A Piñata is made of papier-mâché to form the shape of popular and traditional characters depending on your party's theme and is then filled with sweets and small toys.
The idea is that an adult hangs the piñata by a rope from a tree branch, clothes line or other suitable point and each player takes it in turns while blindfolded to hit the piñata with a stick until it breaks open – ensure there is adult supervision at all times.
As soon as it is broken all the goodies fall out for everyone to share. To avoid young children being disappointed, it would be a good idea to put small goody bags inside with each child's name on it. You can either have a go at making your own Pinata or buy one - check out our list of Party Suppliers many of whom stock Pinatas.