Tuesday Trend: Eclectic Themes

The eclectic theme has become a huge trend this year and like many, we’re in love! The key in creating this ultra-chic look is to mix and match opposite elements. There are MANY ways to achieve this style, and Mahaffey is here to help!

At your next event, try mixing a modern, upscale location with shabby-chic decorations, or vice versa, for an easy way in achieving this look. Another approach is to only focus on the decorative pieces. Here are some ideas that we love: adding chandeliers to a barn-like venue, pairing vintage tableware to patterned linens, and combining shaded and non-shaded glassware. Tying these pieces to one another will create the perfect eclectic atmosphere!

Want to create this trend for your next event? Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals has a variety of items ranging from lighting, flatware, linens, tables and more to help create the ultimate eclectic theme! Stop by our showroom or schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists today at 901.457.4538!


Photo Courtesy to Note to Self


Photo Courtesy to The Kenneys


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’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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Did You Know Series: Faux Crystal Chandelier

We’re featuring our beautiful faux crystal chandelier on our “Did You Know” series this week.

This chandelier is sure to bring a classy, sophisticated, and fun look to any wedding reception, special occasion or party. It can easily be hung inside of a tent or any event venue.

We have 4 faux crystal chandeliers for rent, so call us today at 901-457-1909 for pricing and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

Indian Wedding Reception at TPC Southwind

It was a busy wedding weekend for Mahaffey! We provided a 66 ft x 166 ft tent for an Indian wedding reception of 450 guests at TPC Southwind this past Saturday.

The tent was dressed a variety of Mahaffey accessories including solid white sidewalls, a beautiful white ceiling liner, five 28-light iron chandeliers, silver canister lights, wood flooring, carpet, two stages, a white dance floor, white leather tufted bars, banquet tables, cocktail tables, mahogany chiavari chairs, ivory chair pads, and silver chargers. 12 upright fans were also used to generate air flow and half of the sidewalls on one side of the tent remained open to provide more light and an airy feel. Take a look at the finished product!

The color scheme for the wedding reception was stunning. The tables were decorated using acid green, peacock blue, and dark purple table linens. We did not provide the linens, but we did provide the silver chargers at each place setting, which were accented with teal blue napkins. White satin sashes were draped over our mahogany chiavari chairs for a soft, romantic touch.

We thoroughly enjoyed working Le Reve Creations, a full service event design & decor company out of Richmond, VA, to make this wedding huge success!

Did You Know Series: Silver Canister Lights

We’re featuring the silver canister light on our “Did You Know” series this week.

Canister lights can be mounted or placed on the ground to act as uplights (as seen in the picture below). Want colored lighting? We have a variety of gel colored inserts that can be added to the canister lights. Colored lighting can be cast on walls, columns, and other architectural features to compliment your color scheme and add warmth to your event venue.

Pink Gel Inserts inside Silver Canister Lights

We have approximately 130 silver canister lights for rent, so call us today at 901-457-1909 for pricing and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

Memphis Fashion Weekend Follow Up

As promised, here’s our follow up blog post on Memphis Fashion Weekend! The show, which benefited ArtsMemphis, was a huge success and numerous local and national designers featured their latest collections in the historic A. Schwab building on Beale. A few of the designers included Neil Bieff, Billy Reid, Carol Peretz, Philosophy di Alberta FerrettiEllis Dixon and Annie Griffin.

We provided the pipe and drape, tables, chairs, linens and lighting for the show and helped design the floor plan. Here are a few great pictures from the event!


Photo by Andrew J. Breig

Ellis Dixon models getting ready for the show

Designers Annie Griffin and Robin Gerber reveal the latest pieces in the Annie Griffin Collection

Carol Peretz reveals the latest pieces in her special occasions collection

*Photos Credit: Memphis Fashion Week Facebook.

Mahaffey Decorates Bridal Rhapsody 2012

We had such a great time at the Bridal Rhapsody Extravaganza Bridal Show this past weekend! It’s always a popular wedding show in the Mid-South, and we were proud to be a sponsor again this year. We were also honored to play such a large role in decor for the show providing booths, tables, linens, chairs, tableware, and other decor items.

Check out these fabulous pictures captured by our very own Shonna Springer!

Thanks to everyone to came out to the show and congratulations to all the brides-to-be! We hope you’ll remember Mahaffey for all your tent and party rental needs. Call us today at 901-457-1909 or visit our website for more information.

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!

Late Fall Showroom Preview

Our showroom has been updated again! We’re displaying a ride range of tables, chairs, linens, dishware and more, so be sure to stop by soon.

Here’s a sneak peak at what we have out on the floor right now.

Standard black pipe and drape with a poll drape feel, tied with chair sashes

36″ round table with black chiavari chairs

60″ round table with silver linens and silver chiavari chairs

36″ round table with mahogany chateau chairs

36″ round table with gold chiavari chairs

36″ round bistro table with bar stools

Also, don’t forget about the two Thanksgiving specials we’re running through Thanksgiving week.

Our standard Thanksgiving special includes a 60” round or 8′ banquet table, a basic poly linen and 8 basic folding chairs for only $25. Our premium Thanksgiving special includes a 60” round or 8′ banquet table, a specialty linen (crinkle, satin, etc.) and 8 fruitwood, natural, or white padded chairs all for only $50.

Give us a call today at 901-457-1909 and be sure to visit our website to view all our products.