Summer’s just around the corner. And these pinatas are perfect for a summertime party. They can be used as decorations, fill them with gifts and give to each person or you could fill them with candy for some traditional fun. We made them with balloons, paper mache, and my favorite crepe paper fringe. Try pairing them with my favorite Ice Cream Cone Garland for a fully themed event!
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Since little balloons make the perfect egg shape, we couldn’t resist making these Easter egg pinatas. We decided to use 5-inch balloons so each child at our Easter party could have their own pinata. Then, we filled them up with candy eggs. But if you’re trying to avoid sweets, confetti is another fun alternative. I can’t wait to see the creative ways they use to break them open! (Love pinatas like I do? Then don’t miss all our DIY pinatas right here!)
I remember fantasizing about finding pots of gold and seeing leprechauns when I was a kid but the holiday always felt a little disappointing when I realized all we were doing was pinching the kids not wearing green. This year for St. Patrick’s day we decided to make a Pot of Gold Piñata and fill it with chocolate gold coins. To find the Pot of Gold we had the kids follow a rainbow thread trail around the house. It really added to the excitement of the piñata. (ps: this is a version of last year’s Yarn Trail Installation, and one we did for Paul’s birthday three years ago.) Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
It is no secret I have a tiny obsession with piñatas. But sometimes I think it is a shame to hit them to pieces because they are so pretty. Lately I’ve been using them a little differently, as presents. I make a smallish piñata (about 11″ tall) and then fill it with treats then give them to a friend for a birthday or special occasion. I love them because it doesn’t take much time 1-2 hours (an evening of movie watching) and they feel really special to give. One of my friends even keeps hers on her desk year round as decoration.
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This moon pinata can work two ways. Of course, you can hang fill it with candy but you can also just use it as a decoration. This technique of making a pinata (instead of paper mache) goes so quick and has a lot less mess. When I’m making a pinata like this I usually add the fringe while I’m watching a movie. It’s mindless work but is really relaxing. (See all of our pinata series right here.)
Credits and our Talented Contributors:
All photography by Kate Nicholson for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling and Crafting by Chloe Fleury
Assisted by Anais Profit
And thank you to Lauren for modeling!