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Thanksgiving – catering advice for our American expat cousins in London

28 Oct 15 By: Lene McGuinness

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and despite this not being a traditionally British celebration, it seems more and more people are embracing the festivities in recent times. This could be for a number of reasons; for example, there are a large number of American expats now living in London and other areas of the UK, who are keen to continue with their traditions despite now living on British soil. Furthermore, a number of those preparing Thanksgiving meals for family and friends in the UK have usually spent some time in the US or Canada and have experienced the traditional meal first hand. Whatever the reason, in 2014 it was estimated that one in six people in the UK now celebrate Thanksgiving.


Speciality plates – think outside the box with your place settings

21 Oct 15 By: Lene McGuinness

Event planning can be a hectic process with multiple details to take into consideration; from the venue and music to food and decorations, the list can seem endless. However, in order to make your event unforgettable for all the right reasons, it is the little details that people will remember. Here at Allens Hire we have an extensive collection of china, cutlery, furniture and much more available to rent for special events and occasions in the London and South Coast regions. If there is a meal involved in an event you are planning, don’t forget to take a look at our range of speciality plates – they are bound to make a lasting impression.


What do your chairs say about the event?

19 Oct 15 By: Lene McGuinness

When organising an event, choosing particular aspects and design details may seem insignificant during the early stages of the planning process. However, here at Allens Hire we are well aware that our customers are increasingly inspired by the style of certain products which then dictates the overall theme of their event. Even the little details can inspire, including, believe it or not – chair hire.


Tis the season to be jolly busy - a caterer's guide to Christmas party season

12 Oct 15 By: Lene McGuinness

With Christmas party season only eight weeks away, it may seem like a daunting task having to plan your company’s Christmas festivities. Luckily, here at Allen’s we are just a phone call or email away when it comes to catering equipment hire, furniture hire, glassware hire and a whole host of other basics you will need for your festive celebrations – plus we have a few useful tips we’ve picked up from caterers to help you plan your event.