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What you need to know about Planning a Summer Event

16 Jun 16 By: Lene McGuinness

It only comes around once a year, so why not make the most of the Great British Summertime with a party to remember?


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.


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.


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.


From A to BBQ - A guide to hygienic al fresco dining at your event

30 Jun 15 By: Lene McGuinness

As the caterer, however, it is up to you to ensure that the food products you serve to visitors are safe, so here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your guests enjoy your barbecue.


Food for thought – Catering for a summer Festival?

19 Jun 15

Music tourism in the UK generates billions for the economy. That’s not just ticket sales, but transport, outdoor goods and perhaps most importantly food and drink. Find out more about how the catering industry is capitalising on festival fever.


3 Cool Refreshment Ideas for Hot Summer Events

26 May 15 By: Lene McGuinness

If you’re planning a summer event, Allens Hire has ideas for keeping your congregation cool and refreshed. Here are 3 of the best:


Food and drink ideas for your next corporate event

13 Apr 15 By: Lene McGuinness

As an event organiser, it’s on you to ensure that everything runs smoothly from beginning to end -- and if you’re really successful, your assorted guests will remember the occasion long afterward. Here are some ideas for wowing the crowds at your next corporate event, by tantalising their tastebuds


Expect Fireworks - 4 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Bonfire Night Bash

22 Oct 14 By: Lene McGuinness

Autumn is such an amazing time of year. The leaves take on colours of red and burnt orange, the crisp, cool sky is largely blue and a variety of events encourage us to get wrapped up and enjoy ourselves.


Hampshire Harvest Weekend - Spotlight on Winchester this Coming Autumn

22 Aug 14 By: Lene McGuinness

The Hampshire Harvest Weekend in Winchester is less than a couple of months away and people from all over the county and beyond will be visiting Winchester to enjoy the best local produce and entertainment centred around the beautiful Winchester Cathedral.