3rd Birthday Party :: Monkey Donkey Robot Piñata Theme (Part 4)

It’s Day Four of the MDRP madness and I’m wondering if anyone is still interested in all of this hullabaloo! Anyway, for the three of you that are still here, we’re getting into games today!Ever since I went to a street fair in Santa Barbara about 10 years ago, I have been kinda in love with cascarones – AKA confetti-filled eggs. I was hell bent on having these for the party just for the randomness of it all. I looked into buying them online but couldn’t find them cheap enough. I was going to suck it up and make them myself. Talk about a bonafide Pita! But the party gods were looking out for me and right after Easter I was walking through Wal-Mart (I know… curses for the big man!) and I spied with my little eye piles and piles of cascarones! I couldn’t believe my peepers! Price check? $1 per dozen! Are you kidding me? Super happy party girl right here. You better believe I filled up my cart. I think I would have had to check into an insane asylum if I had to make them myself. Anyway, it goes without saying that they were a smash! Hee hee! I made all the kiddos find their parents and then crack them on their heads. What good sports my confetti-headed friends are! You should have seen all of our wine glasses! Such a hoot! I hung a Pin The Tail On The Donkey game up but didn’t force it on anyone. Some of the kiddos added a few tails but we (intentionally) never lined up to play. I just thought it was cute… and well, a donkey at a donkey party sure doesn’t hurt.Now for the tortilla toss.Huh? Okay, so backstory here. When I graduated college, instead of throwing our caps, we UofA Wildcats (Bear down!)
threw tortillas up into the air. Thousands and thousands of them! It was gorgeous! The problem was that I foolishly came prepared with flour tortillas when only corn ones really fly high. I always loved ending college that way but I always wanted a redo with corn.So in thinking of random games to play at this random party, I thought, why not toss a tortilla? No real object to this “game” just a chance for the kiddos to chuck food into the sky!

It was hilarious!This lasted until these guys……turned into this…Between the cascarones & the tossed tortillas, our backyard, house, and hair were total messes. I honestly do not know what we were thinking but it was so much fun it was worth the big fat mess. (Although my huz did spend his Father’s Day vacuuming – yes, vacuuming – our grass!)Oh but wait! There’s more! Of course you can’t have an MDRP party without a P! This huge piñata got smashed to bits but it took some major muscle.For the piñata bags, I gocco’d the design on plain brown paper sacks. The writing in the red banner said “Eat it all before bedtime.” I’m certain their parents appreciated that. I literally almost had a heart attack manning this part of the party. I’ve never had a piñata at a kid’s party before and it is intense! One of our sweet little party guests got whacked in the eye with the bat. I was happy when the piñata got smashed and it just turned into this crazy candy-grabbing free-for-all. So funny that I had a lawn full of tortillas & eggs but it was the piñata that stressed me out!Do I suggest copying any of these game ideas? Not if you’re a neat freak. But the kids had a total blast and it was hysterical to watch. I’d certainly do it again… just not any time soon!What a mess! But what a blast! The late night crew (well… late for the kids, anyway) threw an impromptu dance party. It was totally hilarious and adorable. I didn’t know kids could throw moves like that! Party on! We’re wrapping up this chaos tomorrow. Whoo hoo!
In case you missed anything:
Pre-Party : Invitations
Idea Thief : Painted Rock Napkin Weights
Part 1 : Decorations
Part 2 : Dessert & Food
Part 3 : Photobooth
Part 4 : Fun & Games


15 thoughts on “3rd Birthday Party :: Monkey Donkey Robot Piñata Theme (Part 4)

  1. As soon as I wake up each morning, get into work and feel the need to procrastinate a bit, I rush to your blog to see what clever new things you have posted about the MDRP party. I have loved following it each day this week…I don’t know what I am going to do tomorrow?!
    Thanks for sharing your brilliantly creative ideas!

  2. The tortilla throwing reminds me of Bay-to-Breakers! They do this at the beginning of the race – 3 blocks of tortilla strewing…fun fun fun 🙂

  3. I have loved reading your posts this week about the MDRP and seeing all of your amazing ideas!! Thanks for sharing it all =)

  4. Love every moment of this party- sooo fun!!! And I love your dress, matches so well with everything else!!! Well done 🙂

  5. I love the mess and that you got B to vacuum the grass! I am just dying with laughter as I imagine him out there doing it. He is such a great husband and def puts up with some hilariously whacky stuff and always with a smile. LOVE IT!

  6. My girl friend introduced me to your blog and I am OBSESSED! I just love all the wonderful details. I spent hours looking at your older posts the other day. I also threw tortillas at graduation as a Wildcat! Now that I know you are a fellow Wildcat I love you even more 😉

  7. I mean…. how do you come up with all of these ideas and make everything yourself? Seriously amazing! So creative. I am equal parts loving and hating you 🙂

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  9. I am just catching up on the party posts… love the MESS! You are an awesome mommy. We only had 2 dz eggs– I can only imagine your yard after 12 dz eggs + tortilla toss. LOVE IT ALL!!!!!

  10. I love your blog! I am not that creative at all and you give me ideas that makes me think that I can be creative. Could you tell me how you make the food labels and make it stay on the stick?

    • Hi there!
      Love your comment! Thanks for writing! I am a graphic designer so I made those on the computer, printed them out, then cut them and just taped them to a skewer. (The back isn’t pretty!) It’d be just as cute with handwriting, so don’t fear if you’re not computer-savvy… I’ve seen darling things done with a pen, paper, and scissors!

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