Is it OK to go trick or treating not on 31st?

(56 Posts)
nappyaddict Sat 27-Oct-12 18:09:12

We can go tonight, tomorrow night, Thursday night or Friday night.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 01-Nov-12 09:50:36

Do something halloweeny at home. One of mine couldn't't go one year because they were infectious with something (I think) and we bobbed for apples and carved pepper lanterns (easier for small children to stab!).

nappyaddict Thu 01-Nov-12 09:45:53

No one in our road has decorations up. We were going to go to the next estate if went. We had bad rain yesterday so they couldn't have gone anyway and it looks like the same's headed for tonight.

Could she perhaps stand at your front gate and watch him go to your neigbours? No more than say 2 doors down on each side? Could she even go to the top of your road?

nappyaddict Wed 31-Oct-12 10:35:02

He's not dressing up for school and the person who looks after him has arthritis so can't walk very far.

ginmakesitallok Tue 30-Oct-12 21:33:24

Can whoever looks after him not take him?

Or, if they are dressing up for school he could stop at some houses on the way home?

Ah ok. That's too bad. Can't his childminder take him?

nappyaddict Tue 30-Oct-12 21:29:37

I have to leave for work at 4:30pm and DS gets back from school at 4:10pm.

Sulfur Tue 30-Oct-12 21:29:07

It's a nuisance on the 31st, and off the scale any other time.

I think I would turn the tables and do the tricks if called upon on the wrong day.

But why can't you go after work? I'm a bit sad for your DS and you!

nappyaddict Tue 30-Oct-12 21:12:49

We always have the odd multipack of crisps, mini rolls, jaffa cakes etc so wouldn't be the end of the world if we had trick or treaters before/after 31st. Half term here was last week so I expected some at the weekend, but we didn't get any, although we were out Saturday and Sunday night. We've not long moved in, so don't really know the neighbours. DS' friend's mum is also at work tomorrow night. About 6 houses had the halloween decorations up already, but we decided not to go after seeing everyone's responses here.

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Tue 30-Oct-12 15:55:52

No unless you ask someone before hand if they would mind

I know how much kids love trick or treating at halloween and always buy in a ton of sweets to give out but I would be very hmm if someone knocked on a day other than Halloween, it's can get annoying enough on one night let alone extending it grin

cathpip Tue 30-Oct-12 15:41:20

Not really, however i am overnighting at work with my children on the 31st so have cleared it with my two friends to come and knock tonight, poor ds is only 3.5 and is so excited about wearing his princess dress?!?

TheFarSide Tue 30-Oct-12 15:38:41

CrunchyFrog - last time I said no I had an egg thrown at my window.

Bunbaker Tue 30-Oct-12 13:39:45

"Fully expecting most of ours on Saturday, as that is when the town is having our Hallowe'en celebration, I don't think people are going to dress up twice!"

I think you are being a tad over optimistic there. It is half term right now and our village will be full of kids trick or treating tomorrow evening.

Can't your son's friend's mum take them instead?

Pagwatch Tue 30-Oct-12 13:35:19

Either warn your neighbours or don't do it.
Turning up loads of houses to be greeted with'but it's tomorrow - I don't have anything!' is worse than not going at all

titchy Tue 30-Oct-12 13:32:31

Well if you were only going to where there are decorations up I suspect there wouldn't be any tonight!

seeker Tue 30-Oct-12 13:22:54

But I would feel so sad if a hopeful ghost knocked on my door and I had nothing to give it....

Prime the neighbours.

CrunchyFrog Tue 30-Oct-12 11:05:49

OFGS it's fine.

People can say no.

Fully expecting most of ours on Saturday, as that is when the town is having our Hallowe'en celebration, I don't think people are going to dress up twice!

StrangeGlue Tue 30-Oct-12 11:05:12

No, you need to either: take him before work, get someone else to take him, or not go.

Personally I dislike trick or treating but DH has convinced me to get some sweets in for Wednesday as we now live in a child full area. And then he's gone and bought two small boxes of quality streets to give out?? I said "why didn't you get a bag of cadbury/haribo minis" and he said "oh yeah, that would have been better". Doh! I might pop out tomorrow and buy haribo and keep the quality streets (which won't go far anyway).

...tangent...

Loshad Tue 30-Oct-12 11:01:10

Can't who ever is looking after him tomorrow take him?

Can't you go before/after work?

Do you have friends nearby who you could prearrange something with?

seeker Tue 30-Oct-12 10:49:02

Why not ask a few neighbours if they'll play along?

nappyaddict Tue 30-Oct-12 10:22:26

I have to work on 31st and he really wants to go. We were only going to go to houses with pumpkins/decorations. He's 6 and his friend who wanted to come with him is 4, so not intimidating teens.

I had said we could maybe go tonight, but I'm thinking now that we shouldn't go.

TheMummyLovesAScareFest Sat 27-Oct-12 19:26:59

nope sorry but lots of party poopers here! dh will be dishing out the goodies here for 1 night only while me and the dcs do the rounds smile

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