Piñatas are a smashing good time. There’s a deep-seated visceral joy of breaking into a paper-mâché object with a stick, causing it to spill its contents so that everyone around you can rush in and scoop it all up. And, when a piñata contains small bottles of booze, that visceral joy is amplified. Enter the Nipyata.
A Nipyata (or, as the company prefers to stylize it, “NIPYATA!”), is a piñata for adults. Instead of candy, it’s filled with 10 to 35 airplane-friendly nips, each with a personalized message attached. If you were that kid who was never coordinated enough to deliver the final blow, this is your chance for oh-so-satisfying redemption.
“Swinging a stick at bottles of alcohol while blindfolded sounds dangerous,” you might be thinking. Which is true, but we’re all adults here. Nipyata uses plastic bottles (“if it comes in plastic, we carry it”), with a bottle list that includes, but is not limited to: Fireball, SKYY, Svedka, Smirnoff, Deep Eddy, Devotion, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Crown Royal, Dewars, Jose Cuervo and Baileys. When you order, you have the option to have a custom message attached to each of the bottles.
“We launched NIPYATA! for all those adults out there that refuse to grow up,” the website reads. “You know who you are. You still appreciate a good laugh, a great party and some old fashioned tomfoolery.”
The flagship design is a donkey, but Nipyata offers a variety of shapes. There’s the Watermelonyata! (a watermelon slice), El Jefe! (a tequila bottle) and the Peen-Yata! (you can guess that one yourself). A piñata in the shape of a number is another choice because no birthday party is complete without the opportunity to violently smash a visual representation of how old you’re getting. In all, there are more than 25 shapes to choose from and prices range from $79 to $105.
You can order your Nipyata on the company website. Smash safely friends.