I've been making pinatas all weekend. I have some more complex instructions I'll be posting over the next few weeks, and some variations on this particular project. Here is a bumblebee pinata tutorial from last May. I love tablescapes, and favors. They are just so personal....and so festive. I also love anything in miniature. ...and to say dessert is my favorite course would be an understatement. I saw the idea for using pinatas as a wedding favor, and I decided to adapt this idea to a fiesta and use these as a table setting....filled with dinner desserts.
First, some really simple pinata making instructions. I blew up a small balloon to about 5 inches.
In fact, the more layers, the harder the pinata. I do at least 10 layers of newspaper glue/water.
Cut strips of tissue (about 2 inches wide). Fold, and slice halfway down on the fold.
At this point you can fill your balloon with pinata mix....
...OR...better yet, dessert! Make the balloon's hole a little larger and add your favorite fiesta foods: Pecan Sandies, Chewy Pralines, Hot Pepper Sugar Cookies (I made these using 1/2 of a heart shaped sugar cookie), and Chicklets.Tie a piece of candy to a string with a tag attached.
Cover the hole with a piece of tissue paper.
At the end of dinner guest can pull on the tag to find out what's on the dessert menu....assuming they don't read your blog entry before the dinner party.