Trick Or Treat Parties For Kids?

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Trick Or Treat Parties For Kids?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
It's been a trend now for years. Public places have set up shop and sold tickets and what not so you and your children can come in from the cold and walk in a line from booth to booth collecting candy. It's a good concept except for the fact that it's a nightmare for the parents.
Last night we went to the community center for a "Spooktacular"
The place was packed, so needless to say it was loud, crowded, and loose kids were raming into everyone. The biggest kick in the ding-ding was there wasn't any candy for the kids. You just walked by endless booths of local buisness owners as they handed parents buisness cards and what not. That didn't bother me so much, but we did pay to get in and I just kept thinking, where is the shit for the kids?
About an hour later I was ready to leave. We finnaly got to a larger hallway and I could hear the other parents complaing that they also had no idea where the section for the kids was. So we marched on.
Another hour passes and we still have no clue what the hell is going on. I spot someone that worked there and asked them what was up. I was told that at the end of this line (that went on forever) was the so-called candy room. Me and my son had enough and we left.
Outside he ran into one of his class mates and he showed us his bag of candy, a twizler, some smarties, and a sucker. No crap! I spent $20 like a fool to get into this place and all it was was a huge real time penny saver! WTF?!?!?!
Anyways, has anyone else been to these things? Is t ever worth it? Or do you just stick to the good old fashion door to door method?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I stick to taking my child door to door.
We do both and it seems to work out pretty well.
We only do church and community functions on halloween.
We do neither. We just stay home and hand out candy.
2  (67%)
I kill the power to the house and hide in the basement.
1  (33%)
I don't have children, but that ain't stopping me from dressing up like "Finn" from 'Adventure Time' and snacking me some mo fudgein' Fun Sizes beoochs!
Total votes: 3
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10/27/2012
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Most people either go door to door, or to a church/school function around here.
10/27/2012
married with children married with children
we go door to door, but all the churches around here do trick or treating in their parking lots.
10/27/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
It's been a trend now for years. Public places have set up shop and sold tickets and what not so you and your children can come in from the cold and walk in a line from booth to booth collecting candy. It's a good concept except for the fact ...
We do neither, we just hand out candy
10/28/2012
Total posts: 4
Unique posters: 4