How to Play the Pinata Party Game


Step by Step Instructions:

Whether you are hosting an adult or k ids indoor or outdoor party, the pinata party game is bound to be the highlight of the party. It’s a great birthday party game. Furthermore, it’s a great party game idea for any other occasion as well. Traditionally, the pinata party game is the “main feature” of a kid’s outdoor birthday party. Normally, the traditional pinata game as described below is played as an outdoor party game. The exception is when the party area is a large garage, auditorium, or other indoor facility of appropriate size. If your party game area is limited to indoors, we suggest you look at our pull pinata indoor party game .

1. First, make sure you have everything needed to play the party game, such as a rope, a place from where you’re going to suspend the pinata (such as a tree branch, a basketball hoop, two adults holding ends of a rope with a pinata hanging in middle, etc.), pinata candy and/or toy stuffers (can include large confetti), a pinata buster stick and blindfolds for the participants.

2. Fill the pinata with the goodies before guests arrive at the party, so that they won’t know what surprises are inside. This gives the kids an element of surprise for the outdoor party game ahead.

3. Before the party game commences, you may use the pinata as a festive centerpiece. When you’re ready to begin the party game, take the pinata and hang it from the designated place in the party game area.

4. Organize the kids in a line, starting with the smallest one all the way to the tallest one. If the boy or girl is very young, they won’t require a blindfold. Traditionally, children over 3 years old are blindfolded, then spun around a few times, provided with the pinata buster stick and let loose to play the party game by hitting the pinata.

5. For safety’s sake, while a child is hitting the pinata during the game, all other children must be kept away (a minimum 15′ radius is recommended) from the hitter. Furthermore, the child should have completely ceased to hit the pinata before you allow the other children to go grab the goodies spilled on floor. This safety instruction is of utmost importance and cannot be emphasized enough.

6. Allow each child to hit the pinata at least a couple of times before you move on to the next child.
To make the pinata party game even more fun, the pinata must be swung up and down, and guests must be encouraged to misdirect the pinata hitter (if the pinata is down, tell the hitter the pinata is up, etc).

You may also want to throw candy with your hands while the pinata is being hit. To make sure that all kids have fun, make sure that all children have gotten some candy at the end of the game.