Piñatas are always wonderful and a big to-do at birthday celebrations. Of course, the best part is when the piñata breaks apart, and kids scream with joy as candy, toys, and confetti fly everywhere. Here are some suggestions to fill it to the brim, and keep those treasures stored inside so they won't fall out before their cue!
The obvious choices to fill up a piñata are with candy, toys, and confetti. However, don't pick any party favors that are too heavy and will fall out hurting someone when the piñata is broken. Also keep in might that packaged candy works better then loose sweets with no wrapping. Choices like packaged M&M's, Skittles, small lollipops, Dots, Nerds, and peppermints are all good fillers. Also choose small toys and confetti that can't be swallowed and are age appropriate is always good to keep in mind.
Usually piñatas have a pre-designated hole that you just need to pull or cut open. However, for those where you have to make your own, try picking a spot located either on the back, side, or top of the piñata. Usually these areas have a little more space to fill up so you can have lots of goodies for kids. Just take a knife or scissors and make a small flap, stuff the piñata, and then reseal the flap using tape to secure the treats inside.
Try not to fill the piñata days before the party, the items inside could melt and become less enjoyable. No kid wants little green army men to melt in the sun if the piñata’s already done the job for them? Just prep it the day of, keep it in a cool location, and you're ready for an afternoon of fun and entertainment with your piñata!