For Little C’s Despicable Me birthday party she requested 2 things: a piñata and the “pin the tail” game.
This is the Minion piñata we made:

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We played “pin the tail on the fluffy unicorn”

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and blasted a spaceship with a nerf gun

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I got the idea HERE (via Ucreate parties)
You can download the pdf of my version of the spaceship HERE
This is how we put the spaceship together:
We reinforced the spaceship with some cardstock then stuck a piece of wood in the back.

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We put the whole thing into an empty baby bottle and covered it up.

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It worked great, the baby bottle made the spaceship topple over as soon as the spaceship was hit.

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What made the party even more fun is that all the guests went all out with their outfits.
The girls all wore ballet outfits/tutus

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We even had our very own Mr Gru (check out the scarf my friend Alma made from 2 pairs of old sweatpants – perfect)

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Mr Gru drinking his juice box

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Little C wore an Agnes costume, of sorts. She did not want to wear her hair in a high ponytail on the top of her head like Agnes does in the movie because she thought she “looked too silly” :)

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For snacks we had “moon cupcakes” with fluffy unicorns on top.

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a big bowl of “caterpillars that will never become butterflies”

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and robot cookies

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To make the robot cookie, we simply used a wire clothes’ hanger and twisted it as shown below and placed a cookie on top.

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The piñata provided much entertainment, firstly because it was pretty difficult to break without assistance.

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and secondly, because it can also be used as a hat

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The children fished their party favours out of a cardboard “box of shame”

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Party favours included a “moon-shaped” pencil case full of rocket crayons

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After the fishing, it was just fun to hang out in the “box of shame”

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