What could beat a whacking, smacking good time?
Why, whacking and smacking a helpless piñata, of course!
But not just any piñata.
A cheeseburger piñata!
On a crazy child’s birthday!
Stegosaurus Boy celebrated his birthday in his typical bat-swinging style earlier this week.
He requested a Calvin and Hobbes theme.
Which, evidently, fits our typical pattern of choosing the most obscure themes possible.
No cake decorations, no paper plates, no banners, no nothing to be found on the face of this earth.
Not on Amazon, Etsy, Party City, or anywhere else in the world.
Well, besides on eBay.
For thousands of dollars.
Like that’s gonna happen.
I love you, but no way will I be spending more on birthday party supplies than I did on my own wedding.
Last year, my older son begged for a WWE-themed party.
Easy enough, right?
Oh, but he had a special request for his cake design:
John Cena vs. Bill Nye.
The Science Guy?
Interesting matchup, but okay.
I’m always up for a challenge.
Especially with a couple of great sidekicks, namely Google and my printer.
Unfortunately for Stegosaurus Boy, I was not able to find a Calvin and Hobbes piñata this year.
Nor was I able to create his requested life-sized Hobbes plush out of God-knows-what on six days notice.
I also couldn’t find a Stegosaurus piñata.
That would’ve been the next best thing.
After all, my boy likes Calvin and Hobbes, and Calvin likes dinosaurs, and so does my boy…
See where I’m going with this?
Excuse my far-fetched logic.
At least I try.
But fortunately, there was a fascinatingly unique one at Target that caught my eye.
A freaking adorable smiling cheeseburger piñata.
And so I bought it.
And then I stuffed it with glow sticks and plastic dinosaurs and Dum Dum pops.
Because I’d long learned my lesson about stuffing Matchbox cars into piñatas.
Especially if you’re not a fan of having dozens of small metal objects raining down on you like the dangerous little projectiles they truly are.
Whack, smack, whack!
In this household, it’s just not enough to whack the crap out of a piñata, collect all the candy, and happily move along.
These boys have to tear the piñata apart like maniacs with a prized wishbone for the grand finale.
No one is content until the poor thing looks like it’d been ripped apart by a pack of feral wolves.
How’s that for a cheeseburger-smashing celebration?
~Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying the first few days of summer so far! (Or winter, if you’re lucky enough to be chilling in the southern hemisphere.) Have a great weekend!~