If you have time. While store bought pinatas can be expensive, making one yourself doesn’t cost much, as long as you fill with inexpensive treats. Plus, it’s a fun activity for you and the kids to do together in advance.
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Purchase any premade food in bulk, and remember kids are usually happy with inexpensive foods like hot dogs and pasta salad. Have plenty of snacks-such as goldfish crackers and pretzels on hand, too. For vegetables, go for baby carrots and celery sticks.
1 (18.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 2 1/2 teaspoons almond extract , divided 1/2 cup white cranberry juice Directions 2 old fashioned glass soda bottles, 1 cola, 1 lemon - lime Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 (8-inch round baking pans with baking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs , 1 1/2 teaspoons extract and white cranberry juice. Use an electric mixer to beat cake batter on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven for 32 1 (16-ounce) can white frosting or 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate frosting 35 minutes, or until tester comes away clean. Let cakes cool completely. Use a cookie cutter or water glass to cut out a circle to fit the soda bottle - it will nest into cake. Add remaining 1 teaspoon extract to frosting and stir thoroughly. Frost entire cake. Sprinkle with colorful jimmies. Insert soda bottle into hole and serve.