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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.


How to throw a Wimbledon party

10 Jun 16

If you can’t be at Centre Court or Murray Mound then why not throw your own Wimbledon themed event? Read on to find out how to serve up an ace of an outdoor 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.


Expert Guide to Stress Free Event Planning

22 Mar 16

Organising an event can be a stressful undertaking – whether it’s a wedding, birthday, a corporate event or you just want to throw a party it can feel like there is so much to organise. To help you plan your event we’ve created a guide that should help you on your way.


How to plan events with the wow factor

11 Feb 16

When hosting an event you want your guests to remember your party for all the right reasons. Allens Hire has many years of experience in the world of event organising and they have some top tips to share with you.


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. 


And the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2015 is…wait, what?

15 Jan 15 By: Lene McGuinness

We have a winner! The Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 is Marsala; a robust and earthy shade of red, perfect for laying a foundation of elegance, within the home or at a glamorous event. But it’s a shade that has sparked debate.


Allens Hire Wedding Season Special - It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding

05 May 14 By: Lene McGuinness

May Day marks the beginning of wedding season here in the UK and Allen’s Hire is celebrating with a series of blogs all about the big day.


Colour Trends for Summer Events 2013

25 Jul 13 By: Lene McGuinness

Finally, as the summer sun starts making an appearance with it comes a colour palette that’s destined to delight. This year’s on-trend colours are: dusty pastels, bright reds and royal blues