"The pinata was just as shown, really cute, good size, perfect for a year old party and made a great addition to the decorations. The down-side is the kids all lined up and the second child to "pull" opened the pinata. I think the rest of the kids in line were horrified at not getting a turn, rather than excited at all the goodies! No telling which string might do the trick so it can happen quickly. As long as you are ok with that idea - then this is perfect."