When I first read AJ's post on how to make a pull-string pinata, I had no idea what he was talking about. Pull strings? No bat? No blindfolds? Then, last weekend, my son attended a 6yo's birthday party where a pull-string pinata was the big finale. Let me tell you, it was brilliant. All the excitement and suspense, none of the near-brainings. There was still a dogpile when the candy fell out, but on the whole the process felt more humane.
(Here's how the pinata went over at AJ's daughter's 2nd birthday party.)
Any pinata hacks to share? Minimum age? How/where to hang it? How to moderate the whacking/string-pulling? What to fill it with? How to (or should you) regulate the post-pinata loot grab?