crush the piñata before it crushes you
September 18, 2011 2:55 PM Subscribe
My boyfriend wants a piñata full of condoms, nips (airline-sized bottles of alcohol), and fireworks for his birthday. How do I make a piñata shaped like a T-Rex holding a can of PBR? Where do I find (plastic!) nips in Chicago? How do I go about obtaining fireworks when they're illegal in Illinois?
posted by Juliet Banana to Media & Arts (24 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm aware of how commercial piñatas are fabricated-but a bunch of staple gun staples stabbing into the contents sounds like a bad idea when the contents include condoms. I have duct tape, cardboard, a wire hanger to make the hook, and a bunch of construction paper, glue, and tissue paper. Plus an empty beer can. I'm not interested in the ballon/paper mâché method. Any tips?
I know most slummy liquor stores sell nips, but what liquor stores do you, personally, know for a fact carry them? I live in Chicago. I work downtown in the loop near The Board of Trade and live in Logan Square, so anywhere I can get to on my bike from/between those two locations is preferred, but I'll take any suggestions.
How do I even go about finding fireworks? Craigslist? I'm sure some people have them left over from the 4th, but I don't drive and I'm not about to ride my bike to Indiana to buy some roman candles.
Any other suggestions for contents that will fit the theme?