With the worst of the pandemic waning my SIL is heading back to the US right away. She’d come home, along with my niece, to wait it out here where there was family support. That meant I’ve gotten to see my niece a whole bunch more… and this weekend, on the eve of their return home, she turned six. I decided I’d make a pinata and stuff it full of treats.
I picked a tutorial off the internet – this one in fact – and gave it a shot. Being an experienced crafter I made two in case one was a colossal failure. That meant both made it all the way to the end stage out of sheer orneriness and I ended up with two strawberry pinatas.
We hung one at the party for the small folks to whack at and it was pretty good. All of them got a few swings and everyone got a little bag of candy and silly toys. It was a party in the park, with the kids playing in the spray park, eating cupcakes and throwing frisbees. There were just enough kids to make it loud and cheerful.
I’m now thinking of making a bit more nerdy pinata for the yearly gaming party in the fall to celebrate the return to Face to Face events.