Parenting, Photography

Piñata Face

May 4, 2015

Although commonly believed to have originated in Mexico that piñata actually came from Europe, according to the all-knowing, invaluable resource Wikipedia. The Spanish took it to Mexico where they pimped the shit out of it and made it what it is today.

There were no piñatas at the birthday parties of my childhood but now they’re pretty popular at kid’s parties.

They are a fun activity, they are cultural, and mostly they keep the kids entertained for 20 minutes so you can hook into the cheap knock-off Corona you bought at ALDI.

We had a piñatastrophe this year.

It was too heavy and tore off its rope binding in a matter of minutes but it was still whole. Then one of the manly men fixing it royally rooted it by standing on the strings that open it up completely.

We MacGuyvered the shit out of that thing because we were not ready for the game to be over. Not by a long shot. We hadn’t even really got to the raucous bit.

We fixed that piñata good and went on to piñata joy.

I actually don’t rate a party without a piñata.

Why so harsh, you ask?

Because watching children get all Lord of the Flies over a piñata is the funniest thing ever. It just never gets old.

The lolly lust builds, their resolve hardens and they bash the crap out of that papier mache creation just dying to bust into the sweet, forbidden contents inside.

I didn’t take many pictures at all of the kid’s birthday party on Saturday because I decided to take the day off….except for the piñata.

Piñata is serious business.

This is the face of piñata.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Gary Lum May 4, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I like adult piñata parties. The piñata is a head of someone you don’t like and you beat the crap out of it until all the insides fall out 😀 After the beating, the euphoria begins…

  • Reply Glen May 4, 2015 at 8:02 am

    A few determined faces there, and some natural baseball batting positions…..great pics!! Loved it!!

  • Reply Carolyn @ Champagne Cartel May 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Great photos! We had a piñata at my big girl’s fifth birthday that stubbornly refused to crack for any of the children. Enter her dad, who took a giant swing, missed completely, spun in an out of control arc and took out a little girl. Best party ever.

    • Reply Danielle May 5, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      I love that story so hard…. video! video! video!
      I know there is one.

  • Reply Sam Stone May 4, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    We always have a pinata.
    One year it was raining so the kids were inside….a dad was brave enough to hold the pinata string while the kids beat the shit out of it!! Thankfully no-one was injured.

    • Reply Danielle May 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Ha! Sounds like a scene from a movie!

  • Reply Kate May 4, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Fantastic photos. I like the idea of having pinata’s for adult parties too 🙂

    • Reply Danielle May 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Drunken piñata sounds fun…and dangerous!

  • Reply Sonia from Sonia Styling May 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    The focus. The steely determination. The frustration. The desperation. Better than the Olympics!

    • Reply Danielle May 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      how serious are those little faces?? Love it!

  • Reply San May 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I was SO expecting to see a photo of YOU bashing the crap outta’ that thang!!!!

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