Discussing :: Is Halloween becoming more popular in NZ or not?

#1

Is Halloween becoming more popular in NZ or not?

The sweet companies must be having a ball at this time of year. But I know one suburb last year that didn't as a lot of the suburb was egged because the homeowners didn't give out lollies. Does Halloween just make for demanding kids? It goes against all my stranger danger talks yet I still let my kids go with others. I feel irresponsible so suggested a party at home with lots of lollies for this year but was told by my children that that wouldn't be fun even though it was a dress up party! Not quite sure what it is that attracts the kids.

#2

The retailers certainly haven't missed a trick there, anything for a sale. I don't agree with unsupervised young childern going door to door begging for lollies though, parents need to take responsibility there.

#3

my kids have always gone trick or treating and I see no harm it it - obviously with safety measures in place and only locally around our street etc. I think Halloween parties are becoming increasingly popular - what is the harm - it's just fun! Everything these days is banned - where has the fun gone!!! we all did these things as kids and more - what next!

#4

The kids love it! I say let them have some fun and sugar. It's one day. Just make sure they are safe.

#5

Our area we have people that have signs up no trick or treaters and one place last year said the police would be called . what I find over the top its kids loving dressing up n showing of there costumes . I have no problem with it at all I have dissied for my kids and there friends to have a little get together at home n Casper move .

#6

I think it is but it depends on where you live. I look at Halloween as fun for the kids because they'll grow out of it. Its one of those happy things you can do as a kid. No adult does trick or treat! At the end of the kids' round, they count, share and exchange their lollies. Its a good everyday treat for like a month and then its back to buying our own lollies.

#7

I think that companies and shops are using Halloween as another excuse to create sales and earn more profits. I haven't found that more children are coming to my front door, though I do enjoy all the cheap Lollies this time of year!

#8

my kids are gong trick or treating this year- with an adult walking them around as they are young (not me- thankfully). . they think its great fun & something they have been looking forward to all week. I haven't noticed it getting bigger since I was a kid- just about the same really.

#9

I think the spirit of halloween is dying down in nz,mainly the giving part. The kids are still out in droves,but the people behind the doors dont tend to be. I remember growing up where people would open their doors with a smile on their face,and a fistfull of goodies. Nowadays,there is not alot of that anymore. Such a shame

#10

I would not really, mind you the weather does have a lot to do with how many kids & parents are out and about

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