Piñatas are three-in-one fun: wild excitement for the kids, entertainment for the adults who are watching, and a package for party favors.
The only negative is all that candy! Here are some non-candy filler ideas.
Non-candy treats for a piñata
Retro toys such as trolls
Pens, pencils, and pencil sharpeners
Balls, such as super bounce balls
Small toys such as cars
Which would you scramble for?
I also sometimes match the treats to the piñata design. For example for a “ball” party, we had a ball piñata full of balls (golf balls, super bounce balls, etc.). For a back-to-school party, we had an apple pinata filled with apple-related treats and school supplies.