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Event & Party Food Trends 2022

04 Apr 22

We’ve noticed that more and more of our clients are looking for fun and creative ways to cater for special occasions, whether it’s a white wedding reception or more formal corporate buffet.

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Christmas is back with a bang this year so create an Insta-wonderland worth sharing

01 Nov 21

We have explored all seven Christmas 2021 trends revealed by John Lewis and selected our most complementary china, cutlery, glassware and linen to give you inspiration on how to create your favourite look this festive season.

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Halloween is creeping up on us . . . So here are some spooky party ideas to make it a night(mare) to remember!

01 Oct 21

As the spookiest day of the year is creeping up on us, we have created a list of products to match the colours of Halloween to help you create a chilling night to remember!

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Here's how to create a tablescape inspired by our favourite gardens at RHS Chelsea

20 Sep 21

For the first time in its 108-year history, RHS Chelsea Flower Show is being held on 21 – 26 September rather than its usual May slot. Here we’ve delved into some of the highlights that visitors can expect to delight at this year’s show and how to create a table setting inspired by these wonderful gardens.

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These tableware trends are popular on social media. Here’s how to recreate them

18 Aug 21 By: Lene McGuinness

With lockdown restrictions lifted, more and more people are hosting dinner parties- whether it’s to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just an excuse to get together with loves ones we’ve missed.

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Get Inspired with Allens Hire

27 Jul 20

Whether you are looking for inspiration for a wedding reception, bar area or family dinner, we have a collection of images on our Get Inspired page.

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Create a restaurant at home

17 Jul 20

Whether you want to have a romantic meal for two or celebrate a special occasion with family, we have everything you need to bring the dining experience of the restaurant into the comfort of your own home.

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Hosting a party at home

08 Jul 20

Hosting a party at home is easy when you choose Allens Hire. Whether you want to host a special celebration with family in the comfort of your own home or a garden party with friends, we have just what you need to make your gathering a stress-free and more importantly, FUN event!

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Setting a table: how to wow your guests

18 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Setting an inviting table for guests is an art form and it is becoming an ever more important in the Instagram era.

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Festive Trends 2019/20

02 Sep 19 By: Lene McGuinness

Christmas is coming and as the seasons change, thoughts move towards the party season and the Christmas event planning begins in earnest.

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