There should be at least three adults supervising the party: one to pull the rope up and down and two to keep children safe from the swinging stick.
Before the party starts, cut a hole in the top of the pinata and fill with candy. The pinata can also be filled with jewelry, trinkets, and confetti. Our pinatas will hold up to 10 lbs of candy, enough for about 50 children. If the pinata has more than one cavity be sure to fill each of the cavities so that the party will last longer. Tie a rope to the wire hook, toss rope over a horizontal tree branch or beam, and pull the pinata up high.
Line the children up from smallest to tallest and have them hold hands to form a circle around the pinata. Smallest children should go first. Eyes are covered with a bandana and the child is spun around. With a stick the blindfolded child should try to hit the pinata while an adult raises and lowers it. Allow each child two or three swings before moving on to the next child.
Keep the other children at least 15 feet away from the swinging stick. Be sure that all swinging has completely stopped before anyone dives for the fallen candy.