By Randy | October 29, 2007
I found the following “Trick or Treat Etiquette” rules on the Citizen-Times.com website and thought it was a pretty good list. It also reminds me that I need to be sure and get enough candy for the teenage and adult trick or treaters. Whatever happened to trick or treating being a kid’s thing to do?
• Knock on the door and say, “Trick-or-treat,” in a nice voice.
• Hold out the bag and say, “Thank you.”
• Now, if offered candy from a tray or bowl, be mindful of those who’ll come behind you. In other words, don’t grab a handful. One or two pieces are plenty.
• Don’t be greedy if the candy is unattended.
• Don’t go to the same house but once.
• Don’t roll the house or do anything criminal.
• If tricks are played, they should be clever or funny and not destructive.
• Remember awareness. If you see something wrong, such as an overturned luminary, tell someone or stand it back up if it’s not dangerous.
Sources: Wendy Newman and Sallie Parker
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