Did/Do you ever go to the more upscale neighborhoods other than your own for better stuff when trick-or-treating?
When my kids were little we stayed in our neighborhood (modest middle class) now that we live in a upscale community I'm glad we didn't try to take the kids to a "better" neighborhood, the candy bars are bigger here but the experience was better
in our modest neighborhood. 60% of the houses decorated and a few would have turned their garages into haunted houses. In our community now about 20% decorate and and I haven't seen a single haunted garage in years.
Went to safe neighborhoods.
I never went trick or treating as a kid, but I live in one of those neighborhoods now and we definitely get kids from other parts of town coming in for Halloween.
I only went trick or treating one year. We went to the nice neighborhood, filled my pillowcase 3 times. Boooo-ya
Yes we did.
We also went garage sale-ing in more upscale neighborhoods. It seemed like a hobby for them to have those sales.
We also "trash picked". Nothing gross, just if we needed a new door and someone just remodeled...
No. We didn't live in an upscale area, but realized that it just wasn't worth the effort of walking around for 3 hours in any neighborhood for $20 worth of candy.
Lol yeah Halloween loses it's appeal when you realize candy is about the cheapest thing you can buy.
But now that we do live in a nice area, I can't describe the irritation I feel when older kids come to our door long after we've shut off the light, giggle at each other, and just say "hey" when they stick out their bags. I tell them we're all out.
Milkdud, my husband has the older kids sing a song or something if they want candy. Sometimes they wander away awkwardly, sometimes they actually play along. Either way, it's entertaining. :)
Good idea, dream. Those kids annoy me too. I'm going to make them earn it this year ;-)
Awesome! It's pretty fun. We're nice to anyone who has a costume. But the older kids who show up wearing jeans and a t-shirt...game on! :)
That's a good idea, dreamit. I'd try it but there's too much risk of the kids going back to their parents and me getting sued or arrested for violating child labor laws by making them work for the candy.
I'm just going to turn the garden hose on them
One year. It didn't work though. We got better candy in the middle/lower middle class neighborhoods.
The neighborhood adjacent to mine has the best trick-or-treating scene in the area. But there are a ton of young kids there and the residents hate it when people intrude and cause mischief, so I always go with a friend who actually lives there.
The very best neighborhood for trick-or-treating is all of Salem, Mass. We got full-size candy bars and loads of fun entertainment!
And, many even have dog treats.
Dog treats!! Awww cute!
Growing up, we typically lived in those upscale neighborhoods, so no, I just trick-or-treated my own neighborhood.
As an adult, we live in a more modest neighborhood. Our kids have never asked to leave our neighbors to try for better candy.
Umm. I'm in that upscale neighborhood you speak of?
ALL YOUR CANDY ARE BELONG TO US!!!
Unless you mean Beverly Hills level. I don't think we have any developments of that sort in this state that I'm aware of.
It's okay, why would you want to live in Beverly Hills anyway?
I don't know. Maybe it'd be because I had several million to burn and couldn't be bothered giving it to charity. That just doesn't seem right though.
This explains now why there are so many cars going through our street on Halloween. Lol
All. The. Time.
YES! My mother had a particularly slightly ghetto friend who knew where to park in the "good" neighborhoods where you get something other than a can of soup along with a sorry.
Those houses had too much land in between them and not enough lights
That is true.. And everyone goes to those neighborhoods, so by the time you're to the next house half of their candy is gone. :(
I knew a girl in elementary school whose dad worked for a candy company. Guess where we went every year...
Heck yes! That's where the good booty be!