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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!

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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!

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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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!

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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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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Mahaffey to the 47th CMA Awards

Days before Country Music’s Biggest Night, our Mahaffey crew was on the scene diligently working at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee! During that time, they successfully installed around 21,500 sq. feet of tent structures for the preshow and red carpet festivities.

The structures fitted for the 47th CMA Awards included the Main Tent 66x150x13 (20M Clearspan), Paparazzi Tent 33x50x13, Fan Tent 40x66x13, Chevy Car Tent 40x40x10, Valet Tent, Venue Entry Tent, two Media Tents, and a variety of Walkway Tents. Mahaffey also provided red carpet, flooring, and liners for most of the tent structures.

Check out the images below to see our Mahaffey structures being put on display!

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Mahaffey Crew Assembling the Main Tent

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Celebrities to Mahaffey’s Red Carpet

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Gorgeous Fabric Draped in Walkway Tents

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Tuesday Trend: Mason Jars

Embrace your southern style with the help of Mason Jars! Whether you are styling for a shabby-chic wedding, creative picnic, or the neighborhood barbecue, Mason Jars have become a must have! Let your creativity run wild and use them for serving glasses, center pieces, hanging arrangements, and much, much more. You won’t regret breaking away from the average mug with this southern-inspired trend.

This trendy item can be found in our very own Mahaffey showroom! Stop by and take a look at our selection of Mason Jars today! If you would like to make an appointment, feel free to call us at 901.457.4538.

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Kappa Alpha Psi to Southern Heritage Classic

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for its southern charm and diverse, soulful background. Once a year, thousands join together to celebrate Memphis for its cultural diversity and unique style. Today through Saturday, join Kappa Alpha Psi in celebrating Memphis’ originality at the 24th annual Southern Heritage Classic. Sit back, relax, and get back to your Memphis roots!

Since 1911, Kappa Alpha Psi has built itself on achievement and continued success through education. It only makes sense for organizations, such as Kappa Alpha Psi to support Southern Heritage Classic as well as their efforts to promote higher education. Come enjoy Memphis music, tailgating parties, sports, fall fashion, and more at this one-of-a-kind, cultural celebration.

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is proud to sponsor Kappa Alpha Psi during this beneficial event! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with your own soulful spirit during this year’s Southern Heritage Classic! For more information, click here.

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Did You Know: All About ArtsMemphis

With all the recent blog posts about ArtsMemphis, we wanted to give a little reasoning behind our infatuation with this amazing organization. Not familiar with ArtsMemphis? This blog post is just for you!

ArtsMemphis is a locally-based organization that supports the art, music and theater community through engagement and participation. They raise funds to ensure excellence in the arts, and within the last 10 years have allocated over $40 million to support its mission. Not only does it enrich the lives of Memphis residents, but it also has an incredible economic impact on our city.

Nonprofit arts are a major draw for tourists. In Memphis alone, the arts generate more than $125 million a year. Visitors paying for art events, hotel stays, parking and exploring the area through shopping and dining. This organization is not only enhancing the culture in Memphis, but is also helping it prosper.

For those wanting to get involved, there are ample ways to do so. We are always blogging about upcoming events in Memphis that you can attend. This is one great way to get connected with this organization. You can also donate, purchase publications, buy an Arts license plate or volunteer. An awesome incentive to donating is the ArtsMemphis ArtsCard. This special card offers 2-for-1 discounts to events across Memphis, including Ballet Memphis, Brooks Museum, Opera Memphis, Metal Museum and Playhouse on the Square.

Mahaffey had a blast this past weekend at ArtsMemphis’ ARTAFACTOR. We hope to have convinced you to start joining us at these events! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for this weekend’s Conservation Through Art at Ducks Unlimited. Enjoy these pictures from last Saturday at the Beale Street Landing.

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Mahaffey setting up for ARTAFACTOR

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ArtsMemphis Upcoming Events

Don’t miss ArtsMemphis‘ ARTAFACTOR event TOMORROW NIGHT that will culminate the 2012 ARTAFACTOR series. This party will dive into Memphis’ culture and raise funds to support local art organizations and education.

This year’s theme is “Go With the Flow.” It begins at 7 pm and will be hosted at the Beale Street Landing in Downtown Memphis. This is one of the first events held in the Landing since its completion! There will be live entertainment, including performances by Playhouse on the Square, Ballet Memphis and STAX Music Academy, original art pieces, live auctions and barbecue.

Purchase your tickets as soon as possible so you don’t miss out! There’s only one day left to reserve yours.

Following ARTAFACTOR, on Saturday, November 10th, will be Conservation Through Art 2012, presented by Ducks Unlimited and ArtsMemphis, celebrating the relationship between wildlife conservation, natural beauty and art. Dinner will be hosted at the national headquarters of Ducks Unlimited and begin at 7 pm. Just like ARTAFACTOR, this event will have some great auction items.

Join ArtsMemphis in their goal to support the arts in Memphis and come celebrate with us at these two incredible events. Mahaffey hopes to see you there!

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“Go With the Flow”

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