"The pinata was cute. It fit the Fancy theme of our daughter's party perfectly. We had several kids at the party. We chose the pull string feature because there were a variety of ages and thought that the pull string would give everyone a chance no matter what age. We built up the excitement with all the kids - only to pull the strings and nothing happen. It was a $20 dud. Also, the strings were too short. You can't hang it from anywhere that is short enough for small kids to reach the strings. Cute but I would rather have spent the money on party favors or gifts for the kids."