they come to the door. I don't see how more kids makes going door to door any less safe other then kids walking in the streets. But if you'd be safe around kids walking in the streets as you'd want someone to be when driving past you and your children then there shouldn't be any issues there. The area we go parents are with their kids and the teens/preteens are walking alone. Some parents don't buy costumes as its a waste of money- we made our own growing up and people knew what we were and loved them. We took pillow cases cause we would come home with tons of candy. Seriously the prices are outrageous for a little piece of fabric. We paid $19 for Optimus outfit and a mask from Wal-mart. And with the economy being rough some people do what they need to. And since we're the poorest county in the state as long as the kids are happy we shouldn't judge anyone.

I know it is your opinion but I must say it is kinda offensive to some people and birth control has nothing to do with what night of the week you're going to go trick or treating.
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Oh an on a side note- You have to be a certain age with a certain amount of kids to get "fixed" and if the doctor doesn't approve then you're kinda stuck in limbo. I was told NO they would not do a tubal after my 4th child because I was not 28yrs old.




Janette Cravens said:
i think doing it on all hallows eve is a mandatory! we wouldnt celebrate christmas or thanksgiving on another day!

going door to door use 2 be safer back in the day but its not so much anymore cause they dont/didnt push birth control nearly enough! as for kids coming with pillow cases and no stumes, well... they probably cant afford them and/or need to get a sweet fix cause they cant afford that either! hence the part about birth control. i hate to sound rude but it's only me humblest opinion!
I missed where the birth control came in. However I do "allow" my son to take his pillow case, my husband even puts a strap in it so it is easier to carry. I guess its a guy thing,they think it is So Cool! I like the glow in the dark plastic pumpkins, but I guess they are not "cool" anyhow this will be his 3rd year to carry his pillow case. It is all for the kids anyhow, might as well let them do what they want instead of trying to make them do what you want. And we always make our Halloween Costumes, not because we can't "afford' to buy them, because we enjoy spending time together as a family and celebrating the seasons together. and the holidays start right after Sept birthdays. We LOVE the Holidays!

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