"We had a blast with this Crab Pinata. It was for a 1 year old birthday party but the older kids loved it too. The surprise element of the mystery string made this activity super fun. When the mystery string was picked you really needed to tug it to get the candy to release. I guess that was my only concern. I don't know if the puller was just being timid or if it truly was difficult to pull. One of my guests asked what I was going to do with the pinata because she wanted to use it to decorate her classroom . . .it really is tooooo cute!"