When there's a pinata at a kiddie party, I start to panic. Maybe it's because at a childhood party, I stepped too close and was whacked across the head by a blindfolded kid swinging a broomstick. But over the weekend, I found relief at a fete my kids attended. While the hosts gathered lil guests for the pinata, there was no nerf baseball bat to be found. Instead, children just lined up and pulled a dangling string from the decorative box until one lucky youngster tugged on the one that made all the treasures fall.