The piñata is hung from the ceiling; each person is given a chance to be blindfolded and swing at the piñata three times with a bat to try to break it. When it breaks and the candy falls, there is a free-for-all to get some treats. Maybe adults will be better at only taking their "share" than a couple of my girls have been - we've had to work on this aspect.
Cadette Leader, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Let the balloon dry in a warm place for 3 or 4 days. Fill with candy (I always put enough candy for each of the participants - I use a baggy for each girl, and I only put in candy that can survive a pounding!!!) (Taffy, gum, that sort of thing; anything brittle comes out as a powder!)
Decorate the outside of the piñata.
Then I hang it from the basket ball hoop - and with a blind fold and a baseball bat I'm ready.
I have rules!!!!! No one crosses a certain line on the floor unless they are the one to swing! (If there isn't a line on the floor, I put one there with masking tape!) No one is to swing the bat until we say GO! (We've never had any one get hit this way!) Each person is lead up over the line, blindfolded and spun a couple of times. Then they are to hold still till everyone is out of the swinging zone.
There is a person holding the rope of the piñata. If there is a large group and I am concerned that everyone won't get a chance, I might raise the piñata so that the current swinger doesn't connect too hard.
After the entire group has had a turn, I continue letting each person in the line come up for a swing until the piñata breaks apart. Everyone gets a little baggy of candy and everyone has a safe time and everyone has a BLAST!!
Jane Maddin @}'-,-'--
1st Orleans Pathfinders, Orleans, Ontario, Canada
Troops 340 and 346, Midland, Michigan, USA
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