You don't have to throw a fiesta-themed birthday party to use a piñata. Premade piñatas come in a variety of shapes, sizes and even popular cartoon characters. And if you can't find the one you want at the store, all you need is flour, water, newspaper and decorative tissue paper to make your own. Just be sure to secure the piñata tightly to whatever it's hanging from to ensure that it doesn't fall before guests can whack it open.
If you're working with a tight budget, a piñatas and its candy contents can also perform double duty as a party game and as take-home favors. It's a festive birthday staple that's sure to please parents and kids alike.