30+ Birthday Piñata Filler Ideas Other Than Candy
May 29, 2019

Birthday piñata filler ideas other than candy

30+ Fun Birthday Piñata Filler Ideas Other Than Candy

Looking for birthday piñata filler ideas that aren’t candy!? It’s tough sometime to know what to use. You may be asking: What’ll fit in the hole? Will it survive the impact? There isn’t a hole! How do you fill a piñata with no hole!? No worries, I’ll take you through everything you need for a stress-free birthday piñata experience in this Birthday Piñata series!

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Non-Candy Piñata Filler Ideas 

I’ve gathered a list of 30+ Non-Candy Piñata Fillers. Whether you are looking to lower your party sugar quantities {If you are, I applaud you!} or just want to mix it up a little. Here are some of the best birthday party tested piñata filler ideas for you:

Piñata Filler Classics:

  • Temporary Tattoos*
  • Plastic animals*
  • Slinkies
  • Mini bubbles
  • Finger puppets
  • Silly putty
  • Glow sticks
  • Jumping frogs
  • Toy cars
  • Mini tops
  • Rubber duckies

Healthier Food Options:

  • Snack bags of gold fish crackers
  • Fruit snacks
  • Clementines
  • Bags of baby carrots
  • Boxes of raisins
  • Granola bars

Creative or Crafty Fillers: 

  • Pencils*
  • Erasers*
  • Ink stamps*
  • Mini notepads*
  • Stickers*
  • Crayons
  • Mini pens
  • Mini Playdoh
  • Legos

Things to Wear:

  • Hair Ties*
  • Hair Bows or clips
  • Rings
  • Beaded necklaces
  • Finger trap
  • Sunglasses

And my VERY FAVORITE…..Bouncy balls!

The bouncy balls go crazy when the piñata gets cracked and are almost as much fun chasing after as the piñata is to hit!

Choose Your Favorite Non-Candy Piñata Fillers then Customize!

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Choose your favorite toy suggestions then add couple themed items. All goodies above marked with an asterisk* can easily be customized for your particular theme. Some examples we’ve done in the past include:

Have a Birthday Piñata without Breaking the Bank!

Mexican Piñata - Birthday piñata filler ideas other than candy

You can go crazy and buy a giant birthday piñata and fill it up completely. OR you can choose fun items for quality over quantity. Think about the piñata AS THE PARTY FAVOR. Give each child an empty favor box or bag to collect their piñata prizes.

Or better yet, for the younger crowd, avoid the scramble by filling the piñata with pre-made favor bags. One for each guest assures no one leaves in tears. But make sure to add a little drama by adding biodegradable confetti and flower petals for the classic “burst piñata” moment!

Healthier Piñata Filler Food Options

When filling the piñata with food we’ll need to be careful it doesn’t rip open and spill out. I’ve seen way too many little fistfuls of dirty candy in my day!

  • Nestle a clementine inside a large plastic egg
  • Add a sticker to the top and bottom of the raisin box
  • Commercially packaged foods are made with impact in mind and will usually fare well

Creative or Crafty Birthday Piñata Fillers

Fish party favor bags - Birthday piñata filler ideas other than candy

Craft or art supplies are another potentially damaged item.

  • Choose supplies in a single piece – solid pencil VS stacking points
  • Rubber band crayons together for added strength
  • Group together supplies in a cute favor bag like these fish!

Is Your Birthday Piñata Ready to Go?

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I hope with all these ideas you feel confident to get out there and fill the perfect piñata! If you’re having trouble finding one, or aren’t sure if you should try making your own, check out the rest of this Birthday Piñata series. {coming soon!}

Until next time my friend,

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