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How to host a corporate event

04 Aug 16 By: Lene McGuinness

If you’ve been tasked with planning a corporate event it can be stressful! Fortunately, we're here to help, with our guide to hosting a successful corporate event.


Pimm's O'Clock: How to Plan a Garden Party

20 May 16

If you’re planning on having a garden party whether it’s for your friends and family, a corporate summer bash or a pop-up event then don’t miss our top tips on how to plan a garden party.


How to plan a handcrafted wedding

07 Apr 16

The wedding market is changing, brides and grooms want more creative control over their big day. Find out more about handcrafted weddings right here, and discover that there is more to doing-it-yourself than simply saving money. It's about having the wedding you always dreamed of.


Be Inspired by the Colours of 2016

15 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Pantone recently announced its colours of the year for 2016 as Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. For the first time ever, the blending of two shades has been identified as the Pantone colour of the year. 


New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate!

08 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

The New Year is now well underway, but there are still plenty of occasions to celebrate at the start of 2016. 


5 Things to Remember When Planning a New Year’s Eve Party

20 Nov 15 By: Lene McGuinness

With only six weeks to go until New Year’s Eve, it is time to finalise plans for your event – or, if you are anything like us, time to start organising it frantically! Don’t panic if you are only just starting your planning process – as long as you remember the following 5 essentials, your event is sure to be a success.


A Guide to the Coming Seasonal Events

13 Nov 15 By: Lene McGuinness

The end of the year is always a relatively busy time in terms of parties and events. With Christmas approaching, and more people in the UK beginning to celebrate Thanksgiving, the list of potential occasions you will be celebrating is most likely growing. Here at Allens Hire we provide an extensive range of furniture and catering equipment available for hire, so if you are planning an event over the next few weeks, here are some ideas for your preparation.


Everything you need for an Indian summer

09 Sep 15 By: Lene McGuinness

Without wanting to jinx things - we’ve been enjoying semblances of an Indian summer here in the UK with warmer temperatures and sunny weather lasting well into September. Since spells of good weather here can be few and far between it’s wise to take advantage of them while they last and consider hosting your upcoming event outdoors.


Chairs uncovered

29 Jul 15

You might have noticed the trend in events for covered chairs, but you can get a look that’s just as striking without the hassle, by hiring beautiful, stylish chairs that coordinate with the look of your event while making a statement of their own.


Trip the Light Fantastic at Your Party with LED Bar Units from Allens Hire

11 Jul 14 By: Lene McGuinness

Have you checked out our brilliant new gallery of LED Bar Units at various events around the capital and the south of England? We’ve added a number of stunning images to show how much of a visual impact you can give you event, by building an LED bar just about anywhere.