Kids in New Orleans may get their Halloween candy a day early, as a group of area moms are urging residents to adopt early trick-or-treating to avoid conflicting with the Saints’ October 31 night game.
“This would allow everyone to focus on our kids on Saturday night and our Saints on Sunday night,” the moms, who call themselves the Treat Dats, said in their call for moving trick-or-treating. “We take pride in doing things a little differently in New Orleans, and changing Halloween weekend would remove an agonizing choice from our citizens.”
The idea is for residents to put “Treat Dat Here” signs in their windows on Saturday, October 30 to demonstrate that they’re giving out candy a day early — and that they don’t want to be bothered by trick-or-treaters while they’re trying to watch the Saints game on Sunday night.
Makes sense to me. If I’m watching football, the last thing I want is a bunch of Harry Potters and Power Rangers (or whatever kids dress up as these days) bugging me for candy. Foxboro, Massachusetts, which has already moved its trick-or-treating to the day before Halloween to avoid conflicting with the Patriots’ Halloween game, has the right idea.