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Delightful Douglass Reception

As spring begins, wedding season starts to bloom! This past weekend, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals proved its dedication to providing quality structures by constructing an elegant reception tent for a wedding planned by Social Graces that brought simplistic décor and elaborate design together to create the perfect atmosphere!

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Fortunate to have beautiful weather for such a special occasion, the setting and décor of the event established a simplistic yet sophisticated ambience. Guests gathered beneath a 40×80 Mahaffey clear top tent, which allowed in natural light and provided a view of the clear blue sky above. Adding further simplistic elegance to the setting, Italian bulbs provided by Event Brite draped from the ceiling and were accented by an ornate chandeliers.

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Mahaffey’s simplistically-styled farm tables and farm chairs filled this extraordinary space and struck a harmonious balance with the exquisite look of the chandeliers, Italian bulbs and elegant ceiling liners. Functionally, they also provided guests means to take a short break from dancing the night away and take in the scene around them before continuing the celebration.

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With wedding season now in full swing, the uniquely combined style of this wedding promises to set a trend and provide an example of how to perfectly blend sophisticated elegance and chic simplicity.

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We want to give a big thank you to our wonderful partners at Social Graces and the talented team at Event Brite for their part in creating this ever-so-chic celebration!

Glamorous Glass

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Lift the look of your table!

Add a touch of glass and major sass to your special event! Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals now features the Vina Collection of stemware. These long stem glasses confer a sense of elegance and subtly signal that your’s is quite the fancy function!

Here at Mahaffey, we guarantee you get the BEST quality and selection in the Mid-South!

Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.1909 to speak with a member of our team today!

Want more? Visit our website to see all we have to offer!

Tuesday Trends: 5 Ways to Use Social Media at Your Wedding

If social media had a mission statement, it would be to bring people together while simultaneously keeping them informed. Here are 3 ways to do just that for the bride and groom’s big day!

1. Planning: A decade ago, wedding planning meant stacks of magazines and a three-ring binder for most brides. Today, everything needed to plan a wedding can be found on a smart phone. Pinterest is a great resource for getting ideas on everything from hair styles to bridesmaids dresses to event decor. And for the brides that don’t want every detail of their wedding shared before the big day, Pinterest has secret boards. If a bride needs more than inspiration to plan a wedding, Google has a wedding budget template and apps like lover.ly and The Knot can help tame the chaos before the nuptials. 

2. Day-Of Coordination: Utilize apps like Wedding Party, Wedding Planner for iPad, and appy couple for a more seamless day of experience. These apps have can coordinate vendor information, send out email reminders to the wedding party when they need to be somewhere, keep a shot list for photographers and so much more.

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3. Crowdsource Your Photographs: Wedding photographs are the piece of the ceremony and reception that will last forever and many couples don’t want to miss out on the moments between their guests. Crowdsourcing wedding photos is a great way to involve their guests and have photographs they would otherwise not have. A popular trend now is creating a wedding hashtag and having guests share their photos on twitter and Instagram using the hashtag. Apps like WedPics, Snapable, and Eversnap allow the couple, the wedding party, and all the guests to share photos and videos during the ceremony and reception and order prints and albums to help remember the day.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals
 is the one-stop-shop for all your event rental needs! Our wide range of accessories can fulfill any wedding wish you may have! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants!

Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

DIY Valentine

Mahaffey has fallen in love with DIY Valentine’s Day ideas and you will, too! Get inspired during the week of love by creating things you love! Here are 10 DIY ways to add heart to your heartfelt holiday!

For more ideas we’re wild about, head to our Pinterest page! Xoxo

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1. Valentine Piñatas – Pinned from Babble

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2. Garland Decor – Pinned from Creature Comforts

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3. Love {Yarn} Letters – Pinned from My Sister’s Suitcase

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4. Tree Decoration – Pinned from A DIY Project

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5. Button Canvas – Pinned from Architecture Art Design

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6. Bouquet – Pinned from Style Me Pretty

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7. Gift in a Jar – Pinned from The Frugal Girls

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8. You Rule Gift – Pinned from Popsugar

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9. Lighting Decoration – Pinned from The Moms Project

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Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is the one-stop-shop for all your event rental needs! Our wide range of accessories will woo any guest and turn your day into a sweet success! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants!

15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time: 1-4 PM

Where: Mud Island River Park

In an effort to raise awareness for Special Olympics, hundreds of brave individuals will willingly plunge themselves into the icy Wolf River at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to be sponsoring this year’s event, and for our own Angela Watson to take the plunge on behalf of Mahaffey! We invite you to join us in supporting Angela and other Plungers, as they take the leap to benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis!

The ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition.  In doing so, they are able to empower themselves and others, change attitudes, and build communities. With the help of FUNdraising events such as Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Greater Memphis can provide them opportunities for physical development and an ability to share courage, skills, and friendship with their families, friends, and community. You don’t want to miss this very cool and inspiring event!

If you’re planning for an upcoming event, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has you covered! We have a wide variety of accessories to make your special occasion or fundraising event a success! Visit us today or call 901.457.4538  to schedule an appointment with one of our special event consultants.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Greater Memphis Polar Bear Plunge

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New Year, Fresh Start

Fresh flowers are going to be blooming wildly this year and so should your event! Mahaffey’s gathered a freshly picked wedding trend just for you. Feel free to use it, too!

The garden-style trend will bring the outside in by combining the comfort of an indoor venue with the romanticism of an outdoor element. Brides can accomplish this fresh trend by intertwining twinkling lights through flowered tree branches or lush flowers. Easily obtain the dramatic, yet refined appeal of the outdoors by adding greenery, antlers, lanterns, mason jars, light bulbs or candles to your table setting or natural-feeling arrangement. This approach will give your wedding the garden-like atmosphere that everyone adores!

Let Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals help start your new year with a fresh look! We have with a wide selection of linens, lighting, tableware and more to help transform your big day into a trendsetting soiree. Stop by our showroom today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists.

Photo courtesy to Style Me Pretty

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Snow Day at St. Jude

SNOW DAY! When these two words are said, we guarantee that you will see a smile being placed upon many children’s faces. In our first “Flashback Friday” post, we’ll take a look back to a one-of-a-kind, ice-kissed event produced for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

On this day, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals joined forces with ALSAC/St. Jude, Holliday Flowers & Events, Twirl Events, Target Corporate, Nolan AV, and Draper’s Catering to create a spectacular “ice”capade. One of our own Mahaffey tents housed this holiday-themed show on ice, “The Great Skate-Tacular at St. Jude”. Once inside, the kids would find ice skaters performing to their favorite holiday songs, snowflakes and twinkling lights dangling from above, shiny linens and decorative pillows, animated cutouts, photo stations, face painting, toys, food, and much, much more. Altogether, this winter wonderland created a very deserving “snow day” for the families and children of St. Jude!

We were honored to help turn this place into an extraordinary space! Equipped with tents, tables, lighting, linens, and other party rentals, Mahaffey is ready to help transform your upcoming event. Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

Special thanks go to our partners and fellow participants for being part of such an amazing event!

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Winter Wedding Colors

Winter weddings are always whimsical, yet a tad bit chilly. Be sure to give your guests a warm welcome by incorporating holiday colors into your wintry day. Shiny silver, glittery gold and winter white are three colors that give off a heavenly atmosphere.

From linens, tables, chairs, and tableware, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has everything a bride-to-be and party planner needs to create an elegant winter soiree! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 to speak with one of our event specialists today!

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Set a Pretty Table

Create a heavenly holiday spread by combining traditional holiday colors to statement pieces! Try Mahaffey’s pairing of plaid and gold to ornament décor. This look will give you a traditional table with a twist!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals display of holiday trimmings will surely ignite your guests’ appetite! Our tables, linens, and tableware are a just few of the many rental items available for a holiday harvest. Stop by or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

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Tantalizing Table Spread

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Ornaments Fit for the Occasion

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