The pinata is a bit of a birthday tradition around here. Each year, Stella gets to pick a favourite creature and then she and her Dad create a pinata in its likeness. I’m not sure if we started making them because that’s just the way Hubby likes to do things or if it was because we could not find pinatas that appealed to Stella’s eccentric unique taste.
Either way, this year we have The Angler Fish. Apparently, this is now Stella’s favourite animal. If you’d like to learn more about this creature, there is a great overview on Oatmeal you might enjoy.
So this is what the Angler Fish looks like in real life. Pretty, isn’t it? This photograph by Bruce Robison shows how the angler fish has its own natural lure suspended in front of its face to draw in unsuspecting victims.
And here is what the final pinata looks like:
Despite how beautiful these pinatas are, each year they live but a short life before being pummelled to smithereens by a pack of children wielding sticks.
p.s. Yes, I have tons to share with you about my trip to Northern Quebec! But first I must attend to the birthday party preparations.