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A piņata is made of papier-mache to form the shape of popular and traditional
characters [animals] and then filled with sweets, lollies and small toys.

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What is a pinata?

A piņata is made of papier-mache to form the shape of popular and traditional characters [animals] and then filled with sweets, lollies and small toys.

How to Play a Pinata Game?

The game is played by hanging the piņata by a rope from a tree branch, clothes line or beam and each player takes it in turns while blindfolded to hit the piņata with a stick until it cracks open. Once the piņata is broken open, everyone shares the treats inside the pinata.

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Piņatas are simply great fun at any party, bringing enjoyment to millions of people 'young and old' the world over for many years.  Piņatas are always a smash hit!

A piņata is made from papier-maché, filled with sweets, balloons and small toys. The piņata is hung by a rope from a tree or suitable point.  Everyone takes turns while blindfolded to hit the piņata with a stick until it cracks open. Once the piņata is broken open, everyone shares the treats.

What is a Piņata ?
Piņata is a traditional party game in South, Central and North America, dating back many centuries.  Piņatas (pronounced pin-yah-tars) are now popular all over the world for almost any occasion.
The game is to take turns (while blindfolded) to hit the piņata with stick to break it open. The piņata is suspended from a rope and once you have succeeded in breaking it open, the piņata will release it's contents and then it's a mad dash for everyone to see how many goodies they can pick up. 

Ordering Piņatas
Piņata's come in a wide variety of designs and are perfect for almost any occasion.  Browse through the Piņata Shop and you're sure to find a character or design that will make your next party more festive and a lot more fun!

How to play ?
The game must always be played under ADULT SUPERVISION!!!

Whether you are hosting a children's or adult party, the piņata game is bound to be the highlight of the party. Traditionally, it is the "main feature" of a party. 

1.  Checklist to make sure you have everything you'll need to play the game.  

  • A piece of strong rope, string or cord.  

  • A place to hang the piņata (tree branch, a basketball hoop), 

  • Piņata party fillers such as lollies, sweets, candy, favors and large confetti

  • Piņata buster stick

  • Blindfolds.

2. Fill the piņata with the goodies before everyone arrives as a surprise!

3. Place the piņata somewhere where it is the centrepiece, then when you are ready to play hang it in the designated place.

4. Form the children in a line, starting with the smallest one all the way to the tallest one.  If a child is very young, you won't need to blindfold him/her. Traditionally, children over 3 years old are blindfolded, then spun around a few times, provided with the piņata buster stick and let loose to hit the piņata. 

5. For safety, make sure that all the other children are kept away (a 15' radius is recommended) and that the child has completely ceased to hit the piņata before you allow the other children to go grab the goodies spilled on floor. 

6. Allow each child to hit the piņata at least a couple of times before you move on to the next child.

To make the game more fun, the piņata must be swung up and down, and guests must be encouraged to misdirect the piņata hitter (if the piņata is down, tell the hitter the piņata is up, etc.). 

You may also want to throw candy with your hands while the piņata is being hit. Make sure that all children have gotten some candy at the end of the game.

How to fill Piņatas
All piņatas come with a small concealed opening marked with a sticker "OPEN PRESS HERE".  Gently press down on this spot through the tissue paper. This spot will usually give to gentle pressure. If you have any trouble opening the tab, using a sharp box cutter or scissors, cut a U shaped opening on this spot.  

Lift the lid towards you and fill the opening with sweets or party favors. Wrapped lollies or sweets are recommended if the game is to be held outdoors.  Count the number of participants and fill with roughly a handful for each.

Piņata History
Piņatas have been used for hundreds of years in Latin America to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. The exact origin of the piņata is disputed but many agree it originated in Europe, perhaps in ancient times. Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece claim its origin. It is said that it started simply as a painted clay pot decorated with colourful paper and filled with candy treats and coins. The traditional star-shaped piņata was probably a part of early Christmas Posadas representing the Star of Bethlehem that guided worshippers in their search for refuge. 

The tradition spread to the New World and flourished. Artisans created animal and other designs to delight children at festivities and provide an entertaining activity for young and old party-goers alike. Although breaking a piņata at children's parties is very much a tradition among Hispanics, the fun game has spread throughout the entire United States. It has replaced the game of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey as the highlight of any party. Our pull-piņata is designed for toddlers and for folks sensitive to any display of aggressive play.

Today, piņatas are not only popular for party games, they serve as colourful decorations, centrepieces and many other fun uses.

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A piņata is made of papier-Mache filled with sweets, balloons and small toys. The piņata is hung by a rope  with players taking turns (blindfolded) to hit the piņata with a stick until it cracks open. Once the piņata is broken open, everyone shares the treats.

  • Children's Parties - Excellent "ready-made" licensed piņatas available in most characters and shapes to delight any kids party.

  • Adult Parties - Great for Hens night, Bucks night, Wedding, Anniversary...

  • Corporate Events - Fantastic for product launches or just great office fun

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