RB: Tell us about Big Ass Piñata and how did you start?
BAP: I’m a former event management professional, but when my son was born, my life became an event! For his first birthday, we went to a buffet, because he loved eating meat (lol!), but on his second, it was all about construction and trucks.
I wanted a giant wrecking ball piñata and knew this would have to be a DIY. There was nothing close on the market, so it was up to me to deliver.
Watching order come from chaos while 8 screaming kids lined themselves up and passed around a bat, was, beautiful. I turned over a new leaf and became a mompreneur. A piñartist.
BAP: There’s something to be said about the instant party that comes from the piñata. And I don't like to miss a party.
Technically, a piñata is a container that is broken. I interpret that definition liberally and push out ride-inside trucks with gas tanks full of candy, 6 foot wide trap door mobile piñatas and sculptures that make geeks, sports fans and kids-at-heart everywhere squeal with excitement.
What's not to love?
BAP: Ooo, that's a tough one.
It's a toss up between two reproductions.
The term "repro" makes me uneasy as it implies a certain rigidity in design but that's where my job becomes a personal challenge that I impose on myself.
The Stanley Cup is a design fave, but the delivery was epic. I brought it to an arena where kids were skating. One pointed, and the rest turned their heads and began to swarm like excited hornets.
I made a Minecraft pig too which seemed easy enough, but ended up being a wildly precise job due to the nature of Minecraft. When I delivered it, I felt like I was bringing a roasted pig to a party, but couldn't even get in the door because the children spotted me from the driveway and rushed me. It was hilarious.
Being met with that much "happy" is forever humbling, rewarding and keeps my fire burning.
BAP: Oh, James Franco 100% but it would be a trojan horse in design and execution, so I could get inside his house, for no good reasons. None good at all. 😂😂😄😅😐
RB: Let our ReBash guests know what they can expect from you at the show!
BAP: Expect a take on traditional elements from a girl who lives in left field. Great, big, head table lettering, photo booth gone photo bomb, kids table piñatas, dancefloor piñatas, moneyholders, and a wedding cake piñata that'll make you cry. Oh, and minis! I can't haul each of these in all their big ass glory, so I'll have some of their babies on display. ;) The only limits we have are set by our collective imaginations so come on over and tell me what you've got!