Ghost Family Piñata Party!

Ghost Pinata DIYIt’s no secret that we love any reason to have a party! Birthdays, seasons, holidays and we’ve even been known to have those “just because” celebrations. When looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained at parties, a piñata is usually a no-fail recipe for success. Here’s a little step-by-step for ghost piñata’s for any Halloween celebrations you may have coming up!

Ghost Pinata Step-By-Step1. Supplies: balloon, liquid corn starch, strips of newspaper. And for decorating the piñata after it dries, you will need white paint, tissue paper, black felt, and Elmer’s glue.

2. Blow up your balloon and begin dipping strips of newspaper in liquid corn starch. Lay the strips on the surface of the balloon (you want the strips wet, but not soggy). Continue doing this until the balloon is totally covered.

3. After your balloon has been drying for about a day, cover the newspaper in a coat of white paint. This will hide any newsprint that may want to peek out. After the paint dries, carefully pop the balloon inside of the newspaper.

4. Begin glueing tissue paper around the base of the balloon. You may need more than on piece to make it wrap all the way around. 5. After you have glued 3 or 4 long tiers on, start back down by the base of the balloon and begin the same process with thinner strips of tissue paper. You will need a large circle to finish off the top.

5. When all of the strips have been glued down, go back to your long layers at the bottom and cut them into fringe. 6. Cut faces shapes out of felt and glue them down. You’re all done!

Pinata FUN!Trying to crack the piñata was the kids’ favorite part! Having kids take turns giving the piñata their best whack is really fun to watch. For older kids you could hang your piñata so that you can pull it up and down, making it harder for them to whack!

CandyCandyAnd they loved snatching up candy! You can fill a piñata with all sorts of treats. If you’re not feeling the mini candies, you could fill with mini toys or fruit snacks.

Pinata CandyPinata CandyThe kids had so much fun. We love that this piñata party will be a happy childhood memory for them!

Ghost Pinata DIY from A Beautiful MessTips: *We used a piece of cardboard inside to reinforce the top of the head so the ghosts would be sturdy enough to withstand a good whack!  *A cut piece of newspaper and some masking tape are great for sealing up that candy hole!

Piñatas are a great party idea, because they can be gender neutral and fun for many ages. You can pretty much count on every kid at the party having a good time trying to crack one of these, not to mention snacking on those treats later! xo. Katie

  • How fun! That’s a great idea. Especially for an October birthday.

  • What an amazing idea, not only for kids! And not only for Halloween! I love how you styled those ghosts, though.

  • Love, love, love it! My nephew is having a Halloween birthday party! I might just make him one, that would be an awesome surprise. <3

  • Aw! Those are adorable! I love the eyelashes on the ghost 😉


  • I love this! (yep I totally say that on every post) They are so adorable. I love the little girly face. Tempted to make one and just whack it myself 😉 hehe

  • Great idea, love it. Only I want to ask in what step do you put candies in pinata?

  • This guys are so cute. Halloween is not very big here in Australia, but I so wish it was. I am definitely going to make one of these for my son and nephew to demolish.



  • Good job! Yes, family always needs someone creative like you to make itself full of fan and warmness.

  • I Love this! My roomates and I are throwing a huge Halloween party this year and have been looking for a cute piñata but all the stores ones look tacky. Looks like we will be making one as this is too cute to pass up! Love the little facial features!
    Thanks as always,
    Becky xo

  • This is brilliant! They’re so cute that I’d probably be too sad to smash them up haha.

  • Do I love this idea or what? It’s so cute 🙂

    I’ve never thought to make a piñata for Halloween, so this is definitely on the top of my Autumn to-do list!


  • Adorable! I always forget about pinatas outside of Cinco de Mayo and birthdays, but a Halloween pinata is so perfect since it’s already such a candy holiday. The girl ghost is my favorite – she reminds me of Ms. Pac-Man.

  • So cute! I love making pinatas! Great for little kids (or grown ups too) love this!

  • That is SUCH a cute idea! I don’t think I would want to break them! I love how the girl ghost has a bow!


  • They’re astonishing! Thanks for all these good ideas, I’ll show you some of which I’ve done when I can! You’re totally inspiring 😀 xoxo.

  • These are so cute! I love that they are a little family <3

    Stephanie May*

  • My friend started making pinatas and the kids loved it. I was amazing at how great it looked. I would love to try this.

    Noor AlQahtani

  • Love these! They would delight my two young nieces like no other!

  • I love making pinatas! And these are probably the cutest ones I have ever seen!

  • I love this idea, so fabulous…and those ghosts are actually really sweet, I like friendly ones, not a big fan of those that look like they have come right out of a horror movie.

  • How cute are these?? I don’t know any little humans to make this for, but it’s an idea I’ll keep in my pack pocket!

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  • omg! these are sooooooooo cute. Love the girly ghost- the best!

  • Pinata are so much fun for the kids and it’s nice to have a ghost one for a change!

  • great post!!! very nice 😉
    kisses pretty

  • We’re having our annual Halloween bash, and I was wanting to come up with some activities for them. My kids have been begging for a pinata, so they’ll love making these as well as trying to crack them open!

  • This is sooooooooooo cute ladies. I am definitely keeping this link for future use.

  • SO COOL! Looks like lots of fun 🙂 I agree with Ali^. Your creativity is infinite it seems! 🙂

  • Very cute you guys!

    Maria xx

  • Older kids (or even adults) can be blindfolded and everyone else tell them where is the piñata to hit it! That’s always more fun!!

  • Oh, my goodness. These are SO cute!

    My daughter loves pinatas. We should totally make some. 🙂


  • It’s an amazing idea, but I admit I’d feel kinda sorry for “killing” such sweet things hahaha

  • Ohhh these are too too cute!! Seriously adorable! Love the classic felt features. 🙂

  • This is such a great idea! I love the lashes on the little girl ghost!

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