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Which is Better Traditional TOTing or Trick or Trunk?
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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:00 am 
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Is everyone familar with this relative new way of Trick or Treating. It is usually sponsored by a school organization like the PTA, PTO and is held in a school parking lot. Parent show up with trunks filled with candy and the kids go around from car to car in custome getting treats. I believe the orgin of this new custom was to provide a safe Trick or Treat alternative. What I've seen happen is that it doesn't really replace going dood to door, it's just another way for kids to get candy. I though I see no harm in this practice and I understand the reasoning, I personally prefer the traditional TOT . It's one of the major experiences of Halloween that kids are missing if they only to the Trunk thing. What does everyone think?

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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:37 am 
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We've been doing "Trunk or Treat" at our church for YEARS.... 12 at least. Last year was my first year actually participating (sorry, I don't have photos :( ). I have mixed feelings on "Trunk or Treat".... it's really great for doing something more in-depth... what I mean is that the concentration of kids is very high, so you can do something like my husband and I were going to do with the leprechuan this year (making a mini person from the both of us)... however, when it was determined that neither of us could go to the church party this year, we changed our plans because I didn't want to stand for HOURS with my arms wrapped around his back as I was hunched over. So... the car-to-car method is good for doing something a bit more elaborate like a "show". Last year, I had all the kids gather 'round my cauldron and I'd add things from my potion bottles, make them say the magic words, and pull out full-sized candybars. I didn't do that on Halloween because there are too large of gaps between kids and I think most kids just want to get their candy and press onward door-to-door.

On the other hand... I have 5 fingers. I mean... I didn't like the kids going trunk-to-trunk because of the higher volumes of kids and the fact that they'd keep going 'round and 'round and you couldn't tell which kid had already gotten candy from you. (We were going to stamp hands this year to prevent that.) More kids = more candy you have to have to give out... so... it can get very costly unless you buy the cheap candy.

... I like the traditional door-to-door ToTing the best. People usually give out better candy because they buy "the good stuff" so they can eat the leftovers. Not to mention, if a neighborhood doesn't get a lot of ToT'ers they're more inclined to pass out more candy... it's... AWESOME.

Based on my ToT experiences growing up whether it was going to the mall or the Trunk-or-treat or door-to-door... I came home more "loaded" with GOOD goodies when I went door-to-door.


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yea i was in a trunk or treating as well although it was a good concept I still like the traditional way better.

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Hmmm... interesting. I've never heard of this before.
Cool idea!


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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:54 pm 
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I've never participated in it so I can't judge, but I'm a traditionalist so I prefer door to door. When I have children they'll go door to door.

Is the trunk thing more for safety or what?

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NOTHING CAN REPLACE REAL TRICK OR TREATING!!!!!!!!!!! :x

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:14 am 
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trick or treatinging,,, nothing else is the same

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
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I have been tunk or treating once. I prefure trick or treating.

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:53 pm 
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Trick or Trunking is LAME.

It's so the over protective soccer moms can control conditions and make it more 'kid friendly'.

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
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Trick or Trunking is LAME.

It's so the over protective soccer moms can control conditions and make it more 'kid friendly'.


Like the t-shirt says, "Strangers have the best candy"

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
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i prefer door to door. i have participated in trick or trunk before when my daughter was in preschool. they didn't do it on halloween to try to replace door to door (the mall tried that and failed spectacularly). they did it the a few days before halloween and made a big party out of it w/ food, games, and inflatable bouncers and slides for the kids.
btw, i did buy the good stuff for the kids. it was a bit pricey, but i refuse to hand out cheap candy

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:04 am 
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That is really sick. Trying to replace trick or treating!!! :evil:

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I've never heard of this before...how incredibly sad/lame! Why don't we just lock up our children in a safe for the rest of their lives with a Nintendo, that way we can make sure NOTHING (ie: UV rays, sharp objects, teddy bear button eyes, or God forbid...neighbors that give out candy!!) can touch them!? Don't adults remember the excitement of going out at night and ringing the doorbells of your neighbors and seeing their Jack O' Lanterns and decorations? What ever happened to the concept of knowing your neighbors, so that if something should happen to you or your home those around you would look out for you? I understand that there are "bad people" out there who do disgusting things, but I honestly believe that the good outnumber the bad, and with a little supervision (taking your kids TOT'ing, checking their candy) this holiday can be considered safe. It's so sad how paranoid we've become. Who ever came up with the idea of trick or trunking needs to be locked up in a trunk before they completely ruin our favorite holiday!

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:54 am 
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A lot of communities have a total ban on traditional TOT because of the dangerous world we live in today, but I hae to say that I am a staunch traditionalist when it comes to such things. I would never drive to a parking lot some place to hand out treats from the back of my car. Besides, the reason for "trick or trunk" is that the only people who hand out candy are people who the kids know. Since I live alone, and don't have any kids in the school system, I couldn't participate anyway.

I would hate it if that happened in my town, but it could be an inevitability. This crappy old world of ours seems to be getting more and more dangerous with every passing day.

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 Post subject: Re: TRICK OR TRUNK
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I haven't been Trick or Trunking nor have I heard of it before today but it does sound like a ridiculous idea. Traditional Trick or Treating is great and you cannot replace it with something as lame as this.

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