My son is having his 1st birthday party and a lot of his playmates have older siblings. For the older kids (who range in age from 5-9) I have a pinata as part of the festivities. I'd like to try and put some healthy treats in the pinata/ candy alternatives for the kids. Anyone have any ideas?
Anything you could put into a pinata that could survive the fall is going to have to be individually packaged and really, most packaged food is crap. Likewise, any little toys that would fill the pinata will also be junky. There is nothing "healthy" about processed foods in a package.
Why not fill like, easter eggs with slips of paper identify your prize and let the kids trade in their paper slips for actual healthy stuff.
You could go to Salvation Army and grab a ton of pretty baskets, and then the kids could each have a basket as their goody bag and trade in their slips of paper for various fruits and take home their fruit basket. Apples, oranges, bananas, mangos, etc. At least a child is likely to eat the fruit and the parents will be thrilled their child came home with no crappy toys or candy.
(I'm a bit of a hippie though, would any kids besides my kids be amused by this? LOL)