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What's the History of the Pinata


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Children and adults alike love the party ritual of smashing a Pinata filled with lollies...who can deny their love of this fun filled party activity?    So where does the idea of Pinatas come from and what is the history of the Pinata?

Pinatas have most commonly been associated with a Mexican tradition, but originated in China and were typically made of paper-mâché.    Marco Polo is believed to have seen Chinese paper figures of bulls and other animals covered with colored paper and filled with seeds. When struck with a stick, the seeds spilled out.   

The idea of breaking a container filled with treats came to Europe in the 14th century and the name "Pignatta" was introduced.    The Spanish took this European tradition to Mexico and it was renamed and used in relgious ceremonies.   Today the smashing of a piñata is still part of Mexican culture and now in most western cultures, however it now more about fun and has lost its religious character.

Pinatas are a fun activity which can add a whole new dynamic to a party, whether for a child or adult.

 

70's Party - Groovy Baby

Planning a 70's party?   What about a Platform Shoe Pinata to help you celebrate?   Couldn't be more fun if it tried!

Disco Party

Just imagine all your guests on the dance floor and then you producing this fabulous Disco Ball Pinata!   We can see all the smashed lollies on the dancefloor!

Mexican Party

A Mexican Sombrero - the perfect party treat after a beautiful mexican meal - can you think of a better way to end your Mexican party, than smashing this Pinata with your guests!



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