Whilst piñatas must rank as one of the only toys in the world deliberately made to be broken, they can simply be hung as beautiful centrepieces. Whatever the occasion, we should be able to provide you with a festive piñata to suit...

Piñatas were originally made in Mexico with a clay pot base and many people still make a living selling just the pot for people to decorate as they wish. However, clay pot piñatas have mostly been replaced by papier maché versions. One reason for this is that broken pot pieces can be dangerous to children. These papier maché creations are then beautified with crepe paper, other coloured paper and other items. 

Piñatas today come in all shapes and sizes, with many representing cartoon or other characters known to most children. For Christmas, the traditional star shape is very popular as it is associated with the Star of Bethlehem. However for the most part piñata designs have become a great tool  to celebrate birthdays, Halloween and weddings, or any other festive occasion!