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!



New Inventory Item: Three Tier Dessert Tray

Enhance your sweet tooth palate by ditching the traditional wedding cake for numerous cupcakes! Mahaffey’s new three tier dessert tray is a tasteful way to showcase the wedding cupcake trend! After all, when it comes to wedding cakes, the more the merrier!

For desserts, what’s on the inside counts, especially during weddings! Opting for cupcakes allow multiple, heavenly flavors to be put into bite-sized treats. In general, wedding cupcakes are less expensive and easier to transport. They can also tie in your wedding theme through creative designs and displays. Allow your guests to marvel over your unique, abundant dessert spread with the help of our new rental item!

You won’t regret shrinking it down to cupcakes with Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals dessert trays! That’s not all; Mahaffey has other rental items such as, tableware, linens, tables and more to help with all of your wedding and event needs. Stop by our showroom or call us today at 901.457.4538 for pricing and availability on this delectable item!

Head to Mahaffey’s Pinterest page for more wedding cake trends!

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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!


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!

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.