Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

Balloon Pinata

 

 

 

I don't know if it's just me, or if it works this way for most people, but at least in my world, parties seem to usually be a last minute thing. We decide a day or two ahead of time that we will "have people over" and next thing you know you are throwing an all out party and have just enough time to clean the house and get food sorted out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is what has happened for this weekend. We invited some people over, then invited a few more, then suddenly realized that we have quite a few people coming. Usually a bunch of them are kids so I always try to have something fun for them to do. While browsing Pinterest this morning (too busy for Pinterest is not a thing in this house.  It does not happen.) I happened upon this brilliant idea from The Gunny Sack and just had to do it! 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

I went to the party store and bought a bunch of small and/or squishable stuff and balloons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

Following Tonia's suggestions I used a wide mouth drink bottle,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

cut off the top, and stretched the balloon over the top. (It helps to blow up the balloon first to stretch it out.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

Shove the stuff inside the balloon. (You'll notice that this balloon isn't on as far as the first one was. I had a hard time getting that first one off so I did it a bit differently after that.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

I intended to put a bunch of confetti inside too so that it would go all over when they popped, but the pointy ends on the stars kept popping my balloons so I eventually gave up on that idea. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

When you have everything inside, pull the balloon off the spout,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

and blow it up. If you look closely, you can see the stuff inside the bottom on the balloon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

Add some ribbon and find a place to hang the balloons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

Then get the kids ready to play!

We rounded up the neighbors to use as guinea pigs:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

We gave each kid a toothpick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

It was sharp enough to pop the balloons,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

but not so sharp that they didn't have to work at it a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

They all had a lot of fun,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Poppin' Balloon Pinatas

 

 

 

and got to keep a pile of treasures.

Sounds like a blast, right?

Pardon the pun ;-) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more fun kids games:

hula hoop game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tabletop Tic Tac Toe

 

 

 

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