i stopped trick-or-treating when i was 13, but halloween is still my favorite holiday, so i try to celebrate it in other ways
there was a guy who used to celebrate halloween by dressing up as a grim reaper (but like, an actually good and scary looking one) and pretend like he was guarding the candy bowl on his porch with this big-ass scythe he had
if any kid tried to approach, he'd just stare you down menacingly and act like he was gonna chase you or something, but if you were brave enough to approach him anyway, he would instantly drop the act and say "ayyo, candy's on the deck"
taking him on while my friend cowered behind me is definitely one of my most cherished halloween memories
i've been thinking about doing something like that now that i'm older, but that dude was tall as fuck whereas i'm only 6', which would take some of the effect away, i think