How Much Does a Pinata Cost?
A pinata is often found at birthday parties or even a family gathering. Made of a paper-mache, the pinata can be decorated with various colors or even come as a character. The objective of a pinata is to hit it until it breaks open, and once it has broken open, candy or whatever has been placed inside of it will come out. The cost of a pinata will depend on the size of it and where it’s purchased.
How much is it?
- On average, a pinata can cost anywhere from $8 to as much as $30.
- Pinatas can often come in different types of characters such as Elmo, Mario, Darth Vader, etc. Character based pinatas can often cost more, falling between $13 and $30. Some of the most popular types include Sponge Bob, Minnie Mouse and dinosaurs.
- Giant pinatas that are bigger than the traditional pinata can often cost $59 to $99 depending on the design.
- A custom pinata that is made from a picture can cost $79 to $115 depending upon the size and the complexity of the design.
- For instance, the popular Rainbow Donkey Pinata retails for $16 to as much as $19. This is a colorful pinata that resembles a donkey.
- PartyCity.com, for example, has a wide variety of pinatas and games available for sale. Their selection widely varies anywhere from $14 to $30.
What are the extra costs?
- Pinatas are often filled with a variety of candy. A bag of candy can often cost $3 to $10 depending upon the type of candy that is placed inside.
- The objective of a pinata is to break it down until it opens up. Since you do not want people bashing it while they can see it since this can be too easy, a blindfold is recommended. A blindfold can often cost $1 to $5. If you want to be frugal, consider wrapping a t-shirt or towel around the hitter’s face.
- To hit the pinata, a bat or something hard such as a large stick will be required.
What is going to be included?
- A pinata will be made from a paper-mache type material. Most will have colorful designs or will resemble something.
- A customized version will often be made to resemble a picture that you can send.
Tips to know:
- Take a look at the children (or adults) that are going to be at the party using this pinata. If the children are under the age of two, try to get a pinata offered for this age group. Pinatas designed for younger children are often made for weaker hits.
- Pinatas can come in two different types. One uses a draw string, which can release the insides with a pull of a string; the other includes the traditional kind that requires force to break it open.
How can I save money?
- If purchasing from a local retailer, consider looking for some sort of coupon code. Many coupon codes are offered by many major retailers such as Party City.
- Try not to be too cheap with a pinata as you may get what you pay for. A cheaper material can wear away rather easily, while a durable material may be harder to break open.