I firmly believe that there are two types of people in the world. Halloween people and Christmas people. I’m a 100% Christmas person and I can’t wait to break all the Halloween decorations and put up a tree on November 1st.

But the only part of Halloween that I love is giving out candies to trick or treats.


It’s never too old to trick-or-treat.

You see, who do you tell someone dressed up at the front door to be “a little older” in this Halloween tradition? I enjoy seeing people enjoying the spirit, and who cares if it makes them happy?


In addition to Halloween-loving teens, older children with developmental disabilities also do trick-or-treat. Needless to say, it’s best to leave a comment about your age when you open the door.

Etiquette expert Catherine Newman chatted with TODAY to focus on hotly debated topics.


“If a 17-year-old kid wants to dress up and exchange sweets with his friends at the end of the night, I think it’s great,” Catherine told the news channel.


Catherine believes it is important for older children to follow three rules when performing tricks.

Don’t wear anything that is too scary.

Do not knock on a person’s door after 11:00 pm.

Please be polite.

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“Really, as long as you say ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘you can go,” she added.

“Many children who have developmental disabilities intend to do the trick-or-treat,” Catherine mentioned. “So you want to hold yourself back from making comments like,’ You’re a little older.’

As long as people are having fun and being polite, I don’t think there is a problem with trick or treat at any age!