First question: "When can we trick-or-treat?" This is actually a very good question that many parents may wonder themselves.
Do you answer with "When it gets dark" or "After dinner"?
And when is the proper time to end the outing? What's the correct balance to allow maximum candy collecting time on a school night?
I didn't know either. So I took the question to the Minnetonka Patch Facebook page. Although we still don't have a definitive answer, it appears most people are in favor of 6-8 p.m. give or take a half hour.
Here are some of the responses:
- Bev Berson Ryweck: Dusk til 9, dusk for the little kids and later for the older kids
- Scott Martinson: Agree with Bev, but if my light is off stay away. I'm in bed.
- Sasha Martens Cupryna: 6 until 8
- Amber Norquist: 5:30/6-8 or when lights on/off? Kids don't need much more time than that window to me! My kid can score 1/2 a candy store in an hour easy
- Sarah Maurer Hansen: Please, no earlier than 5:30! 6:00 is preferred. Give people a chance to get home from work, pickup kids, feed them and open the candy bags.
- Barb Dols: 6pm to 8pm
- Heidi Jo Highet: 6 to 8 here.