This is the Sun Pinyata I made this year, in secret for a surprise for the children (and for all but two days, Andrew):Inside was gold coins, representing the golden sun and the darkness it hides.
This is the children lining up to do the Pinyata thing:
Our humble Litha Feast:
We had watermelon stars, and melonade, greek salad, sun cakes (they had chunks of chocolate through them see gold coins above, same concept), chargrilled corn, bbq meats, GF treats! The suncakes ended up being not as nice, I sourced those from the Circle Round: Raising Children In Goddess Traditions book by Starhawk, Diane Baker and Anne Hill. We also used their fairy money idea (good for hugs, kisses and time for activities one on one with mum or dad), gifting our representative father and the pinyata.
After we sang and danced around the backyard and we had a really good evening, no I didn't stay up all night! Q.