Party-or-Treat? Why I chose NOT to celebrate Trick-or-Treating!

Halloween culturally is a night for dressing up and going to house to house asking for candy and sweets. Now while that sounds fun for your family but for mine we don't celebrate Halloween as much anymore. We dont see it as a main holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas. We see it as more like a Labor day or Columbus Day. So while we dont do trick-or-treating we have a Party-or-Treat. When I shared what my family does for Halloween with a group of other moms I was shamed because it's not what is normal. I was "depriving them" of the trick-or-treating experience and poor them for not experiencing fun. What they fail to understand is that we have a different meaning of fun, a different way of having fun.