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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!

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. 

Boudin Bourbon & Beer

Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer… a triple threat combination worth traveling for! Mahaffey is proudly sponsoring Boudin Bourbon & Beer, an Emeril Lagasse Foundation fundraising event, which helps to enable all young people to realize their full potential.

This Friday, take a trip to the Warehouse District of New Orleans to join Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals for a night filled with food, musical lineups, sweepstakes, entertainment, and more! Here you will experience the Boudin, a local sausage from a Cajun country in Louisiana. A sausage so good that it needed to have an event catered around it! Enjoy this and other local cuisines as over forty imaginative chefs create various dishes for you and your taste buds!

Whether it’s a soulful event or an upscale gala, Mahaffey has the perfect party rentals for you! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

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Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Vina Glasses

Eat, drink, and be merry with Mahaffey Tent & Party Rental’s new inventory item! Vina glasses are now in our collection, and will surely bring positive vibes to any event, wedding, or other special occasion. These glasses are available in red wine, white, water, and flute!

Aside from glasses and tableware, we also offer several other rental items, such as tables, chairs, bars, lighting and more!

Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 for pricing and availability on these special items. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Mahaffey’s New Inventory: Stemless Wine Glasses

Today’s featured item is our new stemless wine glass. Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals recently purchased these 15.25 oz. wine glasses, which will guarantee a modern, new-aged twist to any event.

Are you stressed about decorating? Don’t be! Comfortably accessorize for a simplistic atmosphere with the help of these lightweight wine glasses. Not only do they create a unique spin on the average glass of wine, but they are also easy to store and clean. Stemless wine glasses are capable of being stacked and  are dishwasher friendly. It’s easy to see why stemless wine glasses are loved by all wine and party planning enthusiasts!

Be sure to keep your glass full by calling us today at 901.457.4538 for more information about our stemless wine glasses!

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Did You Know Series: All About NACE

Did you know that several local caterers and event planners are part of the local NACE chapter here in Memphis, including Mahaffey? NACE, the National Association for Catering and Events, has chapters located all over the United States and is committed to providing networking opportunities, education, professional certifications, etc. to those dedicated to the catering and event planning profession.

The organization recently hosted NACE Experience, the NACE National Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mahaffey was absolutely thrilled to parter with the New Orleans NACE Chapter in supporting them as a host city for the conference. We helped in any way possible, providing linens, chair covers and chair sashes for several of the events over the course of the four day conference. Every event that took place during the conference was extravagant and beautifully portrayed the culture of Louisiana. There, NACE chapters voted on the new name, which changed from National Association of Catering Executives. We are now gearing up for the NACE Gala just outside of Memphis.

The upcoming gala is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17 at Harrah’s Tunica Terrace Hotel, in Robinsonville, Mississippi, and is now open to the public! The event’s theme is Frost Yourself and will begin at 7:00 pm with a cocktail hour and silent auction. The gala will include a sit-down dinner with open bar and DJ Brian Teeter. Tickets are $75 per person and we would be honored to have you join with us as we ‘frost’ ourselves!

Stay tuned for pictures to see how beautifully the gala comes together.

Having a blast at the NACE Experience in New Orleans

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Just Catering/Just For Lunch

Looking for a caterer in the Memphis area? Look no further than Just Catering, a full service gourmet caterer with style and ambiance. Just Catering is Mahaffey’s newest preferred catering partner, and it’s owned and operated by Ann Barnes. She’s been in business since 1981 and is committed to creating a memorable event and dining experience for every possible occasion. Just Catering does wedding showers, baby showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, corporate meetings, fund raisers, auction dinners, anniversary dinners, engagement parties, theme parties and wedding receptions.

Beautiful display of food by Just Catering.

Barnes also owns and operates Just for Lunch, a local restaurant that is comfortably nestled in the Chickasaw Oaks Village at 3092 Poplar Ave, Suite 11, in Memphis. Stop by and you’ll see, like we did, that it’s the quaintest restaurant in town. The atmosphere is reminiscent of tearooms, and they have a variety of delicious menu items. Classics include chicken salad, albacore tuna salad, pimento cheese, egg-and-olive, and ham salad. The salad selection is substantial and includes Southern chopped salad, Mediterranean salad, pasta salad with Brie, and the Just for Lunch club salad. Sandwiches, soups, and desserts are also available. We stopped by yesterday and had a wonderful lunch out on the patio. I had the BLT & avocado sandwich with a side of fresh fruit, and Beth had the grilled chicken sandwich with a side of fresh fruit. Both were amazing!

The adorable patio where we enjoyed our lunch.

Just for Lunch is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Just Catering is available for events of all sizes. Contact them today or give them at call at 901-454-0755 for more information, and be sure to visit their web site to view their catering menu. Bon Appetit!

The New Wedding Menu

A member of our wonderful local team, Angela, came across a great article on ideas for new wedding menus from Brides.Com.

The article had some great suggestions like smoked meats served tapas style, with imported French cheeses or rectangular trays made of ice for serving oyster shooters. Check them all out here. The article got me thinking about non-traditional wedding menus in general. For instance, I got married on a Sunday afternoon, so we served fresh fruit, cheeses, desserts and cocktails.

After some in-depth research (asking my girlfriends over brunch) here are some of the coolest new wedding menu trends:

1. Farmer’s Market Menu

Red potato salad with bacon, scallions and sour cream
Spinach salad with oranges, sundried tomatoes and candied almonds
Black bean and corn salad with fresh cilantro and lime
Grilled vegetables served with aioli
Baskets of freshly baked rolls, flatbread and cornbread served with butter

2. English Tea Menu

An assortment of chicken salad sandwiches and goat cheese and watercress sandwiches
Vegetable Tart
Orange Cranberry Scones
Chocolate Grape Truffles
Lemon Meringue Bars
Traditional English Wedding Cake (Fruit Cake)
Assortment of English Teas

 3. Movie Night Menu

Popcorn with an assortment of toppings
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Hot Pretzels in a variety of flavors (sweet & salty)
Candy Bar
Coke and Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

All these options seemed so creative, fun and delicious! Your menu can set the tone for your entire reception, so be as creative as you want. Enjoy!

Xoxo,

Raquel

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Drapers’s Catering

When taking part in weddings and events, it’s always a wonderful thing to have partners that are reliable and exceptional at what they do.  Draper’s Catering, located at 6116 Macon Road in Memphis, is one of Mahaffey’s preferred partners in wedding and event planning.

Owned and operated by the Draper family, Draper’s Catering co-owners (and husband & wife) Gary and Catherine Draper are also the chefs preparing the delicious food. Gary is the executive chef, while Catherine makes and prepares all of the delicious pastries. Their son, Ryan, is their Operations Manager as well as a Special Event Coordinator.  Two of their three Wedding and Event coordinators also belong to the Draper family, Matthew and Jonathan, with Mrs. Dianne Trammell rounding out the group.

Draper’s Catering has served the Memphis area for over 20 years and is a full-service catering company providing food, beverages, event coordination and more for all of your private or corporate events.

Check out their blog or email them for your next event.

Xoxo,

Raquel