Trick-Or-Treat 2017: Do We Trick or Treat Saturday or Tuesday?
With Halloween falling on a school night this year, the debate of when to take your kiddos out to collect their haul of Skittles, Reese's Cups and Candy Corn has hit an all time high.
Halloween in the Treasure Valley was one of the biggest culture shocks I had when I moved here years ago. At that time, I'd never heard the word "trunk-or-treat" in a sentence. It also blew my mind that the cities around the Treasure Valley didn't have set trick-or-treat hours. Where I grew up, the township you lived in would set trick-or-treat hours so that you knew when to expect little ghouls and goblins on your doorstep. Traditionally trick-or-treat was on Halloween (I think there was one year where they moved "Halloween" to the Saturday before hand) and adults where ready to man the doorbell from 5-7 p.m.
Do a quick Google search for "Boise Trick or Treat Hours" or any of the cities in the Treasure Valley and you'll get one of the massive lists of "Trunk or Treats," but no definitive trick or treat hours.
That had a lot of parents in one of the Facebook groups questioning when their kids should go trick or treating since Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year. Some parents are planning on dressing the kids up and sending them out on Saturday evening, while others say they won't open their doors to trick-or-treaters until actual Halloween on October 31st.
No one in our apartment complex passes out candy and we don't have any kiddos to take out, so I really don't know what the right answer is! When is your neighborhood passing out candy? Let us know so we can spread the word!
(...or you know, don't so you can munch on that left over Halloween candy. It's completely up to you! We won't judge.)