As summer arrives and the weather warms up more and more, parties start migrating outside to enjoy the sunshine and perhaps indulge in a barbecue, or a picnic. That’s great, but it does bring on the trouble of finding appropriate party games for people to play! Although some regular party games are fine to play outside, but sometimes you just fancy something a little bit different, and for those times, we think we’ve got just the thing! What could be more fun than hitting an inanimate object with a stick and having sweets fall out of it? Not much, right? Piñatas!
Because we’ve got a few different variations of piñata, we’ll start by going through the accessories. Although we do have a piñata that doesn’t require a basher, for the most part you can’t use a piñata without a basher! Our piñata basher is thirty centimetres in length, and super colourful so children will love playing with it. Of course we recommend adult supervision when using the piñata basher- no one wants a wayward child running around armed and dangerous! Our other essential for piñata bashing is a blindfold – it’s a one size fits all blindfold so is suitable for everyone, and makes hitting the piñata loads more fun. Again, we recommend adult supervision (particularly for the blindfold and piñata basher combination!) but we think this will make a great addition to your party!
Now on to the piñata toys themselves. Our Pirate piñata (linked here) makes a fantastic addition to boy’s birthday parties, and other garden parties! All you need to do is fill the pirate with little goodies, such as sweets, or small toys, and hang it up, ready for the little ones – and maybe not so little ones – to play with. The pirate is 23cm in height and 11cm wide, so plenty big enough for everyone to have a go with.
Something a little more suitable for girls’ parties is the ballet slipper piñata. The slipper is perfect for ballet themed parties, or even just parties with a lot of pink! As with the pirate, all you need to do is fill it with sweets and little treats for the children to gather up when they finally fall out of the piñata.
All you need to do is equip the little ones with a piñata bashing stick, and the blindfold if you fancy making things a little trickier and make sure everyone stands back while the bashing commences! We know children will love playing with these great piñata toys.
If you’re not overly keen on the idea of arming children with sticks and letting them loose, then perhaps this offering will be better for you. The Sun Pull piñata is a little different to the other two, not needing to be hit to release the treats. You simply pull the strings hanging from the bottom of the sun, and eventually all the goodies inside will spill out, ready to be collected!
We hope we’ve been able to give you a great idea for a summer garden party game! You can find everything we’ve talked about in this post here. The piñatas are £15-£19 each, the blindfold is 90p and the bashing stick is £2.70.