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!

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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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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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Gold for Your Guests

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Ornaments Fit for the Occasion

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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!

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Photos courtesy of Pantone and Tulle & Chantilly

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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Tuesday Trends: Photo Booths

Photo booths are the new “must-have” item for every event. Featured at birthday parties, weddings, charity events, Greek formals and even school dances, they provide hours of entertainment for guests, and can help those shy corner standers break out of their comfort zone and let loose!

Located right here in Memphis is one of Mahaffey’s favorite photo booth rental companies: Hotshots. They provide an enclosed or open style booth, help design a graphic that compliments your event’s theme and colors and have a huge selection of goofy props to pose with, ensuring perfect pictures. With unlimited sessions, your guests will have endless enjoyment taking photos.

Here are some examples of different layouts and background choices…

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Tuesday Trends: Chalkboards

Chalkboards have made their way into the limelight! Coming from the classroom into the party, these decorations provide a perfectly simple, yet unique touch to any event.  Whether your style is sophisticated Southern or all things vintage, chalkboards can be incorporated in so many ways. Consider using chalkboard tags for cups or giveaway goodies, over sized boards for menu options or editable cake toppers at your next soiree.

While you may not be a pro at calligraphy and some things personalized will have to be special ordered, several chalkboard ideas are an easy DIY project! Anything can be turned into a chalkboard with chalkboard paint found at your local hardware store. Paint coffee mugs, wine glass bases, rustic wooden signs or old window frames. Here are some of Mahaffey’s favorites!

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Photos courtesy of: 1) PigandPepperPress 2) FirstSnowFall 3) BradensGrace 4) Papela

Tuesday Trends: Food Trucks

This new trend has become one of our absolute favorites. Who would have thought that food trucks would be the new thing for 2013. Mahaffey has fallen in love with the idea of serving hors d’oeuvres, entrees and late night munchies right out of a van, taking catering to a whole new level!

The possibilities for your event are endless…you could have the food truck serve entire meals, or surprise your guests with a late night service, driving in and serving coffee and donuts (possibly even inside your venue during colder months). Two local food trucks that we recommend are Graze Food Truck and Fuel Food Truck. Neither will disappoint in service or food!

Graze Food Truck is the cutest moving vehicle we’ve ever seen, and could add that perfect touch to your spring or summer event! Graze can provide everything from classic Southern comfort foods to soups, salads, sandwiches and everything in between. It started with the purchase of a 1983 Chevy Step Van in 2011, and in September 2012, Graze Food Truck hit the streets. They seek to use fresh, locally grown ingredients whenever possible and can cater your next private event, corporate party or wedding.

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Graze Food Truck at the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza

Photo courtesy of Graze Food Truck

Fuel Food Truck is another favorite; they even catered our Safety Luncheon last fall. The food, made from scratch, is to die for. Only organic ingredients are used, including antibiotic-free, humanely raised, grass/vegetarian fed meat and poultry. Not only can this truck be at your next event, but it can also be seen driving around Memphis, serving spots all over our great city. Mahaffey’s two favorite dishes are the Grilled Cheese and Bison Tacos.

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Fuel Food Truck at Mahaffey

Photo courtesy of Mahaffey Tent

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Tacos looking DELICIOUS

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Fuel Food Truck

Photos courtesy of Fuel Food Truck

Tuesday Trends: Wedding Favs

2013 wedding predictions have already made their way into magazines and blog posts. We are so excited for the new year, when we get to marvel at beautiful weddings inspired by top trends.

After lots of oohing and ahhing, we have found our top three and can’t wait to see them come to life. Don’t forget to let Mahaffey know if we can be of any assistance! Not only do we have fabulous event specialists willing and ready to help, but we have all the rentals you need to create your perfect day.

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1. Roaring 20s, Vintage Style

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Photos courtesy of BHLDN, Ava Grace & Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Tuesday Trends: Colorful Engagement Rings

This hot new trend breaks away from your typical engagement ring and adds to it some style. Colored diamonds are the emerging new trend, and celebrities aren’t the only ones jumping on this bandwagon.

What do you think about colored diamonds? Do you have what it takes to boast some flare on your ring finger? We found these beautiful colored engagement rings while searching for our favorites…

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1. Diana Diamond and Pink Sapphire Ring in Platinum from My Love Wedding Ring

2. Emily Sarah from Dana Rebecca

3. Art Deco Diamond Ruby Ring from The Three Graces

4. Argentine Target Ring of Diamonds & Emeralds from The Three Graces

5. Ceylon Oval Cut Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Ring from My Sapphire Source

6. Blue Sapphire Ring from The Natural Sapphire Company

P.S. Come back every Tuesday for our new series: Tuesday Trends!