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What do I stuff this pinata with?

Asked by SoapChef (2968points) September 29th, 2008

I am throwing a retirement party for my brother and need some fun and different ideas to stuff this cement truck pinata. He is a master diesel mechanic who ran the truck shop at a Sand and Gravel place. His interests are cars, trucks and oh, cars! He rebuilds race car carboraters and distributors on the side. He is a funny, witty and a dear. I am trying to make this party really special, he deserves it. Now my other brother, oy!

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chyna's avatar

How about matchbox type cars?

poofandmook's avatar

I thought the same thing… but that’d be a nasty clunk on the head for anyone who was under it! LOL

gailcalled's avatar

Buy the toy trucks and cars, paste a number on them. Put little tags with the numbers on them in the pinata…you could do the same for any tools he does not own, or any other heavy gifts, like new batteries or jumper cables, flares, or orange cones. Then match number with gifts.

poofandmook's avatar

Or you could tape those numbered tags to fun-size candy bars so they don’t get mixed up with pinata guts :)

SoapChef's avatar

Thanks, all good ideas, keep em coming!

maybe_KB's avatar

A wide array of car related stuff like:
* Car fresheners
* Hot Wheels
* Wheel covers (they roll up really small…unlike their fluffy pink cousins)
* Tiny licence plates (u can personalize a phrase or wtvr on them)
* Harley, Corvette, Hummer etc..etc.. key chains
Stuff like that.
I’m sure more vehicle related items (that’ll fit in the pinata)will come to you once strolling down a party favor isle.
:)

Comedian's avatar

needles! or….um…some sort of spiky objects. MWUAHAHAHA!!!! No I would just put in candy

blastfamy's avatar

go with mini wrenches from home depot!

simone54's avatar

Fill it with sand and gravel.

blastfamy's avatar

@simone54, Then It wouldn’t break.

Mini bottles of captain Morgan’s will have the crowd running as if it were candy, though.

simone54's avatar

Yeah right it would be awesome. The first couple hits would just make loud THUD and then it would split open and pour sand and gravel everywhere.

tWrex's avatar

Put a split in the pinata so it’s two sections. Put water in half and quick dry cement in the other half. That’d be awesome. I’d hate to clean it up though. Oh! What about just putting water balloons in it!

I think a micro-machine might knock out poor Aunt Selma. Are there gummi cars? That would be super sweet. Found em! expensive though. Maybe get some chocolate cars to go with it. I dunno. If you could get rum filled chocolate cars, you’d be in like flynn!

La_chica_gomela's avatar

You could look for car/truck themed confetti somewhere like party city, and mix it in with the other pinata guts, whatever you decide, candy, matchcars, etc

they usually have a lot of that type of stuff in the boys’ birthdays type section, bob the builder, disney’s ‘cars’ etc

you could order some of those M&Ms off the internet that you can personalize. i don’t know if you can get them in ‘fun size’ packages, but if not, you could make your own with little cellophane bags. i received a party favor like that recently. it was adorable.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ve seen little car shaped chocolates wrapped in foil painted to look like little NASCAR racers. I believe I saw some at Cost Plus World Market. Those would be fun.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

super cute! GA astro!

SoapChef's avatar

Great ideas, you guys rock!

Allie's avatar

Fill it with caution tape confetti. =)

Judi's avatar

go to oriental.com I am sure you will be able to find plastic equivelant to matchbox cars and all sorts of other cute toys.

Knotmyday's avatar

Gummi Bears and Swedish fish. In the packages.

Nimis's avatar

Knot: Gross. Don’t think I want to be eating possible relatives and friends.

gailcalled's avatar

@nimis: you have turned quickly into a fluther alpha search engine. How did you remember or find that?

Knotmyday's avatar

I think the operative phrase is “discerning palates.” GBs and SFs are yummy and non fattening.

Be not afraid.

Nimis's avatar

Gail: I have an amazing knack for remembering things I will probably never really need to know.
The things I do need to know…an entirely different matter unfortunately.

Maybe Andrew and Ben don’t really need to improve the search engine.
They just need to hire me! =P

gailcalled's avatar

@NImis; the second laugh of the night you have provided me.

SoapChef's avatar

Update on the pinata filling… Today I purchased candy, Hershey, York and Reeses flavored chapsticks, mini rubber chickens and single serving Spam!!!!

Nimis's avatar

Gail: Glad I can provide you with a little bit of entertainment!
[does a little jellyfish jig]

gailcalled's avatar

@nim: wouldn’t that be a Quadrille with all those legs?

blastfamy's avatar

@nimis, is that, like, bouncing tentacles?

Nimis's avatar

Gail: Maybe the Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha?
Oh dear. I think I’ve just wandered into dangerously-punny territory.

Blast: Ha! I love that mental image!

Judi's avatar

Did you get them from stupid.com ?

Knotmyday's avatar

Single serving Spam is one of the funniest pinata prizes ever. Awesome, soapchef…if only they made tiny cans of beer. I’ve searched for them, but no luck.

Nimis's avatar

Jud: Who? Me?

Judi's avatar

No, I was asking SoapChef, because that’s the only place I know of that might sell single serving spam! (along with a lot of other fun stupid stuff)

Nimis's avatar

There’s single-serving Spam?

Judi's avatar

I guess so! That’s why I was wondering where she bought it. There’s also Zit Poppers candy! http://www.stupid.com/fun/ZPOP.html

Nimis's avatar

Gah! Gross!

AstroChuck's avatar

What a great insult – Go stuff a piƱata!

SoapChef's avatar

@ Judi I was actually walking down the aisle of my local Fred Meyer when I spotted those babies. Oh snap!

SoapChef's avatar

Pinata update. The contents were released yesterday and the popular item was definitely the mini rubber chickens. The Spam did not go over with this crowd. They just looked at me strange like. So rubber chickens good, Spam bad.

poofandmook's avatar

@SoapChef: The individual Spams didn’t go over well? What is WRONG with your brother and his friends?! lol

gailcalled's avatar

When was the last time anyone actually ate Spam? For me it was during WWII. Nasty stuff.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Never had it in my life

Judi's avatar

When I was a kid it was good fried before I knew what was in it.

Nimis's avatar

Was introduced to it by some old Korean roommates.
To say that Koreans love their Spam would be a gross understatement.
They have Spam gift baskets for Christmas for Christ’s sake!

JackAdams's avatar

Trust me on this: Christ had nothing to do with the creation of Spam

Judi's avatar

@Jack, I could have lived without that second visual.

JackAdams's avatar

Then why didja click on it?

It’s a common/typical reaction to eating it; everyone knows that.

Nimis's avatar

Okay, maybe not Spam.
But Christmas is for Christ’s sake! A-ha!
(That’s the pretense anyway.)

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Because she didn’t know any better? Thanks for the tip Judi. I don’t know what it is, and now I know I don’t want to.

SoapChef's avatar

I use in to make SPAMAKOPITA!

SoapChef's avatar

You guys remember this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o
spam apam spam spam

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