One at a time, each guest at the party stood about 5 feet in front of the board and threw a dart at the balloons, trying to pop one. The balloon would pop, and the candy would explode, and the child got to run and grab all the candy from their balloon. The kids loved it, and even the littlest guys who were 4 and 5 years old could pop a balloon pretty easily.
How to make a PUNCH surprise box for kids party. Awesome alternative for a piñata. Perfect for indoor or with no hanging options. Did a Pacman theme. Kids LOVED it!!! Use only 2 thin layers of gift paper and use a bigger cup to put the candy. Use the cup for template but cut it a bit smaller so it holds better in the hole. Took me about 2 hours. It was the talk of the party! Enjoy!!!
And, I have to say, in all false humility, I have put a fab new spin on a pinata. Single balloons filled with confetti and a few toys and candies. Each child chose one to pop with a pin. Each time was a surprise, and we avoided the crotch-seeking sticks and the cranium-crushing, dog-piles of children diving in at once to retrieve prizes. The balloons didn't always pop on the first try, so when one eventually did, it was followed by squeals of surprise and a shower of confetti.