Small Business Profile: Your Piñata
Your Pinata represents a great made in Vancouver success story. A while back Meaghan started making pinatas for Talent Time, a monthly variety show at The Biltmore. Since then the request for custom pinatas has taken off as Meaghan has been hired to make pinatas for many of the city’s elite in the TV and film industry. At the same time she has grown a huge fan base in Hollywood as well, and was recently flown to Atlanta by the producer of the Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Dexter to make and transport a custom-made pinata for the Vampire Diaries Season 1 cast wrap party. Will.I.Am is another celebrity fan of Meaghan’s work, as she gifted him with a Perez Hilton pinata to poke fun at his feud with the notorious gossip blogger.
Your Piñata began as a part-time hobby, when Kennedy was a full-time manager at L2, the contemporary sister store to local luxury fashion institution, Leone. She began making paper-mâché piñatas for Talent Time, a local monthly live comedy, variety and chat show and cable access television program.
Your Piñata has recently grown into a full-time venture, with clientele expanding mostly by referrals. Kennedy has made a range of piñatas as requested by customers, including everything and everyone from complete strangers to Steve Martin and Kim Jong Il. Customers decide who or what they would like a piñata of, or can provide a picture of which Kennedy will create the likeness. Customers can specify whichever details they wish, and most commonly request specific outfits or accessories for their piñata. She can make them for any and all occasions, from kids party to corporate events to elite Hollywood bashes.
The mission of Your Piñata is simple – to make your party a smash!