Plastic-free straw cup lids in stock now

July 6th, 2020
Plastic Free Paper Straws Slot Lids For Cups

This year, we’ve seen increasing searches for plastic-free products.

So we are delighted to add plastic-free straw cup lids to our range, another plastic-free product to accompany our paper cold drink cups.

These lids feature a straw slot design and offer a plastic-free alternative to conventional straw slot lids.

They also fit our range of Cool & Fresh Cold Drink Cups. We think they’re a match made in heaven; with the cups featuring a double PLA-coated vibrant design, ideal for cold drink caterers, events and celebrations.

Key features: Compostable and plastic-free.

Reasons to order with us:

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

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

Party supply sale now on for Father’s Day

June 17th, 2020
Fathers Day Party Supplies

We speak from experience when we say throwing a surprise party for Father’s Day is special.

Once you have decided on what kind of a party you want to throw, you may need to make food arrangements including tableware supplies.

This is why we’ve put together the best-selling party supplies for you. What’s more is that you can get 10% off your order by using FATHERS at the checkout page*.

Disposable paper plates

Perfect for a surprise meal, our disposable plates are suitable for hot, wet and oily foods, and are freezer and microwave safe. Our separate biodegradable range is also manufactured from 100% natural and renewable sugarcane fibre.

White Paper Plates UK Economy Pack
Sugarcane Round Biodegradable Plates

Disposable cutlery (party packs)

Plates need accompanying cutlery. With packaging and strength in mind, our party cutlery was designed to suit all occasions with quantities available for small parties and large celebrations.

Biodegradable Plastic Cutlery - Party Pack

Party cups

Get a house party started with our range of red American party cups. Used for a wide variety of beverages, our range of party cups are perfect for party games such as beer pong.

2oz Mini Red Party Cup / Shot Glasses
12oz Disposable Red American Party Cups

Champagne flutes

Raise a toast to your father with these champagne flutes. These flutes are ideal where an economical alternative to glassware is required.

We’re also providing:

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

Need help finding products?

You can chat to one of our representatives 9am-5pm on our website Mon-Fri. We’re happy to help with any questions you may have 😃

* Offer valid till 26 June.

15 June: Rising demand for disposables by businesses

June 1st, 2020
Disposable Plates And Cutlery

As lockdown rules ease for many businesses on 15 June, owners are looking to get back into a slow but steady stride of things.

Many owners are also changing the way they operate, and are looking into disposable options to cater for their customers and staff.

Disposable food boxes

As eateries open, we are seeing a big demand in disposable food boxes. With compostable options available, our food boxes are well-sealed and suitable for all types of food.

Disposable Food Box 1 UK
Disposable Food Box 1 UK

Disposable beer cups

Businesses such as pubs remain closed. But owners are looking to stock up on disposable cups and glasses to serve customers once they get the good news they can reopen again.

Disposable Beer Cup 1 UK
Disposable Beer Cup 2 UK

Disposable vending cups

If safe to do so, many employees will return to work. Business owners are purchasing disposable vending cups such as water cooler cups for their offices.

Disposable Vending Cup 1 UK
Disposable Vending Cup 1 UK

Single-use wineglasses and flutes

The government emphasises health and hygiene in its new rules. Events and catering businesses will be looking into stocking single-use plastic cups and glasses.

Disposable Wineglass 1 UK
Disposable Wineglass 1 UK

We’re also providing:

  • Next day delivery available 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 😃

Spring Bank Holiday sale on all party supplies, plus new products

May 25th, 2020

Following the big success of our May Day Bank Holiday sale, our sales team were inundated with inquiries about the next sale.

Bank Holiday sale on disposable catering supplies

As a thank you for hanging tight, we’re offering another 10% off sale on our website till Friday. No promo code is needed. Just head to the checkout.

This sale means you can get a big discount on our best-sellers such as party cups, disposable food boxes and champagne flutes. You may also be interested in our new home-compostable Bagasse lids which fit our range of hot drink cups.

Champagne flutes party supplies
Red American beer pong cups
Disposable paper plates economy
Pepsi cup disposable party supplies

Get next day delivery, order before 1pm

Next day working day delivery is available on orders placed before 1pm, with free delivery applicable on all orders over £100.

Our sale is running till Friday 29 May 2020. Visit our shop here.

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 😃

Bank Holiday Event: Big discounts on event disposables

May 7th, 2020
May Day Bank Holiday sale offer

Here at Event Supplies, we’ve got a huge sale launching this coming bank holiday!

As part of our Bank Holiday Sale, you can get 10% off your order by adding the discount code ‘BANKHOLIDAY’ in your checkout.

Whether you’re a catering business, events venue or event planner, you can expect discounts on our best-selling products such as our disposable paper cups and plates, sturdy smoothie cups for cold drinks, food boxes of all sizes and wineglasses fit for all occasions.

Our top picks

Medium Chip Scoop Cups
20oz Katerglass Pint Brimfull Tumblers

Next day working day delivery is available on orders placed before 1pm, with free delivery applicable on all orders over £100.

Offer applies from Friday 8 May to Monday 11 May 2020. Visit our shop here.

No straws attached: Smoothie sip thru lids in stock

April 23rd, 2020
Sip Thru Smoothie Cup Lids

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new smoothie sip thru lids, accompanying our very popular smoothie cup range.

Ideal for drinks caterers of all kinds, our tightly-sealed lids rid the use of straws and are easy for your customers to use.

Sip Thru Smoothie Cup Lids

The lids are manufactured from perfectly clear recyclable thermoformed Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and are ideal for smoothies, slushies and other cold drinks.

Packs contain 50, whilst bulk cases contain 800, 1000 and 1250 depending on the product.

Find the perfect size for your cup

Sip Thru Smoothie Lids Sizes

78mm – Suitable for 8oz, 10oz and 12oz smoothie cups.
92mm – Suitable for 15oz/16oz smoothie cups.
95mm – Suitable for 20oz smoothie cups.

Need help? Call us on 0844 499 5456 or chat to us live on our website Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm.

Fun ways to spend Easter 2020 indoors

April 6th, 2020
Easter Egg Event Supplies

2020 hasn’t had a great start.

With the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government has advised people to remain indoors and only go out unless necessary. Many of us have now had to reorganise our plans for Easter.

Here at Event Supplies, we’ve put together some fun ways to make the most out of the holidays.

  1. Organise an indoor party

Party plans may have been cancelled, but you can always host your own party at home with those around you. Organise a movie marathon, play games indoors and even have a dance party! 

If you are home alone however, you can always…

  • Celebrate via video call

Mobile apps such as Whatsapp and Zoom can bring you closer to loved ones via group video calls.

Mobile Calling Easter
  • Host an Easter egg hunt

Nothing gets the kids more excited than an indoor Easter egg hunt. It’s an activity that requires the kids to find hidden Easter eggs around the home. They could be in food containers, behind the pillows and generally where the kids least expect.

Be sure to shop online for Easter eggs, as the government has advised people to only go outside if necessary.

  • Get creative

The amounts of creative activities you can do with your family are endless.

Get them involved by creating seasonal centrepieces or spring wreaths, paint eggs with the kids, or even take part in an Easter-themed drawing competition.

  • Host an Easter Sunday lunch

Easter Sunday lunch often follows a tiring Easter egg hunt, depending on your morning plans. Either way, you’ll need a hearty lunch to feed your family.

Get the family cooking together and make sure to buy some table clothes, party napkins and wine glasses to add sparkle to your dinner table.

Event Supplies are monitoring government advice, and our business is still running as usual. We are still dispatching your orders while we can do so safely and working closely with all customers.

New lower price on biodegradable paper water cones

January 22nd, 2020
Biodegradable Paper Water Cones

Our hugely popular biodegradable water cones are now at an everyday low price of only £32.99 per case (5000). This is a huge reduction on the previous price of £44.99 per case.

These are made from virgin grade paper with no plastic coating at all, meaning they’ll degrade naturally while still being 100% recyclable.

Paper water cones are great to use next to water dispensers, their unique cone shape means it’s impossible to put a full one down and leave it, at least not without making a mess! The result is that people have a drink of water, finish their drink and bin the cone. This is a nice neat and tidy solution for water dispensers. No half empty cups to collect in the office.

We also offer these in smaller packs of 200 for lower volume usage or product trials.

You can find biodegradable water cones on our site at:

Oxo-biodegradable vs PLA compostable plastic cups

January 15th, 2020
Sip thru plastic cups with lids

There’s a lot of confusion and misleading information online about these two items at the moment, we’ve seen many retailers incorrectly describing these items. As a result we thought we’d write a quick post to clear up the differences and set the record straight a bit.

Biodegradable and compostable cups have seen a meteoric rise in popularity since 2018 with the unprecedented shift towards sustainable disposables and biodegradability. The market has responded to the increased demand with a range of new biodegradable items to replace many ranges of traditional disposable products. The problem is that because the items are so new to the market, and still in their infancy in some cases, a lot of the information you’ll find online is either out of date or incorrect.

When the demand for biodegradable items first spiked, the immediate problem was providing a replacement for plastic cups. These are widely used in a huge range of situations and by lots of different consumers. They’re used in the home, commercially at bars, festivals, as a safe replacement for glassware, medically in the NHS etc.

The first attempt at providing a biodegradable alternative was to offer a traditional plastic polymer with an additive which allowed the physical structure of the raw material to break down into pieces, seemingly resulting in the product disappearing as if by magic. Unfortunately, there proved to be a fairly big catch to this type of material. It did indeed break down, but the oil based structure doesn’t disappear as such, it goes through a miniaturization process and breaks down into tiny pieces. These pieces are now commonly referred to as “microplastics”.

This should set off alarm bells fairly quickly due to the amount of negative press coverage of recent times. By breaking down the plastic compound into tiny microscopic pieces it allows the oil based plastics to enter our food stream and our water supply. This will happy as they’re absorbed into fertile earth or washed away through streams into reservoirs. Once they end up in the ocean they’ll be consumed by fish and other creatures, again ending up in our food supply.

More recently, things like plastic pint glasses and water cups have been produced using an alternate bio-plastic based material called PLA. This is a cornstarch based material and can be safely composted without the inherent issues of an oxo-biodegradable plastic product.

If you’re looking to replace plastic glasses with a biodegradable alternative, you should be looking at a compostable cup and checking it’s not described as “oxo-biodegradable” and that it doesn’t mention plastic compounds such as polypropylene or polystyrene. These are products that will end up as microplastics and are widely rumored to be banned in the UK at some point in the near future.

Unfortunately there is a price disparity between oxo-biodegradable and PLA compostable cups, the oxo-biodegradable cups are considerably cheaper due to plastic raw material being much more affordable than cornstarch based PLA. The simple fact of the matter is though that these old oxo-biodegradable items are simply not suitable for customers looking to replace their disposables with eco-friendly compostable / biodegradable plastic cups. Many more ethical suppliers will actually display a warning that accurately describes what they’re selling, but likewise many will simply use the price benefit of an oxo-biodegradable plastic cup as a sales advantage.

Moreover, to be absolutely sure you are purchasing a sustainable bio based product seek out items also marked “Compostable” rather than just “Biodegradable”. The desk I type this from is biodegradable, but it won’t break down in compost as it’s not compostable (to use the compostable term means the item will completely break down inside 12 weeks).

You can find a full range of our (cornstarch based PLA!) biodegradable plastic cups at the following location:

2019 Christmas Opening Times

December 6th, 2019

As usual, our offices are closed this year between Christmas and New Year. The last day to place an order for delivery in 2019 is Friday 20th December; our offices are also open in the morning on Monday 23rd December.

Our offices reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020 with deliveries commencing from Friday 3rd.

Please ensure you get orders placed in plenty of time for and goods required before the New Year.