Everything happens for a reason right? Well I guess it’s true in the case of this pinata. It’s been taking up space in my house in my exquisite party room area (other wise known as my husbands workshop for year’s now. LOL.. Obviously it’s never been used, even though it’s so beat up now that it looks like it has. Ha Ha. But seeing as it is Pinata Day, I found a use for it here. My daughter shot this photo for me.
As a parent of two children who’ve frequented many birthday parties over the years, I have to say the pinata does not hold a dear place in my heart. So many things can go wrong but why is it we watch video of pinatas going wrong and it makes us giggle?
Take this video for instance. WARNING: Perhaps not suitable for young children.
Where did the pinata come from? Well According to the website Day Of The Year, “While the tradition of the piñata is typically thought of as originating in Mexico, the real history of this most entertaining toy and candy delivery system is actually must older. Sometime in the 14th century an idea became popular. That idea was filling a container with prizes and smacking the heck out of it until it showered down its delicious and/or fun entrails. Sorry, was that too graphic?
The name piñata is actually a variation of the Italian pignatta, and it was brought to Mesoamerica by the Spanish conquistadors. When they arrived in Mexico, they actually underwent an interesting transformation, becoming deeply entrenched with religious significance. The traditional piñata (rather than those used for parties and such) is actually a sphere with seven points issuing from it, one for each of the seven deadly sins. The attack of the piñata is actually meant to demonstrate the battle of the soul against temptation and evil, with the contents being the rewards of the ever after. Surprisingly deep for a papier-mâché ball of treats and prized, isn’t it?” ~Day Of The Year~
There is a video on how to make an easy pinata below, but perhaps you’d rather make a pinata cake instead?
For more details on the pinata rainbow cake click HERE
Here’s that easy way to make a pinata!
If you can’t get enough of the pinata laughs, here are some more “fun” clips. WARNING: Perhaps not suitable for small children.
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