Saturday, 2 November 2013

Halloween fun - am I a hypocrite??

Am I preaching a double standard and being a hypocrite???

I have no problem with my 2 eldest boys having fun with the preparations of Halloween, e.g dressing up, carving pumpkins, going to Halloween parties, but NOT participating in the actual act of `Trick or Treating`.

I don`t believe that it is ok to let them knock on strangers doors and basically beg for sweets.

Why is it ok for our kids to do this when every other day of the year we drum it into them not to speak to strangers, not to take sweets from strangers and to not beg???

This issue may put a few peoples backs up but this is my view and its the same of a few friends of mine.

Saying that my boys loved getting ready for Halloween this year and didn't even want to go `Trick or Treating`.

We carved pumpkins; well hubby carved whilst the kids played with seeds and insides, made kid-safe jack o-lanterns (milk bottles with glow sticks inside and drawn on faces!!), made scary eye lamps (cardboard toilet roll holders with cut out eyes and glow sticks inside), chocolate rice crispy spiders and scary shapes, and went in fancy dress to a friends house for a kids Halloween party.

They loved the whole experience and I don't believe that they missed out on not going `Trick or Treating`. Do you???


  1. This is not being a hypocrite. I may follow suit with my youngest. (My two older kiddos are past their trick or treating days -- 15 & 17 now.)

  2. What a party you threw for your kids - they must be one of the luckiest children in the neighborhood! What fun... and they see their mother following her heart, living with integrity, too - such great ideas here. I loved the photos!

  3. For the first time this year, I went trick or treating. Can't believe it took me till nearly the age of 41. I had the EXACT same reservations, and WAS apprehensive but we did it for 90 minutes and loved it. Liska xx

  4. I don't think it's hypocritical at all. Begging for sweets is a completely different context and no within the realms of a socially acceptable celebration. It's fun, an 'experience' and part of life's rich tapestry! Guess you could say the same about Christmas - I know I'm not religious and yet happy to celebrate. Looks like a fab party!