by Nick Moore
Trick-or-Treating is one of the greatest aspects of an American childhood. It’s the one
night a year children are allowed to succumb to their sweet tooth by parading around town in hope of acquiring enough candy to fill are large pillowcase. However, Halloween isn’t just a game of luck, it’s also a game of strategy. Most trick or treaters plan their routes based upon of trial-and-error from previous years. So, if you need some help planning your route from a seasoned professional, here are some of my helpful hints as to what you should look for while hunting for sweets.
- Look for houses that have a lot of Halloween decorations
On Halloween night, trick-or-treaters are in search for the houses that give out the
best and largest amounts of candy, and it is tough to determine which houses will be more valuable stops than others. However, when you spot a house with a decoration on every square foot of their yard, you know that you’ve hit the jackpot. Logically, if a homeowner is willing to spend a significant amount of money on decorations, they have likely also spent enough money on candy to satisfy every child’s sweet tooth.
- Never trick or treat at a dentist’s/ doctors house
Now, this isn’t a guarantee, but most of the time when you
go trick-or-treating at the house of a doctor or dentist they will give you a toothbrush or something else that you likely don’t want in your bag on Halloween. The people that give out these awful Halloween gifts are using a night about candy to try and better a child’s hygiene. Although all a toothbrush will do for a trick-or-treater is put them in a bad mood.
- Stay away from any clowns:
Recently, the concern of a clown epidemic has blown up on
all social media forums. Many mysterious happening involving people dressed as clowns have been reported. To that end, there will definitely be some people out dressed up as clowns trying to poke fun at this recent dilemma. Therefore, for the safety of trick or treaters on the “scariest” nights of the year, it is best that everyone stay clear of any creepy clowns.