Pinata Candy

Posted on: Sun, 05/23/2004 - 10:02am
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My nephew's birthday is next week and my sister is having a pinata for all the kids. She wants all the candy to be safe for Samantha - I thought of tootie roll midgets, tootsie roll pops, dum dums and smarties. Most of the kids are under 5 - any other ideas I can give her. She also doesn't want any chocolate, because it might be warm here in New Jersey. Thanks.

Posted on: Sun, 05/23/2004 - 1:02pm
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Maybe . . .
Snack size bags of Skittles.
Individual size Twizzlers (I don't know if you can get them unless it is Halloween.)
Those are both a little bigger than a midgee but I guess you wouldn't have to put that many of them in the pinata.

Posted on: Sun, 05/23/2004 - 11:36pm
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mini packs of starburst, jr mints, betty crocker fruit snack
non food:
tatoos

Posted on: Mon, 05/24/2004 - 1:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by MICHELE03142002:
[b]My nephew's birthday is next week and my sister is having a pinata for all the kids. She wants all the candy to be safe for Samantha - I thought of tootie roll midgets, tootsie roll pops, dum dums and smarties. Most of the kids are under 5 - any other ideas I can give her. She also doesn't want any chocolate, because it might be warm here in New Jersey. Thanks.[/b]
I am a big fan of replacing candy with dollar store items as well. Stickers, little toy tops, smaller things. And is cheaper than candy in the long run.

Posted on: Mon, 05/24/2004 - 4:21am
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I, too, like the idea of prizes rather than candy but it's hard to do with the under 5 crowd and the risk of choking. We've had the same issue with easter egg hunts (my PA son just turned 4) and we used some of the same candy - SweeTarts, Tootsie Rolls, individual Lifesavers, Skittles, Smarties and we put in lots of stickers.
I also found some small bracelets that were made out of something like thick shoelace material. They were not long enough to be choking hazards and they clipped onto the kids wrists or ankle - they loved them. You can also get packages of tops (I ordered some from US Toy Co. on-line) that are larger so if the kids put them in their mouths, you won't have a problem. Also, miniature baseballs, soccer balls, etc. that are soft and vinyl (about 2 inches round). Have fun!

Posted on: Mon, 05/24/2004 - 9:08am
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I had a Nemo party for my DS in March and had a fish pinata for him. I put in stickers, Tootsie roll suckers, toy fish, stickers, sugarless gum, yo-yo's, Nemo bubbles and Skittles. Everyone liked the
prizes and candy. Then I just put more stuff in their treat bags, mostly toys.

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