I can’t remember exactly how old I was when I decided that trick-or-treating wasn’t cool anymore, but I do remember feeling kind of sad about all the candy and fun I knew I was missing out on! It’s kind of a rite of passage isn’t it, aging out of Halloween?
Even those few years before your child actually stops dressing up can be a kind of in-between phase. Kids don’t want to seem too excited or get too enthusiastic about dressing up, but they still enjoy going around with their friends (of course the sugar is a big perk too). I spotted these darling masks from Kitchy Digitals a while ago and thought they would make a perfect transition costume for that child in the in-between stage, click through the gallery below to see what I mean!
I know some families have a hard and fast rule when it comes to what age is appropriate to stop trick-or-treating, while others tend to play it by ear. I’d love to hear how you handle it at your house.