On September 15, 2022 Tacos Together and Moxie Weighted Blankets along with other local Utah businesses teamed up to bring the community together in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the largest blanket fort ever made. On November 8, 2022 Paul Shin, Founder of Tacos together received the official email from Guinness World Records that the attempt was successful and the companies now hold the Guinness World Record for the Largest Blanket Fort built in the world.
The massive blanket fort measured in at 9935.3 square feet and was no small task. Tote-a-Fort kindly donated their Velcro blankets for the ceiling of the fort and the sides of the fort were covered by donated blankets from the community. Those blankets were later donated to the Road Home homeless shelter.
“The idea started over Memorial Day Weekend when our plans changed, and my kids decided we should have a movie day, but they wanted to have it in a blanket fort. We headed to Home Depot and bought some PVC pipe. Soon after that the fort was done, and we were watching movies in it! It wasn’t long after that the idea to break the world record came into view.” Paul Shin, Founder of Tacos Together
It was shortly after that, Jami Furniss- founder of Moxie Weighted Blankets reached out to Paul about putting together an event. After about 5 minutes on the call, Paul knew Moxie Weighted Blankets would be the perfect partner for building the World’s largest blanket fort and he pitched the idea to Jami. She was immediately on board and the magic started to happen.
“Breaking a world record is something that not many people get to check off their bucket list so when Paul pitched the idea to me, I knew right away that I was all in. The fact that we were able to Make A Wish happen for Lincoln and donate so many blankets to the Road Home made it so much better than I could have imagined. We have such a great community of people that attended. It was a great success in more ways than one.” Stated Jami Furniss, Founder of Moxie Blankets
About Tacos Together: At its core, Tacos Together is community. Tacos Together started out with just a simple idea: let's just feed cool people tacos and see what magic happens. And that's what it still revolves around today. This is true relationship building. We don't charge membership fees. We don't sell your data. We don't corner you into high-pressure sales. Just cool experiences, good tacos, and great people. More information can be found at www.tacostogether.com
About Moxie Blankets: Moxie is more than a cozy blanket… it’s the experience. When you open your package from Moxie, you’ll see and feel the difference right away and understand what sets us apart from other weighted blanket companies. From the sensual feel of the minky material to the double stitching throughout your quilted Moxie to the subtleties that you might not notice. We have taken every measure to ensure that your new Moxie is more than a blanket... It's an experience! All Moxie’s are handcrafted in the USA, machine washable and designed with the busy mom in mind. Weighted blankets help with insomnia, anxiety, stress and more. More information can be found at www.moxieblankets.com