"Very cute pinata and my son loved how it looked but when I took it out of the package the strings started falling off. When we got it to the party the kids pulled the strings and the little trap door wouldn't even open. I had to put my hand in there and pull it open. I recommend letting the kids hit it and then maybe let the younger children pull the strings. The plus side is that it holds a lot of candy and toys. I bought it because we had a lot of little ones at the party and didn't want them swinging a bat but I don't think I would purchase this again."