Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features


Taking kids Trick of Treating BEFORE or AFTER Halloween! AIBU?

37 replies

forwhatyouare · 01/11/2018 12:30

Who on earth would do this, I hear you ask? Well, it seems very acceptable on a FB group of mum's I'm a member of.

People even say "I would never turn a little one away who's got dressed up".

Who does this?! Who teaches their children such entitlement? Complete madness.

If you can't go on the 31st, you can't go. End of story. If you really can't go, and can't work around things to take your child, fine. Do something Halloween orientated at home.

AIBU to despair at the entitled and greedy behaviour of some people?!

OP posts:

Willow2017 · 01/11/2018 16:24

Obviously i meant you wouldnt just rock up to someone's house looking for xmas dinner on anothet day after xmas is passed.
Many folks agree to do it on dif days for reasons, they dont just spring it on.people expecting to be accomodated.


JiltedJohnsJulie · 01/11/2018 17:45

Actually if they do knock tonight, they might be in for a bit of a fright. I’m on day 3 of a heavy cold. No need to dress up for Halloween this year, my face is scary enough Grin


starfishmummy · 01/11/2018 17:51

Some areas celebrate mischief night on Nov 4th. So if I lived in one of those then that would be acceptable to me


chrisinthesun · 01/11/2018 17:53

YEP Halloween night only sorry OP.

I did it last night (took part in trick or treat,) and gave some 40 kids candy and little treats, over the 2.5 hours they were coming round. But I would NOT answer the door tonight! Nor would I have answered before the 31st Oct.



StoneofDestiny · 01/11/2018 18:53

Do some parents really imagine other people want to be up and down all night over several nights answering the door to endless kids.

I also wish they'd teach the kids to observe the 'no pumpkin outside, no trick or treating'. Just listened to one elderly person talking about feeling terrorised by door banging all night while she cared for her elderly husband with dementia, who was distraught and confused by the banging.


Awwlookatmybabyspider · 01/11/2018 19:06

You'll be disappointed if you knocked here. I ate all the left overs last night
Ypud be lucky to get a custard cream.
and No fucker's getting any of my Bourbons.


franklymydearidontgivea · 01/11/2018 19:07

On a local fb page, a group of mummies arranged to go out on 30th with their precious broods. They resent children from out of the area being "bussed in" as the area is known for getting in the spirit and participating and being "safe". Then on 31st they are mysteriously all not want their kids to have the experience but not willing to give to other.... CFs


Pinkprincess1978 · 01/11/2018 20:11

My kids friends were talking about going the day before - I didn't say anything but just replied we were going on Halloween. Thankfully nobody came here other than last night.

Actually I find it weird people being bussed in from other parts of the town if I'm honest. Last night was really busy and we ran out of sweets before 7pm. I found out today a family member had brought her kids from across town to trick or treat on our estate. I find that really odd. Most people have streets and neighbours near them (she certainly does and more than enough neighbours get involved and the kids have had a great time in the past staying local). It just doesn't sit well with me if I'm honest.


Puddlejumps · 01/11/2018 20:26

We did an early Halloween party, as we would be away on the 31st. But I had some neighbours who had agreed that we could come ‘trick or treating’ and I had given them each sweets to distribute beforehand and let them know what time we would be arriving. It’s the only way it could be acceptable.


ForalltheSaints · 01/11/2018 21:10

Bad enough October 31st. We are now in November, when we remember those who have died, and on Monday that Robert Catesby, Guido Fawkes and their co-conspirators failed to kill the then King.


icebearforpresident · 01/11/2018 21:18

I came on here to explain the concept of Kilmarnock Halloween! Not a local but used to work there and still live nearby.

Someone, obviously moved to the area from Kilmarnock, posted on a local Facebook page last week asking when kids here go trick or treating, poor woman wasn’t expectation from the response she got.


OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow · 01/11/2018 21:22

Some of the kids at school asked me if I'd be in for trick or treating tonight because they were busy last night. Err, no. (And the fact that you thought my house getting egged was hysterical doesn't make me inclined to save you any sweets)

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

We're all short on time

Log in or sign up to use the 'See Next' or 'See all' posts by the OP (Original Poster) and cut straight to the action.

Already signed up?

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?