TheMisterT’s upcoming milestone birthday is a couple weeks before the celebration we’re having on the Oregon Coast, but I’m still going to do it up here at home!
Any time the word “piñata” comes up he quotes El Guapo from Three Amigos, “Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?” So, I decided to wrap his gifts in a plethora of piñatas! I’m counting six as a “plethora”!
This is another hot cocoa cannister and the envelope for the Little Oven Box Card.
These are all the style of piñatas that you can pull open with a ribbon or string rather than bash with a stick. We don’t have a good place to set that up and can’t count on there being dry weather in May to do it outside, plus… some things in these shouldn’t fall from a height.
We’ve a running joke about 100% yak and 15% yak, so I decided to put to use this fun yak die set I picked up some months ago and make every piñata a yak piñata. One the backs of those that have exposed backs, I used die-cut “100%” labels in various fonts and papers.
And a shot of the back, just because they we such a cheery sight hanging in the woodshed door for this photo shoot! I plan to hang them up with the Underpants Pennant Bunting I made a couple weeks ago.
¡Muchas gracias! I picked up the typewriter and meat wrapping papers at a sale a few months ago to wrap gifts for TheMisterT in them, but not realizing I would piñatafy them! Because I wanted the gifts inside to fall out - and those gifts are both shirts - I wrapped them tightly in the same papers. So fun!
I guess I was not clear that these are not for his party! It’ll just be the three of us here for his actual birthday, but still decoration and activity!
(Linda -2023 is a use the good stuff year! :us:)
I love how all out you have gone to celebrate with your special birthday person! Lots of fun projects that are unique and have personal meaning to you both! These are really pretty…and I suppose they are also reusable since they are not smashed?
Aw, thanks! And I would say that the 3 cylinders of them are highly reusable - very sturdy and could easily substitute the yak for something else or nothing. The others are built on semi-rickety substrates.
You are going all out in all the ways and I love it! You have put in so much effort for his birthday, how can he not feel like the most special 50 year old around?
The piñatas look great and definitely amount to a plethora! What a fun way to wrap his gifts!
Before I read, when I was scrolliing, I was expecting to see his age on the back of the Yak. I saw 100, and it had me laughing! Love the pinata idea! Once, I filled a pinata with glitter and my friend’s gift. When she smashed it, it glitter went everywhere. Everytime I see a pinata, I think of that!