Halloween is about a week away and you know the Trick-or-Treating debates are about to fire up on social media.

We figured we would give you a head start...

Trunk-or-Treat is The New Trick-or-Treating?

This weekend my parents had signed up for a Trunk-or-Treat event in the Town of Poughkeepsie at Crown Heights baseball fields. There was a great turn out with hundreds of kids dressed up in their spookiest get up and cars decked out in awesome decoration displays.

Did you know you can purchase a Trunk-or-Treat decorating kit on Amazon? Needless to say, its becoming a tradition every year for different towns across the Hudson Valley (and the US) to host Trunk or Treat events.

This weekends festivities got me thinking, due to the popularity...Should Trunk-or-Treats replace regular Trick-or-Treating?

Hear me out...

Should Trunk-or-Treats replace regular Trick-or-Treating?

What if everyone on Halloween decorated their cars and brought them to the end of the driveway for one big Trunk-or-Treat on the actual holiday? I'm just thinking of all the candy people have to buy and decore for their cars all to just have to buy more in a few weeks for actually Halloween?

It just seems like a lot of money to me.

And then some families are going all out with their costumes and even changing costumes for different Trunk-or-Treat events. Sounds stressful and a little expensive (hello inflation!).


We asked on our social media pages what YOU think about Trunk-or-Treats taking over for regular Trick-or-Treating and well the passion of Halloween came out in full force.

One person wrote on Facebook:

No. I personally like that we have both. Trunk or treats are taking place over a few days while trick or treating is on Halloween. I think this is fun for the kids and if the parents can't take them to t-o-t then this is a great extra. It's also great for kids who don't want to get scared. I say keep both.

Another added:

When you spend $50 on a costume, the trunk or treat make Halloween last a little bit longer and make a little bit more events for the kids to wear those costumes too.

And then the conversation took a HUGE turn:

No, but trick or treating should be the last Saturday in October so it isn't on a school night. The day after Halloween is always the worst for students and teachers.

Should Halloween be changed to the last Saturday in October? Well, that's a conversation for another day...

If you want to do something spooky, yet family-friendly, the weekend leading up to Halloween, the Dellamura family will be handing out Halloween candy to those who stop by their haunted graveyard front yard at 45 Kerr Road in Poughkeepsie. Here's a sneak peek at what they have going on:

Poughkeepsie, NY Family Has Halloween Fun with Hauntingly Charming Front Lawn Display

As the sun goes down in Poughkeepsie, the Dellamura Halloween light display will illuminate the nights and frights!

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