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!


Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

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



Junior League Gift Showcase

Paging all shopaholics … paging all shopaholics! Are you hoping to beat the inevitable mayhem that comes with last minute holiday shopping? Are you looking to add some holiday cheer to your style? If you answered yes, then dash on over to Memphis Botanic Garden for a Junior League of Memphis exclusive holiday shopping event!

Junior League of Memphis is an organization built on promoting, developing, and improving lives in the Memphis community. Through their dedication and go-getter attitude, beneficial events such as this weekend’s Junior League Gift Showcase are made possible. With the help of Junior League, you’ll be certain to start your season of giving off right by shopping for a cause!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help with all of your holiday planning needs! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!



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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Paparazzi Tent

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Mahaffey Crew Assembling the Main Tent


Celebrities to Mahaffey’s Red Carpet

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Main Tent Background

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Mahaffey Loves CMA!

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Mahaffey Crew Hard at Work

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Outside View

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Gorgeous Fabric Draped in Walkway Tents

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Fan Tent

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Chevy Car Tent

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’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!


Tune in to AM 990 TOMORROW!

Our own Angela Watson will be live on KWAM 990 tomorrow, June 11, from 7:40-8:00am. Chris Wade from the station will be interviewing as she speaks about Mahaffey‘s new inventory, a few events we have been honored to be a part of and of course, our fabulous partners.

It may be early in the morning, but if you know Angela at all, you know you will NOT be disappointed. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude will make for a tremendous start to your Tuesday!

There are 3 ways to listen:

  1. On the radio at AM 990,
  2. Online at www.kwam990.com (click tab that says watch and listen live),
  3. Or if you have a smartphone, download the KWAM 990 app.

Please tune in tomorrow morning and let us know what you thought!

Stop by our showroom anytime, or call 901.457.4538 to speak to Angela or one of our event specialists. As always, thank you for making us a part of your events!

Angela Watson


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


Go With the Flow sponsor sign

Lounge furniture

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Stage for the evening’s performers


Auction items

Beale Street Landing

Exterior of Beale Street Landing

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Lounge cubes and LED bar

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Guests enjoying lounge area

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