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


1. Valentine Piñatas – Pinned from Babble


2. Garland Decor – Pinned from Creature Comforts


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


4. Tree Decoration – Pinned from A DIY Project


5. Button Canvas – Pinned from Architecture Art Design


6. Bouquet – Pinned from Style Me Pretty


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


8. You Rule Gift – Pinned from Popsugar


9. Lighting Decoration – Pinned from The Moms Project


10. Gift Wrapping – Pinned from Architecture Design Blog

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!


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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New Fall Contest!

Favorite Fall Event, Under a Tent

1. Post a photo of your favorite fall event, under a tent
2. Tag Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals
3. Like our Facebook page


$250.00 towards a Mahaffey rental order!

Get creative and have FUN! Photos can range from football games, festivals, weddings, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and much, much more! Mahaffey will announce the winner at the end of November!

Since 1924, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has been turning ordinary places into extraordinary spaces! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

Fall Color Trends

Fall season is finally among us and as most party planners and brides-to-be know, fall weddings are gorgeous! With great anticipation, Mahaffey has been hastily preparing for the season that’s filled with warm, opulent colors!

The 2013 fall color trends are finally here, and we’re in love! Whether you are going for a vintage, rustic feel or a vibrant, bold scene, these colors will certainly add a memorable detail. One popular trend this fall is to mix color schemes together! Try pairing Vivacious with Carafe. It will give your event a sleek, yet daring look!

Besides Vivacious and Carafe, Koi and Samba are other colors that can be spotted in Mahaffey’s showroom! The showroom is dressed with all of this season’s trending color palettes. Don’t worry, not only is Mahaffey here to help personalize your event with the perfect colors, but we’ve also got you covered on tables, chairs, lighting, linens, and so on!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help plan your fall wedding, holiday party, or special event! Stop by or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest, to see more of our favorite fall themes!




Photos courtesy of Pantone and Tulle & Chantilly

Mahaffey Showroom Update

The leaves outside are beginning to change and so is Mahaffey’s showroom! In preparation for the changing of seasons, our event specialists have been hard at work recreating our showroom!

The mixtures of warm autumn colors and popular rental items have been creatively assembled in anticipation for this season’s hottest trends. We have a variety of tables, chairs, linens and tableware on display, so be sure to book an appointment with one of our event specialists today!

Drop by Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals and take a look at our new layout or call 901.457.4538 to make an appointment.

Here are a few snapshots of our new showroom:

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Dixon Gallery and Gardens: Art on Tap

It’s finally fall season in Memphis, which could only mean one thing… FALL EVENTS! During the fall, Memphis is constantly filled with exciting events, live music, and celebration. So the question is: do you enjoy delicious food, locally brewed beer, and live entertainment? If the answer is yes, then Art on Tap is for you!

Tonight, Dixon Gallery & Gardens will hold its annual Art on Tap event. Art on Tap allows you to experience the beautiful grounds of Dixon Gallery & Gardens, indulge in Memphis’ local food, beer, and live music. This event has become a Memphis favorite and continues to grow in size every year. Be sure you’re not the one that misses out by joining Mahaffey for this art-tastic event!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is honored to be sponsoring tonight’s event! Art on Tap will take place tonight from 6-9 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit Dixon Gallery & Gardens!


A Mahaffey Fourth: Rentals & Recipes

We don’t know about y’all, but here at Mahaffey we feel like this year is flying by! With the first of July next week, Independence Day is approaching fast. Guarantee your July 4th bash is one to remember with these Mahaffey party rentals and two of our favorite recipes.

Also, don’t forget to check out our July 4th Pinterest board for more fun ideas for your soiree!



Blue & White Checkered, Red & White Checkered, Royal Blue or Holiday Red Linens

Kerr mason jars

Mason Jars

pedestal fan

Pedestal Fans

Polar Cool

Polar Cooler

White Padded Folding Chair

White Padded Folding Chairs (Starting July 1st, receive $1 off
ALL White Padded Folding Chairs!)


4th of July smoothie

4th of July Blast Smoothie

firecracker bundt cake

Firecracker Bundt Cake

Snowy Nights: Memphis’ Own Winter Wonderland

Ready for a night out with the kids or a night to just act like a kid? The Memphis Botanic Garden has the perfect event for you… Snowy Nights in My Big Backyard. This fun, giant play area located in My Big Backyard is complete with a playhouse, musical light show and an interactive snow globe. Games and crafts projects will entertain little ones with activities such as cookie dough ornament decoration, Mitten Toss and Tic-Tac-Snow, designing a Giant Light Bright and searching for hidden snowflakes! Just in case in gets chilly, campfire pits are located on the patio. Don’t forget your s’mores ingredients though; these fire pits are for more than just keeping warm. S’more kits, hot cocoa and other concessions will be available for purchase for those craving some winter treats.

Not only did Mahaffey install the structure for the giant snow globe, but we also wanted to share this neat experience with the community. We were able to donate tickets to FirstWorks, a non-denominational, faith-based,  501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to meet the needs of inner city children in Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1988, the organization still continues to meet every Tuesday night during the academic school year.  Children are dropped off for dinner and then participate in academic lessons, life-skill initiatives, tutoring and assistance with homework. FirstWorks loves to provide opportunities for the kids to have fun, so we are excited to share the good news!

Snowy Nights will be open Fridays and Saturdays from November 23rd through December 15th. Beginning December 17th, through the 29th, it will be open daily. On the 20th, 24th and 25th, Snowy Nights will be closed. Hours are 6:00-8:30, with the last admission at 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Ice Skating with Mahaffey

It’s that time again! The months full of holiday cheer and warm fuzzies are upon us. Hot cocoa, mittens, fireplaces and a hope for snow are just a few things that fill our thoughts; and for another year, Memphians will be able to enjoy a winter favorite. In a city where we we will never have the pleasure of a lake freezing, there is an award-winning Zoo that provides it for us.

For the third time, Mahaffey was given the pleasure of installing a structure large enough to host the Memphis Zoo’s 5,400 square feet of real ice. Once the sun goes down, beautiful Zoo Lights illuminate the pathways leading to the attractions. Along with the opportunity to ice skate, several sponsors have helped the Zoo host a 90-foot LED Ferris Wheel. Enjoy daytime skating between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but be sure to check the calendar for nighttime rink hours and SunTrust Zoo Lights. You can purchase ice skating and Ferris Wheel tickets upon arrival.

Some of our employees took the afternoon to go take pictures (and ride the Ferris Wheel!) and get a sneak peak of what the night’s festivities hold. We can attest, this is one event you DO NOT want to miss! Enjoy! 🙂

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View from the top!

Ice rink

Memphis Zoo Ice

Skating rink

Memphis Zoo Skating Rink

Skating Rink

Memphis Zoo Skating Rink

Memphis Zoo on Ice Presenting Sponsors

Bors-Koefoed “BK” Family | Buckman Laboratories | Joseph C. DeWane, M.D. | Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals | MidSouth Chevy Dealers

Rink Sponsors

CB Richard Ellis Memphis | Corky’s Ribs & BBQ | Lancer Catering | Memphis Orthopaedic Group  | Wade & Company Catering | Morgreen Nursery/Teton Stone | Memphis Communications Corporation

Ferris Wheel Presented by

fred’s Super Dollar