What do you give Halloween trick-or-treaters?
by Simon Ward | 31 October 2012 | 6 commentsTweet
Tell us what you give to the children calling at your door on the 31st October.
It’s Halloween and children around the nation will be dressing up and knocking on doors in the hope of some treats, edible or otherwise.
A Scottish tradition called “guising”, where kids dressed in costumes would go from door to door asking for food and coins, actually predates modern trick or treating. Those Caledonian children would generally earn their treat by doing something, such as singing a song or reciting a poem.
Of course, the newer, US-inspired door-to-door collecting generally (certainly everywhere I’ve ever lived) doesn’t provoke the same kind of exchange. Nowadays, the treat is taken as a given. Still, at least they’ve made the effort to dress up.
If you’re one of the three-quarters of the UK population that apparently doesn’t detest Halloween, how do you reward your visitors? Do you offer chocolate or proffer sweets? Or do you provide a healthier alternative, maybe some oranges decorated as pumpkins? Vote in our poll below and let us know in the Comments section below.