"This piñata was a great size, held a HEAVY load of candy/toys, and was of good quality. I contemplated not using the pull strings for the kids; I knew the younger children would like them, but the older ones might think of it as lame (versus beating it with a stick). This was not the case at all! I had the kids get in a circle around the piñata and each take a turn pulling a string. The suspense was such an exciting factor for all; they never knew when it was going to bust open! Every child ended up pulling one string without the piñata opening up. Finally, during the second round, it busted and the kids screamed their happy, giddy screams. The kids had a BLAST! The best part was that the piñata stayed in tact for the most part (the bottom flap just opened up)...I could possibly reuse it, or give it away by reattaching the flap and stapling new strings/ribbons to the bottom. I would recommend this piñata to anyone!"