One of the advantages of living in the country is that we won’t be bothered by anyone tricking or treating.
If we were, unless I knew the children doing it, my inclination would be to discourage them.
It’s not so much that it’s a celebration imported from another country – many of ours are – it’s more that it’s from another time.
Then there were just a very few celebrations and the sweet treats which went with them- Christmas, Easter, birthdays and a very rare other special occasion. Neighbours knew neighbours and children put an effort into making their own outfits.
But it’s different now and I don’t see why parents forking out money on an outfit from the Warehouse is a good excuse for knocking on doors of people you don’t know asking for more sugar.
However, this year at least, Halloween isn’t all bad. Occupy Wellington protesters have had to move to make way for a Halloween party.