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Event Ideas

Dinner Party Do’s & Don’ts: From how to correctly lay the table, nail seating plans and sending thank you notes – Allens has you covered!

27 Sep 21

Invites have been sent, you’ve had your RSVPs and the guestlist is set. Before your night can begin though, there’s a few extra details that needed to be finalised.

At Allens, we provide everything you need to create the perfect dinner party. We’ve worked with some of the finest venues and event experts, so we’ve learned a thing or two about dinner party etiquette.


Most Iconic Movie Dining Scenes….And how to recreate them

25 Aug 21

We all have our favourite film and even favourite movie scenes, here at Allens we’ve rounded up the most iconic movie dining scenes from Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.


Top 5 Most Unusual Wedding Venues in Hampshire for 2021

17 Aug 21

With Lockdown measures lifted and guest restrictions gradually easing, happy couples are able to begin planning their big day again.​


Bring the bar home

13 Jul 20

Nightclubs may not be open yet but that doesn’t stop you from enjoying all the fun of the bar at home! We have compiled a list of items to hire for the most memorable party all in the comfort of your own back garden.


Host your own garden party

08 Jul 20

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, families and friends can now enjoy a small get-together in their own private gardens.


Event Hygiene

11 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Recent global events have thrown a sharp light on event hygiene. While hygiene behind the scenes by servers and chefs has always been important, good hygiene practices need to be followed by all those who are involved in an event, including attendees.


Things to consider when organising a birthday party

28 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

If you are celebrating a milestone birthday or just want an excuse to party, then it’s important that you work through all the details and things you need to make sure your party is memorable.


How To Host A Sustainable Event

21 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Events large or small can be a source of a lot of unwanted waste. It is no surprise that each year the vast majority of this waste will end up in landfill. As a nation, we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of global warming and the importance of recycling.


Hiring furniture for small spaces

17 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

When you are organising an event, there is always a lot to think about - including how you are going to furnish a space.


Top outdoor event themes for 2020

10 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Who doesn't love to spend time outside? Outdoor events are ever more popular, even with our notoriously unpredictable British weather. Here are our top outdoor event themes for 2020.