We always have a pinata at our birthday parties. It's something my parents always did for me when I was growing up, and it just wouldn't feel like a birthday celebration without one. I found a darling 2-shaped pinata at the local discount party store--only $10! But it was rainbow striped, and didn't match my party at all.
Did that stop me? Of course not! It's easy to re-decorate a pinata to fit your party theme.
To make a ruffled, frilled, fabulous pinata like this one, you'll need:
- A pinata, any shape, either store bought or homemade
- spray paint in your general color scheme
- crepe paper (I used just over two rolls for this pinata)
- needle and thread
- glue gun
Make more crepe paper ruffles (a contrasting color works especially well for the flower). Use a glue gun to glue the crepe paper ruffles to the felt circle, starting at the outside and working in to the center.
Once the flower is done, glue it to the pinata.
Beautiful pinatas are not only a great activity, but a dramatic, largedecorativeelement at any party. It's well worth the little bit of effort to make your pinata match the theme. It's even fun watching all that work get destroyed!
The smiles make it all worth it!