Adult Piñatas

A decent idea I had turned into an even better one by my fiancé. Let me start from the beginning…

Yet another quirk of mine (they are endless) is that I stage an elaborate photo of myself for each major holiday. I dress up, buy props, snap an image, compose a sappy message, and send it out to my contact list. Last Friday I was at Walmart looking at items for my Easter message. I went down an aisle and immediately I could sense something staring at me. I snapped my head and immediately locked eyes with a large Easter Bunny piñata.

I was on the fence of whether I wanted to buy the thing strictly for my Easter message. Sure it would look really cool (and pretty creepy) but was it worth the $20? Suddenly I realized something…

I could purchase the bunny piñata and use it for my photo on Saturday (I usually have the photo shoot for my holiday image the day before) and then stuff it with candy for Sidney’s niece and nephew on Sunday! What an idea! Slightly embarrassed I grabbed the large piñata, hauled it to the checkout line, and carried it across the parking lot to my car.

The bunny piñata I purchased up against my car.

The bunny piñata I purchased up against my car.

The next day I set up my photo shoot and Photographer Sidney grabbed my iPhone to take the images. With the silly portion of the bunny’s duties over, it was time to focus on what it was really meant for. Sidney and I went to the grocery store and she spent as much money on candy as I did for the piñata. We took the bunny and goods to Sidney’s parents’ house to stuff it.

As Sidney dropped candy into its back, the best idea of the weekend popped into her head.

“I don’t know if this has been thought of before,” Sidney started out, “but how cool would it be if they made adult piñatas?”

She went on to elaborate about her epiphany. Sid explained that an adult piñata could be stuffed with mini liquor bottles, low value gift cards, and cash. Why stop there, though? I also envision items such as flash drives, 5-Hour Energies, cell phone chargers, and Orbit gum.

Don't mistake me for the piñata! I am actually just wearing bunny glasses.

Don’t mistake me for the piñata! I am actually just wearing bunny glasses.

The next day at the family Easter celebration, Sidney pitched her idea to her siblings, parents, and extended family. I would say the interest was low. However, that doesn’t mean one of my readers might not be fired up about it. Of course there is much more to be discussed. We didn’t even scratch the surface of what these piñatas would be shaped as or how the rules would be structured when it came to adults smacking the living heck out of it.

Sidney’s niece and nephew liked the piñata well enough. Without question they were much more excited about the two $1 bills I slipped into it rather than the enormous amount of candy that made the thing weigh ten pounds. Aside from Sidney getting accidentally pelted with the bat, I would say it was a success.

Russell and Harrison wait for the piñata to swing back their way before pelting it again.

Russell and Harrison wait for the piñata to swing back their way before pelting it again.

So while the bunny piñata might be gone, Sidney’s idea remains. What do you think? Would it catch on? Don’t Blink.

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