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Top tips for welcoming 2018 in with style

20 Dec 17 By: Lene McGuinness

New Year’s Eve events often get overlooking during the chaos of Christmas, but don’t worry if you’re only just starting to plan your party, our top tips will help to keep you calm and collected, and ensure that you’ll be welcoming 2018 in with style.


5 perfect winter drinks and what to serve them in

23 Nov 17 By: Lene McGuinness

As the cold weather begins to set in and the festive season is just around the corner, it’s time to crack open the Winter warmers to keep that biting chill at bay.


How to have a sustainable Christmas party

13 Nov 17 By: Lene McGuinness

How to have a sustainable Christmas party

The holiday season is just around the corner; which means food, fun and festivities! There is no denying that, over the Christmas period, we eat more, drink more and buy far more than we do at any other time of the year; all of which makes for a great few months – but it also means that we have a bigger impact on the environment.



4 awesome Christmas pop ups in London

31 Oct 17 By: Lene McGuinness

Whether you’re a London local, or a visiting the big city for a spot of holiday shopping, the Capital really is one of the best places to get your fix of festive cheer, with plenty of pop-up events taking place.

We’ve taken a look at four of the most exciting pop-up events in London this Christmas, to help get you into the holiday spirit


Christmas food trends

30 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

The leaves may only just be changing, but if you're a caterer, event organiser or pop-up host you may be already planning your Christmas menus. To help inspire you, we have discovered six Christmas food trends that will impress your clients and guests this 2017 season:


The Essential Christmas Party Hire Checklist

15 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

For many companies, brands and individuals, the Christmas party is one of the biggest annual events that they will organise. For some it’s about rewarding staff, impressing clients and for others, the most important thing is about getting family and friends together. The festive season is also a time when pop-ups and one-off events take centre stage.

So, whether you’re a pop-up host, professional event organiser, a caterer or have been tasked with arranging your company’s Christmas party then take a look at our essential Christmas party hire checklist.


Halloween Party Inspiration

01 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

September is here and with the nights drawing in, it's time to start getting organised for any Halloween parties you may be throwing. Whether it's a big family and friends get together, a corporate event or a seasonal pop-up, we have what you need for the perfect Halloween party.  


Winter Wedding Inspiration

31 Aug 17 By: Lene McGuinness

Winter weddings don't have to be all about darkness and rain, they can be magical and romantic – full of rich warm colours, sparkle and luxurious faux fur. At Allens Hire, we have scoured our vast wedding hire collection to find the best products we have for fabulous winter wedding.


7 things you need to hire for your event but always forget about

17 Aug 17

Whether you are a seasoned event pro, have been tasked to organise your company's yearly jolly or love throwing big family parties, there are always little details that can be easily forgotten about.


Serving craft beer at your event

01 Aug 17

Craft beer has taken the UK by storm in the last few years. There has been an explosion of micro- breweries across the country and now almost every UK county has its own craft beer.