The classic piñata, a great hit at children’s birthday parties because of the destruction and huge supply of lollies. However it can be a bit lame for our teenagers at Youth. Will it piñata? is an awesome twist on the classic Mexican game that encourages even more destruction and some creativity.
What you need?
A baseball bat
A long amount of rope to suspend the Piñatas
A pulley system so as to hang, reset and adjust the height of the piñata
Tarp/ black plastic
Piñatas – Get creative here. We aren’t using a normal Piñata but rather trying other everyday objects and seeing if they can replace a Piñata. Examples are – A watermelon, A cake, A fax machine/ printer, a fish, a guitar, etc.
Clean up crew
What to do
Aim of the game – to smash up Piñatas and let teenagers go crazy for free lollies.
You will need to figure out your pulley system first. You may simply have a beam that you can run a rope over. If you don’t have a beam you will need to buy a fixed pulley system and fix that to your ceiling or anything else that is above head height.
Once the pulley is setup you need to make sure you have figured out a way to hang each of your Piñatas.
Lay down black plastic so that it will catch the mess.
Hang your first piñata and get a volunteer up.
Blindfold them and hand them a baseball bat.
Spin them around a few times to add a slight challenge to the game.
Make sure the Piñata is at the right height for the contestant and let them swing.
You can change contestants every time they miss, however this can lead to a slow game if you are not prepared.
When the lollies fly out just let your group swarm on them.
Setup the next piñata and repeat.
Make sure you MCs are switched on to hype the crowd up and create anticipation as to what Piñata may be next and the destruction the will ensue.