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!


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from us to you … here’s an offer you can’t refuse! Place your holiday order during the week of November 25th and receive 20% off all in-house rentals!

Our special offer pairs perfectly to the Mahaffey showroom’s seasonal décor! Candy canes, ornaments, and snowflakes were wrapped into this wintry display of linens, tables, chairs, and tableware!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help plan your upcoming holiday party! Dash on over today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

This offer is not good with any other offer.


Holiday Inspired Holders


Seasonal Showroom


Bring the Holidays to You with a Pop of Blue


Perfect Peppermint Setting


Spectacular Holiday Spread 


Silver will Shine this Season


Cheerful Candy Canes


Glittery Gold Linens

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!

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! 🙂

Mahaffey tent

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

Let the Holiday Planning Begin!

Just because it’s August, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for the holidays! Fairs, pumpkins, corn mazes and trick-or-treating are just around the corner, giving you only a short while left to plan the perfect party.

Of course, we’ve got you covered on tables, chairs, linens, tents and more, and our experienced event specialists are always here to help with decor ideas. Helping to personalize any event is what we do best! With fall quickly approaching, make sure your party outdoes them all.

Don’t forget to incorporate some of the trending fall colors, such as tangerine, deep blue, gray, teal, periwinkle and nude into your party.

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow us on Pinterest @Mahaffey Tent, where we will be pinning lots of fun holiday ideas and DIY projects for the fall!

Halloween Themed Tent

Taken from our Holiday Idea Pinterest board!

Rise to the Occasion!

With it being Friday the 13th, we decided to share an upcoming event that will be here again before we know it! Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis’ oldest active cemetery, is hosting Spirits with the Spirits on Saturday, October 20th. Join Mahaffey at the cemetery to celebrate another year! Enjoy spirits, music, historic scenery, food, and black and white movies.

Tickets for the event go on sale here on August 1st. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to party with spirits!

Check out these pictures from last year’s event!

Lounge Cubes

Guests at the event on lounge cubes underneath a Mahaffey pole tent

One of the “Spirits” in deep conversation around a Mahaffey bistro table


Tombstone event prop

All photos courtesy of Shonna Nicole Photography

Fireworks Tents

As we all know, tomorrow is the 4th of July. It’s also Mahaffey’s designated “Did You Know” post day. So we thought it would be a great time to display our fireworks tents stats during what has become one of the busiest seasons on record!

Since June 18th, Mahaffey crews have been very busy installing fireworks and party tents. Below is a brief breakdown of some of our work…

  • Total Sq. Ft. Installed >> 122,800
  • Sq. Ft. of Pole Tents >> 74,300
  • Sq. Ft. of Frame Tents >> 38,500 is frame
  • Stakes Driven >> 1,178
  • Tons of Tent Weight Used >> 24.48
Fireworks Tent

Annual Fireworks Tent set up in Desoto County

Thank you to our amazing customers, partners, employees, and everyone who has made this a successful first half of the year for us. We wish you all a safe and wonderful Independence Day!

And a HUGE thank you to the brave men and women who fight (and have fought) every day for our freedom. God bless you, and God bless America!

Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence Day

Merry Christmas From Mahaffey!

Thank you to all our customers, vendors and partners for your business and continued loyalty over the years. We also want to thank those who have sent us Christmas cards, dropped off sweet treats or wished us well. We appreciate you all! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire Mahaffey family!

Mahaffey Holiday Party

We hosted our 2011 holiday party at the Memphis Zoo last night, and we had wonderful evening with friends, families, partners, and our fabulous customers. Everyone enjoyed food by Simply Delicious Catering, ice skating, and Zoo Lights. This is the second year for Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals to provide the clearspan structure covering the ice rink, which will be up through January 29.

Here are some pictures that were taken at the party! Enjoy!

Christmas lights sponsored by Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals

Outside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Inside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Inside view of the 82′ x 150′ clearspan structure

Our VP George with his daughter

Guacamole Action Station inside Teton Trek

Dessert table inside Teton Trek

Mahaffey employees enjoying the party

Thanks to all those who attended. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Mahaffey Family!