A Survey of Westchester Residents' Halloween Plans, Preferences, Halloween Costumes, and Trick-or-Treating Candy

BOO! Westchester Magazine on your habits, plans, and preferences for the last day of the month—Halloween.


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For me, Halloween is...

...a fun time for adults, too—I love dressing up and going to a costume party (and maybe having a few alcoholic “treats”) (40%)

...just for the kids (like every other holiday) (36%) ...a chance to be a kid again—I love decorating my house and preparing for trick-or-treaters (24%)

 

My all-time favorite Halloween costume when I was a kid was...
Ninja ... 14%
Zombie...19%
Princess... 31%
Elvis Presley ... 6%
Bill Clinton ... 5%

What age do you think kids should stop trick-or-treating?
10 ...12%
13 ... 24%
16 ... 38%
Whenever they graduate high school... 16%
Whenever they go on Medicare ... 10%

My favorite Halloween candy is...
Snickers ... 14%
Butterfinger ... 10%
Candy Corn ... 7%
Skittles ...17%
Jawbreaker ... 2%
Anything Chocolate ... 35%
Other ... 28%





 
My least favorite Halloween candy is...
Candy Corn ... 33%
Licorice ... 29 %
Jawbreaker ... 10%
Other ... 28%

On Halloween, I give out...
Candy ... 67%
Fruit ... 10%
Home-baked goods ... 19%
Money ... 0%
Stickers ... 4%

On Halloween, my kids...
go trick-or-treating with
their friends. It’s a safe
neighborhood
... 55%
Go to a supervised Halloween party
in lieu of trick-or-treating (too
many nut jobs out there) ... 32%
Stay at home ... 13%

What I spend more on...
$$$ on my kid’s Halloween
  costume
... 39%

hours making my kid’s Halloween
  costume ... 26%
time arguing with my kid about
  his/her Halloween costume ... 35%

This year, my kid is dressing as...
Not sure yet ... 13%
Witch ... 5%
Zombie ... 4%
Vampire ... 3%
Pirate ...  2%
Shrek ... 2%
Lady Gaga ... 2%
Superman ... 2%
SpongeBob ... 1%
Other ... 66%

Fess up: when you were a kid, did
you “forget” to turn in your
UNICEF money?

YES ... 24%
NO ... 76%


 

 

 

 

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