The castle shaped pinatas you see in the picture were about 0.1 seconds from being ruptured to spread candy all over the driveway of the couple throwing a birthday party for their 11 year old daughter. The blind-folded girl taking a swing at the pinata was all business as indicated by how flexed her stick was just before striking the pinata and releasing candy for the kiddos at the party. The facial expression of the Asian kid is priceless as he was definitely rooting for his sister to bust open the pinata.
We were not counting, but I believe she was around the 25th attempt on this very durable pinata! Birthday parties are a great way for parents to meet and mingle in a neighborhood sometimes for the first time. Life is so busy that is seems that the only time neighbors meet is at the mail box.