On Thursday, August 4 I was at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City for the first birthday party for M&MS® Pretzel Chocolate Candies.
As part of the festivities, M&MS® Pretzel created the largest piñata to say thank you to all the fans that have grown to love M&MS® Pretzel over the past year.
The record to beat was set by Carnival Cruise Lines in Philadelphia in 2008, and measured 18.39 m (60 ft 4 in) long, 7.28 m (23 ft 10.5 in) wide, and 18.85 m (61 ft 10.25 in) high.
In order to set the record, the new piñata had to surpass the sum total of the length, width, and height (44.52m, or 146 ft 0.75 in).
The engineering plans for the new piñata were sent to our offices and reviewed ahead of time, and the official measurements were taken on the day of the event.
After the measurements were officially taken there was one thing left to do – party!
The event was open to the public and free of charge, and attendees were treated to gift bags, raffle prizes, cupcakes, and various birthday party games.