When I was studying abroad, my group got together to go out on Cinco de Mayo and our chilean friends could not understand why! None of use were Mexican, or from Mexico, yet we were determined to celebrated. Up until then I never gave the celebrations a second thought. We settled on the fact Americans just like an excuse to celebrate (not that we need one)! And as a melting pot of a country why not celebrate as much as possible (hello St. Patricks day).
I am a big fan of facebook and google invitations for events, it makes it much easier to coordinate the guest list, communicate changes, remind people, etc. But I am not sure I will ever tire of real invitations.
I got the idea of mini pinatas with the invitations and information inside a while back, and it turned out just how I pictured it. Rarely does that happen, so I am taking it as a sign this DIY will return for future events.
I used this image as an outline. I copied it in to photoshop (you can use word or powerpoint) and sized it to shape. Then cut a rough outline (I cut off the tail) placed it on a piece of cardboard and traced as best I could the black lines with an exacto knife. I repeated until I had enough pieces for all the invitations. I then cut thin strips about 2 inches to be the joining piece between the front and back.
I then did the next step two ways.
The first way I hot glued the thin strip to the back along the lines, let it dry, filled it with candy, confetti, and the invitations, then hot glued the front.
The second way is I used painters tape. I placed the think strip on the outside outline of the donkey and just taped away.
I think cut strips of tissue paper, and frayed it, next time I will be using these.
I glued the strips in place wrapping them along the cardboard. Start from the bottom and work up! Then I added a string, name tag, and “smash me!” tag, and delivered them! They could easily be mailed, as long they are under 13 oz, but just adding a mailing sticker to the front! Who wouldn’t be excited to come home to a piñata in your mail, or on your door handle, after a long day of work and traffic, and get to smash something! There should be more piñatas in life.