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#1 lafonda

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

Trying to get supplies for DS' pinata, it everyone comes there will be

2 x 18 month olds
3 yo
2 x 4 yo
5 yo
8 yo
2 x 11 yo

What would you include? I'm not against sugar or plastic.


#2 Emby

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (lafonda @ 23/11/2012, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Trying to get supplies for DS' pinata, it everyone comes there will be

2 x 18 month olds
3 yo
2 x 4 yo
5 yo
8 yo
2 x 11 yo

What would you include? I'm not against sugar or plastic.


Cheap slap bands. Fun, not too heavy, and baby-friendly size.
Rubber animals

Not sure on the sweety line - normally I go anything that's individually wrapped, but hard lollies could be a problem with little kids around. Tiny chocolate bars, perhaps? Minties?

Don't do jumping beans. We tried that in our last pinata, and the whackin' just destroyed them totally.

#3 Julie3Girls

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

Go to somewhere like Big W - they have packs of party favours. Girly ones with necklaces, bangles etc.  More neutral ones with little toys, parachute men, etc.

Lollies - you get bulk packs of the little pack of lollies (gummi/trolli type).  Things like freddo frogs, good for the little ones to eat. Lollipops.

Just a hint, when filling the pinata, don't put everything in the pinata. Keep some to the side. It's handy in case you have a shy child who holds back from the rush when the thing breaks, and then ends up teary because she doesn't get anything.
Or be prepared to re-distribute the loot if the bigger kids end up with overflowing bags original.gif

#4 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

I'd do stickers, mini packets of Smarties/ kit kats etc, mini packets of sultanas, chuppa chupps, freddos. Spotlight have some bits and pieces for pinatas.

#5 lafonda

Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:04 AM

Thanks everyone, great ideas!

Like the idea of having some stuff saved for the shy kids too

#6 BadCat

Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

You could try this place if you want to buy online.


Lots of stuff to suit heaps of different themes.

#7 baddmammajamma

Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:33 PM






Aldi has notoriously cheap pinata stuffing lollies -- as does Big W. I wouldn't bother with the little plastic toys (they often break in the process & it's hard to get something that kids over a large age span will like). Totally agree with Julie3Girls's advice about keeping a side stash for the reluctant pinata player.

Have fun!

P.S: Personally, I would keep the 18 month olds out of the pinata fray.

Edited by baddmammajamma, 24 November 2012 - 01:34 PM.

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