pinatas

Watermelon Pinata DIY

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been eating a lot of watermelon around our house lately. It’s such a huge part of our summer, so I couldn’t resist making one in pinata form. This one turned out so pretty, I don’t think I could break it! Instead, I’ll be using it as decoration for our next party (or maybe even for the 4th of July!) It would also be really cute paired with a few other summer treat pinatas, like Ice Cream Cones or Popsicles!

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Giant Popsicle Pinata DIY

This might be my favorite pinata yet. This Giant Popsicle Pinata would be the perfect addition to any celebration! Make one for a popsicle themed party (yum!) or a festive summer barbeque. Everyone loves a cold treat, so it’s sure to be a hit either way!  (PS – Have a little extra time? You might want to make a few of these too!)

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Ice Cream Cone Pinatas DIY

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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Easter Egg Pinatas DIY

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!)

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Pot of Gold Pinata DIY & Rainbow Yarn Trail

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!

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