See You In The New Year!

Happy New Year 2021

What a year 2020 has been.

It has turned out very differently than expected, but we tried to do our best under the unprecedented circumstances. So before we start a new year full of energy and zest for action, we would like to THANK YOU to our friends, supporters and partners.

We hugely appreciate you being part of the family and thank you for doing business with us.

Our website will resume taking orders on Saturday 2 January 2021.

When we are back on the Monday full of energy, we will be dispatching all orders on that day (before 1pm). Delivery times will be 1-2 working days.

Some questions you may have while we are away…

Q: When are you open again?

We will reopen for orders on 2 January 2021. You will be able to place your order online.

Q: I have placed an order, has it been dispatched?

We made sure we dispatched all orders placed before the Christmas break. If you are still waiting for your order please await an update from Parcelforce.

Q: Can I order while you are away?

Our team are away for Christmas so we can only process any orders upon return.

You can send us an email requesting a call-back (please leave your name, products and number). Alternatively, you may visit our website on 2 January 2021 when we will be open to take orders.

Q: I have an account with you, can I submit a PO?

You may certainly send us your PO via email but we will be dispatching the day we return. We will acknowledge your email.

Q: I need to return an item.

Please send us an email outlining the reason for your return as well as your name and order number (found in your order confirmation email beginning with 0000). We will acknowledge and respond to you once we return.

From the team at Event Supplies, we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.

2020 Christmas / New Year opening hours

Event Supplies Christmas Catering Supplies

Christmas is coming!

So we wanted to let you know that we will not be open for orders from 22 September and will return on 4 January 2020. We urge our customers to order early this month to avoid any disappointment.

From the team at Event Supplies, we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.

Order before 22 December 2020

  • Special offers on hundreds of products
  • Same day dispatch on orders made before 1pm (working days)
  • Free delivery on orders over £100

Need help?

If you require any help, you can chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri. We’re always happy to help 😊

Catering supply ideas for Christmas

Christmas catering supplies

As the festive season looms closer, themed supplies are proving very popular for people who want to make Christmas one to remember.

Whether you’re looking to spruce up your restaurant or style your table for Christmas dinner, we have the right supplies for you.

1. Festive napkins

Christmas-themed napkins prove to be very popular for parties and schools.

Choose from a range of napkins featuring red bauble prints, silver and gold happy New Year designs, and star themed napkins.

Christmas design napkins
Snowman design napkin
Christmas design napkins
Red and gold bauble design

2. Coloured tablecloths

Christmas dinner can get pretty messy, so lay out our great value paper tablecloths to protect it from any food or drink that might spill over the edge of your plates.

Choose from a variety of Christmas-themed colours such as gold, silver, red and green.

Gold paper tablecloths
Metallic gold tablecloths
Red paper tablecloths
Red gold tablecloths

3. Plastic flutes and glasses

No party is complete without glasses for drinks.

Our disposable plastic flutes and glasses are lightweight and don’t shatter like glass. Yet, they are sturdy and great value for celebratory occasions.

Champagne flutes
Disposable champagne flutes
Disposable wineglasses
Disposable wineglasses

4. Reusable glassware

If you’re looking to invest in reusable glassware, our ELITE plastic glasses are made from polycarbonate, which makes it an unbreakable material under normal conditions.

You can be sure to reuse them for upcoming occasions such as New Year’s.

Plastic goblets
Plastic goblets
Plastic hiball glasses
Plastic hiball glasses

5. Party cups

Our party cups are best-sellers year-round. The instantly recognisable design is attractive and perfect for home parties. Our red American party cups are a big hit for party games such as beer pong.

2oz mini red American party cups
2oz mini red American party cups
12oz and 16oz red American party cups
12oz and 16oz red American party cups

Why order with us?

  • Same day dispatch on orders made before 1pm
  • Free delivery on orders over £100
  • A friendly sales team happy to help

Inspiring tableware ideas for Christmas

Instagram: @an.brys

As Christmas approaches, we wanted to share some inspiring examples of festive settings.

A standout dining table not only impresses family and guests. But it’s an opportunity to give them a taste of your creative skills.

Here at Event Supplies, we have a wide variety of catering supplies to make your celebrations extra special. Take a look at our disposable champagne flutes, festive napkins, coloured banquet rolls and much more.

Chat with us

You can also chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri. We’re always happy to help 😊

Autumn deals on reusable plastic barware

Autumn Deals Bar Barware Supplies

We are pleased to announce updated prices on our barware products, notably from our ELITE and ECON range.

Popular amongst pubs, bars and clubs, our plastic glasses are designed to replace more traditional glassware with affordable yet strong and durable alternatives.

In addition to these benefits, plastic barware helps remove the threat of broken glass from licensed premises with obvious safety benefits.

Why choose ELITE?

The ELITE range is made from polycarbonate which makes it one of the strongest of our reusable range. It never lets our customers down.

Although visually similar to ECON, ELITE products are thicker and heavier. They have also been tested in excess of 500 glass washer cycles.

Best-sellers: CE marked clear jugs/pitchers, martini glasses, stackable Hi Ball glasses and plastic pint glasses.

Martini Cocktail Mojito Glasses
Plastic Pint Glasses
CE Marked Jugs

Why choose ECON?

Products belonging to the ECON range are hard plastic and ‘light use’ products made from crystal polystyrene. Often more cost-effective, these items are reusable and ideal for general purpose or outdoor use.

Best-sellers: Clear plastic shot glasses, plastic wine glasses and tulip pint plastic glasses.

Reusable Shot Glasses
Plastic Wine Glasses
Hiball Glasses

Need help?

If you require further information about orders or products, you may chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri.

Avoid spills with these new lids to fit flexi tumblers

In stock today are our new recyclable lids to fit our range of flexi tumblers.

These flat lids – suitable for 10oz, 12oz, 20oz and 22oz PP cups – are perfect for bars and pubs seeking to offer takeaway drinks. The lids fit tightly on cups reducing the chances of spills and unnecessary time wasted on cleaning.

Key features: Lightweight, tight-fitting to reduce spills and recyclable.

Ideal for: Takeaway drinks for pubs, bars and venues. Suitable for all drinks caterers.

Cups to fit

Need help?

Chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri. We’re always happy to help 😊

Eco-friendlier alternatives to outlawed plastic straws

Paper Straws

Searching for alternative options to plastic straws, stirrers and other items may prove difficult from today.

This is because the UK government has banned the sale of such products, except for those with disabilities or medical conditions where there may be a requirement.

Because the choices may seem limited, we’ve put together a list to help suppliers find a suitable counterpart.

Wooden stirrers

Stirrers are made from virgin grade birch wood. These are fully biodegradable and natural products with no coatings or plastics used whatsoever.

Stirrers are popular with coffee brands such as Starbucks and Costa, and provide an alternative to plastic stirrers – which have also been banned from sale.

Paper and biodegradable straws

Made from uncoated virgin grade paper, paper straws are biodegradable and compostable featuring no inner plastic coating.

Popular with caterers of all kinds, paper straws come in various colours.

Special mention: Compostable and wooden cutlery

We are expecting to see growing interest in eco-friendlier cutlery.

Our compostable CPLA cutlery range is made of corn starch; a sustainable and renewable plant based material. It is fully biodegradable and compostable.

Made from virgin grade birch wood, our wooden cutlery range is also ethically sourced from well-managed forests. It is also renewable and recyclable. You may be interested in our new handy packs of knives, forks and spoons.

We are available to help you find eco-friendlier alternatives. Contact us or talk to us on our website Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Tableware ideas for Halloween parties and events

As Halloween approaches, we wanted to share some inspiring examples of how catering supplies can create a perfect Halloween setting.

1. Black napkins – Great for table decor

Browse black napkins

2. Banquet rolls – Suitable for all occasions

Browse banquet rolls

3. Party cups – Serving up fun

Browse party cups

4. Smoothie cups – Tasty treats for the kids

Browse smoothie cups

5. Plastic flutes – Showcase Halloween surprises

Browse plastic champagne flutes

6. Wine glasses – Bring sparkle to the table

Browse wine glasses

10% off on Halloween supplies

For a limited time*, prices have been cut on all Halloween themed products. You can find this section by clicking here.

We’re wishing you a happy Halloween!

* Sale ends 1 October 2020.

Lids to fit pint glasses great for takeaway drinks

Takeaway Drinks With Lids Pint Cups With Lids Photo

Serving takeaway drinks has never been easier. So we’re pleased to announce the arrival of lids to fit our 20-22oz PLA biodegradable pint cups.

Easy to fit, our lids are tight-fitting to prevent spills. They’re made from PLA/cornstarch and a great eco-friendly alternative to traditional oil based plastics.

Lids are popular with:

  • Pubs serving takeaway pints
  • Licensed premises including clubs and venues serving beer
  • Mobile drink caterers

Get 10% off your order

Spend just £8.30 (exc VAT and delivery) for 50 lids with matching 20-22oz PLA biodegradable pint cups.

Receive a further 10% discount by using our summer sale* coupon code SUMMER10 on checkout, so grab yourself a bargain today! 😎

* Sale ends 4 September 2020.

Sale on summer catering supplies now on

Summer Bank Holiday Sale Catering Supplies UK

The Summer Bank Holiday is nearly here.

And we know times have also been tough here in the UK, so we’re happy to be offering 10% off on all our products online.

Simply use SUMMER10 on the checkout page to claim your discount. But do hurry. This discount is valid till 4 September 2020 and even though we do our best to replenish stock, it does go fast.

You may be interested in these summer supplies


1. Plastic smoothie cups

Perfect for milkshakes, smoothies and fruit snacks, our smoothie cups come in a variety of sizes and are refrigerator safe. They’re available with domed or straw slot lids, handy to keep liquids inside the cup. You may also be interested our compostable cup range.

Summer ideas: You can serve milkshakes and smoothies and even serve cold summer fruits at a garden party.

2. Paper plates

Our disposable paper plates are lightweight and recyclable, ideal for all sorts of picnics, garden parties and BBQs.

Summer ideas: You can store these lightweight plates in your picnic bag. They also make a fun painting activity for children.

3. Party cups

Our party cups are best-sellers year-round. But these tough cups are great for use at home parties and a variety of beverages. The instantly recognisable and distinctive double-skinned design is vibrant and attractive.

Summer ideas: These cups are great for drinking games such as beer pong as well as garden parties.

4. Ice cream supplies

Summer isn’t summer without ice-cream. This is why we’re recommending a range of dessert catering supplies – far too many to list on this blog.

From small ice cream tubs and wooden ice cream spades to domed smoothie cups suitable for any types of milkshake – we have everything you need for serving sweets and treats.

Use SUMMER10 at the checkout page to claim 10% off your order.

We’re also providing:

  • Same day dispatch on orders made before 1pm
  • Free delivery on orders over £100
  • A friendly sales team happy to help

Chat with us

You can also chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri. We’re always happy to help 😊