How to have the Ultimate Birthday Party with a Ring Pop Pinata
Blog - May 1, 2020

Thank you Ring Pop® for sponsoring this post. Read below for step-by-step instructions to create this fun Ring Pop Party Starter activity!

boy hitting a ring pop pinata


I think I’m addicted to having birthday parties. We have had every type of birthday party you can imagine, including at-home celebration parties; except for a Ring Pop birthday party! Who would think that setting up a Ring Pop birthday party would be so much fun?

There are two things that are essential for a successful birthday party: goody bags and a piñata. A birthday party is not complete without these two items.

I love putting the goody bags together and the kids love receiving them. There are always so many fun items in the goody bags. I think it’s safe to say that some people come to my birthday parties just for the goody bags and piñatas!

But this time, the one item that is going to make the kids jump up and down with glee are Ring Pop Lollipops! There will be Ring Pop Lollipops in their goody bags, and in the Ring Pop Piñata.

My inspiration not only came from piñatas and goody bags, but from the Ring Pop Party Starters Initiative. Ring Pop makes every party sweeter!

Ring Pop box of Ring pops.

My boys love Ring Pop Lollipops. There are so many flavors, like watermelon, blue raspberry, sour cherry, blue raspberry watermelon, and strawberry. They always have a hard time picking.

blue and red ring pops out of their package

I love sour cherry, but I have a hard time passing up blue raspberry! With so many colors and flavors, there’s a Ring Pop flavor for everyone and every occasion.

ring pop goody bag with tag that says you're a gem

While we set up the piñata, we made Ring Pop treats with personalized tags attached for the goody bags.

This is such an easy craft for anyone to make. And it can be personalized any way you want, down to the ribbon color. Just 4 simple materials: Ring Pop Lollipops, clear treat bags, and printables. Easy peasy!

First, you will need to print out the tags. Just print these out and cut them individually.
Then, you can punch holes in them with a hole puncher. The kids will have so much fun doing that.

ring pop goody bags in front of ring pop boxes

You can either take the Ring Pop out of the wrapper and put it in a treat bag, or you can punch a hole through the cover of the Ring Pop. Either way, you will be feeding the ribbon through the tag and onto the Ring Pop.

I prefer putting the Ring Pop in a treat bag because it’s more personal to me.

The best part of this activity is doing it with my sons. We had so much fun figuring out which Ring Pop goes to which person. The kids loved making the goody bags because it’s such a simple, sweet gesture and fun to put together. They love the cutting, the ribbon tying, and the hole punching, too!

boy cutting ribbon with a ring pop on his finger

Next, was the party with the piñata. You know, it only takes two to make a party!

pinata hanging from tree

The piñata was a big hit. Not only is it a piñata, but it is a Ring Pop piñata, which commands attention as you walk into its space and see it shining in all of its glory! However, when it comes to making a Ring Pop piñata, its best friend is masking tape.

You will see why in my Ring Pop piñata tutorial.

boy about to hit pinata
How to Make a Ring Pop Pinata

How to Make a Ring Pop Pinata

Yield: 1

Make a fun Ring Pop Pinata with just a few materials and tools, choose your color and have fun!

Materials

  • 2 White Poster Foam Boards
  • 1 white poster board (or thin cardboard)
  • 1 Yellow poster Board
  • Large masking Tape
  • Tissue Paper (enough to cover pinata and base and ring holder)
  • Twine
  • Empty toilet paper roll

Tools

  • Ruler
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors
  • Large glue stick
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Monster Glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paper cutter (optional)
  • Paper clip

Instructions

Ring

Measure 12 inches on the top and 7 inches on the bottom. 

Measure 6 inches on the top sides and 7 inches on the bottom. I write it on the foam cut out as I go so I don't forget.

Using an exacto knife, cut around measurements to make ring shape

Make a strip of thin cardboard (or whitel poster paper) folding the sides and cutting the sides to wrap around the top of the pinata and folded around the short sides. For measurments just trace the pinata adding an inch on both sides so you can fold and cut them.

Tape it inside and outside

Cut 2 strips for the lower sides folding the sides and cutting the sides of the strips for stability when you tape them. For measurements just trace the pinata adding an inch on both sides so you can fold and cut them.

For the bottom (where the Ring Pops may fall out) cover with a strip of cardboard or white poster paper and cut the sides for sturdiness.

Cut long slices of tissue paper with a paper cutter or scissors. Cut slits on them and start gluing them with glue stick from the bottom up.

Cut small square flap to use to put candy inside and wrap with masking tape to make it sturdy. Then continue adding tissue paper.

Use a paper clip at the top of the pinata to make a hole to feed the twine inside and pull through and feed string through it before adding tissue paper. Make a knot for the inside then pull it through.

Base

Use a round laundry basket or something as big and trace around it on cardbord or poster paper.

Cut around with exacto knife and add a large egg crate for stability, taping it with masking tape.

Add the top and tape it together and then add masking tape around it.

Cut more strips of tissue and glue from bottom up.

Trim the tissue.

Using Monster Glue fit the ring into the base and let sit and dry.

Ring Holder

Get an extra large plate and place it 3/4 of the way on a yellow poster paper.

Trace around it and then cut with scissors and repeat to make two pieces.

Cut toilet paper rolls and use masking tape to sitck them on the paper to add sturdiness.

Put the other piece on top and cover and shut with masking tape.

Cut two strips for the sides bending the sides of the paper to stick with masking tape.

Cut pieces of tissue and layer them and gluing them starting from the bottom on up.

Center on base and stick with monster glue

Fill with Ring Pops

Notes

Hot glue gun is for touch ups.

How much fun is it to hit a Ring Pop shaped piñata filled with lots of Ring Pop Lollipops? I know I had my eyes on all the Berry Blasts! All of them! We had the perfect tree in our backyard to hang it; one of the perks of having an at-home celebration!

a piece of Birthday cake with a ring pop on top

No Ring Pop birthday party is complete without a Ring Pop birthday cake!

Son Eating a Piece of Cake Image

Boy eating cake with sprinkles and ring pop on top

And he sure enjoyed it. Of course, he saved the Ring Pop for later!

kids grabbing ring pops falling out of pinata

He enjoyed hitting the piñata even more! He gave it a good whack and we watched the Ring Pop Lollipops trickling out in a rainbow of sweetness.

The Ring Pop birthday party was a hit. I foresee many more at-home celebrations to come.

Ring pop goody bag with sweetest teacher tag

Don’t forget the goody bags!

Here’s how to make an awesome Ring Pop piñata filled with your favorite Ring Pop Lollipops!


Materials:

  • 2 White foam boards
  • 1 White poster board
  • 1 Yellow poster board or cardboard
  • 4 boxes of 24 ct. Ring Pop Lollipops
  • Twine or very thin rope
  • Tissue paper (your choice of colors)
  • Large empty egg crate
  • Large masking tape
  • Empty toilet paper roll

Tools:


Scissors
Glue stick (purple preferred)
Paper cutter (optional)
Hot glue gun (optional)
Hot glue sticks (optional)
Exacto knife
Monster Glue
Ruler

Instructions


Ring

  1. Lay the foam poster board flat.
  2. Measure 12 inches on the top and 7 inches on the bottom.
  3. Measure 6 inches on the top sides (I write it on the foam cut out as I go so I don’t forget).
  4. Using an exacto knife, cut around measurements to make the ring shape.
  5. Make a strip of thin cardboard (or white poster paper) folding the sides and cutting the sides to wrap around the top of the piñata and fold around the short sides. For measurements just trace the piñata, adding an inch on both sides so you can fold and cut them.
  6. Tape it inside and outside with masking tape.
  7. Cut 2 strips for the lower sides, folding the sides and cutting the sides of the strips for stability when you tape them. For measurements, just trace the piñata, adding an inch on both sides so you can fold and cut them.
  8. For the bottom (where the candy may fall out), cover with a strip of cardboard or white poster paper and cut and bend the sides for sturdiness.
  9. Stick the bottom with masking tape, but don’t over do it as the Ring Pop Lollipops will fall out of the bottom.
  10. Cut slices of tissue paper with a paper cutter or scissors. Cut slits on them and start gluing them from the bottom up.
  11. Cut a small square flap to use to put candy inside and wrap with masking tape to make it sturdy.
  12. Then, continue adding tissue paper.
  13. Use a paper clip at the top of the piñata to make a hole to feed the twine inside, and pull through and feed string through it before adding tissue paper. Make a knot for the inside, then pull it through.

Base

  1. Use a round laundry basket, or something as big, and trace around it on cardboard or poster paper (twice).
  2. Cut around with an exacto knife and add a large egg crate for stability, taping it with masking tape.
  3. Add the top and tape it together and then add masking tape around it.
  4. Cut more strips of tissue and glue from bottom up.
  5. Trim the tissue.
  6. Use Monster Glue to fit the ring into the base and let sit and dry for a day.

Ring Holder

  1. Get an extra large plate and place it 3/4 of the way on a yellow poster paper.
  2. Trace around it and then cut with scissors and repeat to make two pieces.
  3. Cut toilet paper rolls and use masking tape to stick them in between the sides to add sturdiness.
  4. Put the other piece on top and cover and close completely with masking tape.
  5. Cut pieces of tissue and layer them, gluing them starting from the bottom.
  6. Center on base and stick with monster glue. Let dry for a day.

Fill the piñata ring with Ring Pop Lollipops and hang! Don’t forget a blindfold and piñata stick. 

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