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.


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!


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



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.



Dixon Gallery and Gardens: Art on Tap

It’s finally fall season in Memphis, which could only mean one thing… FALL EVENTS! During the fall, Memphis is constantly filled with exciting events, live music, and celebration. So the question is: do you enjoy delicious food, locally brewed beer, and live entertainment? If the answer is yes, then Art on Tap is for you!

Tonight, Dixon Gallery & Gardens will hold its annual Art on Tap event. Art on Tap allows you to experience the beautiful grounds of Dixon Gallery & Gardens, indulge in Memphis’ local food, beer, and live music. This event has become a Memphis favorite and continues to grow in size every year. Be sure you’re not the one that misses out by joining Mahaffey for this art-tastic event!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is honored to be sponsoring tonight’s event! Art on Tap will take place tonight from 6-9 PM. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit Dixon Gallery & Gardens!


Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals Hiring Customer Service Rep

Since 1924, Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals has been turning ordinary places into extraordinary spaces. From tables, linens, chairs, tableware and decor to dance floors, lighting, stages, tents and more. Whether Mid-Southerners are planning an elegant wedding, corporate event, festival, sporting event or even a small soiree, Mahaffey’s got you covered. We have a large inventory of rental equipment readily available.

The Customer Service Representative will help customers determine which items best serve their needs, generate a contract for the rental and coordinate the order with our production staff. Much of the customer interaction is over the telephone, but excellent writing and communication skills and a professional appearance are essential.

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with people, have an outgoing personality and exhibit a good sense of humor. Candidate must have at least five years experience in sales/customer service and demonstrate experience with event planning. Computer literacy is a must (Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel and the Internet). Experience with ACT! or CAD would be a plus. The ideal candidate must also be active within the local community and understand the culture, people, arts and institutions that make Memphis and the Mid-South a great place to live and work.

This is a fun business. The work environment and benefits are excellent. Cover letters with resumes and salary requirements will be accepted through Friday, January 31, 2013. No phone calls, please. Submit your Word documents via email to info@fabricstructures.com. Or send to:

Human Resources Manager

Mahaffey Tent and Party Rentals

4161 Delp Street

Memphis, TN 38118

Did You Know: Stingrays at the Memphis Zoo

The Memphis Zoo, home to more than 3,500 animals, continues to renovate and expand, surprising and amazing all who visit. After researching the Zoo’s history, we learned that more than $77 million, since the early 1990s, has been put into transforming the 70 acres of exhibits into nothing short of an incredibly unique experience. With the new year approaching, you better believe the Memphis Zoo has something up its sleeve, and Mahaffey is absolutely thrilled to be a part of it!

We are excited to share the news that beginning in March 2013, the Zoo will be home to an interactive stingray exhibit through a partnership with Living Exhibits, Inc. Not only will observers be able to view several species of stingrays and sharks but they will have the opportunity to safely touch and pet these creatures. The salt water pool, holding 17,000 gallons of water, is specifically engineered as a habitat for the stingrays and sharks to thrive and a hands-on teaching platform for Zoo visitors. And of course, enclosing this new attraction is a structure provided by yours truly! We love helping the Memphis Zoo bring such a neat, new feature to this city. The Stingray Bay will be available for companies, organizations and other groups to rent out for private events and will stay open through October 30th, 2013.

Admission into the Stingray Bay will be $3 for Zoo members and $4 for nonmembers. We hope to see you there!

Stingray Bay

Stingray Bay coming soon

Photo courtesy of Memphis Zoo



Photo courtesy of Living Exhibits

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!

Go With the Flow

“Go With the Flow”

CTA 2012

CTA 2012

Flight Memphis, Ready For Winter!

No one really knows what the weather holds for Memphis. One day (like today), it’s in the 70s. The next, the temperature has dropped 30+ degrees! But one thing’s for sure…Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar, located Downtown, is ready for the winter season! Anyone strolling down Main Street will be able to see these beautiful floor to ceiling glass walls surrounding the front patio. This outside seating enclosure fits perfectly within their wrought iron fence and will not only keep diners happy, but most importantly, warm.

Mahaffey loves installing fun features like this around Memphis! We have been providing this glass wall patio covering for over five years. If you are Downtown, grab a bite to eat at Flight and make sure to ask to sit “outside!” 😉

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Glass walls at Flight

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Front view of the swanky restaurant

Macy’s Zoo Brew

Tickets are on sale now for the Macy’s Zoo Brew! Join Mahaffey tomorrow, August 31st, at the Memphis Zoo to celebrate the Labor Day weekend. This will be the last Zoo Brew of the year, so you don’t want to miss out! This one-of-a-kind beer-tasting event features beers from around the world, fantastic food and live music.

Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers, with an opportunity to purchase VIP tickets at $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. VIP tickets allow you access to the VIP Teton Trek Lounge.

We are so excited to be sponsoring the Zoo Brew once again and can’t wait to party for the holiday! Check out a few pics from Zoo Brews past…

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