Inspired by this post, where I got some of the other ideas for the party too.
First my disclaimer: This was our first attempt at a homemade pinata.
I deflated the balloons and then spray painted.
Then we loaded them with treats.
I didn't have time to put any effort into the final stage of decorating the pinata, so this is the pathetic end result. The kids didn't care and some even recognized it as the Death Star. Given more time, I would have used paint to add the details.
The kids loved helping with this project. E said "paper mache is my thing, Ma".
We'll have to make some paper mache Easter Eggs this Spring. I think I could get into that a bit more than Star Wars.
...and that's a wrap, all the highlights from the big 7th birhday celebration. Now to plan the next party for the Little Miss...
"I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity."