Event Supplies receives VisitEngland seal of approval

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Event Supplies is pleased to receive the ‘We’re Good To Go’ stamp of approval from VisitEngland.

Acquiring this industry standard mark acknowledges that we follow government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes in place to maintain cleanliness and implement social/physical distancing.

We hope this accreditation provides customers with the knowledge that appropriate procedures have been implemented to safeguard staff and customers, including social distancing measures, and the highest standards of cleanliness in the workplace and warehouse.

For the latest on government guidance, businesses can click here.

2021 Christmas / New Year opening hours

Merry Christmas Event Supplies

Christmas is fast approaching, so make sure you don’t run out of catering supplies in the final run up to the festive period.

Event Supplies is open for orders as usual but will be closing on 22 December and reopening on 4 January 2022. This means that the last day to place an order will be 22 December before 1pm.

We will still take online orders, but these will be dispatched when we reopen on 4 January 2022. This is to ensure your order can be dispatched as soon as possible.

Tips to stay stocked this Christmas

  • Take an accurate physical inventory
  • Make a note of how long stock is expected to last and forecast how much stock you need
  • Order well ahead of time to avoid any disappointment
  • Purchase extra supplies just in case

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

Please note that due to the busy period, some deliveries may take longer than expected. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Drink spiking: Using lids on cups to stay safe

Drink spiking is a serious crime.

In this article, we provide more information and statistics about drink spiking, and how covering drinks can help deter drink spikers.

Lids for cups to prevent drink spiking

What is drink spiking?

The act of drink spiking involves putting alcohol or drugs into someone’s drink without their knowledge or permission.

It can occur anywhere drinks are served such as at nightclubs, parties, pubs, restaurants, and even homes. Different types of spiking can include the following substances being added to drinks:

  • Alcohol
  • ‘Date rape’ drugs
  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription drugs (e.g., stimulants, tranquilisers, sedatives, opiates)

The most common reasons of drink spiking are theft, rape, and sexual assault.

Drink spiking is illegal in the UK and carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.


According to the National Police Chiefs’ Council, there were 198 confirmed reports of drink spiking in September and October in 2021 across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Offences mostly took place at licensed premises and at private parties.

It is estimated that figures could be higher, as not all incidents are reported.

Drink spiking infographic
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Covering drinks to prevent drink spiking

There have been increasing calls for commercial premises to adopt new approaches to keep people safe. One of these is offering cup lids and covers to customers.

Event Supplies offers clear lids for cups, which can serve as a deterrent for drink spikers.

Lids are fit to popular pint and half pint cup sizes including 10oz and 12oz, 20oz and 22oz. These lids can be used in any commercial setting, such as bars, clubs, and venues. They are also easy to store.

Other ways to keep safe

  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know.
  • Stick to the UK drinking guidelines.
  • Opt for a bottle rather than a glass.
  • Place a thumb over the bottle.
  • Hold a glass from the top rather than the side.
  • Stick together with friends and support each other.

For more information about drink spiking, how to keep safe, and information on reporting it, please visit Drink Aware.

Two Brews charity helps Manchester’s homeless

A Manchester-based homeless charity has continued its efforts to help the needy this week.

Volunteers from the charity Two Brews took to the streets to provide hot food, hot beverages, and other essentials to those sleeping rough.

Two Brews Manchester Charity Helping Homeless

The charity was founded in 2020 by Manchester residents who felt more needed to be done to tackle homelessness. It has since relied on volunteer support and donations to help provide relief items 7 nights a week and 3 mornings a week.

In the most recent distribution, the charity used ripple insulated coffee cups to serve hot drinks to those in need.

Two Brews Manchester Charity Helping Homeless

A spokesperson for the charity told Event Supplies: “The fact that they were insulated meant that our friends on the streets, could keep hold of them, instead of having to put them on the floor, for them to be knocked over.”

For more information about the charity, or for details on how to lend a helping hand, follow Two Brews on Facebook and Instagram.

Halloween tableware for spook-tacular parties

Halloween Tableware

Celebrating Halloween this year? Decorate your table with our range of tableware supplies and make your party a fright to remember.

Here are this year’s best picks of tableware to suit the occasion.

Halloween napkins

Browse a huge range of napkins with over 10 colours in stock. Available in 2 ply and 3 ply thickness, napkins are sure to add a spooky touch to any setting.

Spruce up your table with black, orange, red, and green napkins.

Halloween tablecovers

Explore a vast selection of tablecovers and banquet rolls at Event Supplies.

Choose from over 10 colours, and sizes in 90x88cm, 8m, and 25m.

Halloween Tablecovers
Pull cotton wool to create a spider web effect on top of your tablecover

Halloween paper cups

Serve hot drinks such as hot chocolate with our range of paper cups.

Event Supplies stocks single wall, double wall and ripple insulated styles of cups. Choose from espresso 4oz, 8oz, 10oz, regular 12oz, and 16oz sizes.

Halloween plastic glasses

Shocktails in champagne flutes and wine glasses will be sure to surprise all the guests.

Want to use your glass all year round? Visit our reusable range and choose from a variety of margarita glasses, champagne flutes, and limited-edition Halloween design glasses. We wish you a Happy Halloween!

Halloween plastic glasses
Serve a shocktail in a plastic martini glass available online

Event Supplies awarded Most Trusted Food & Drink Packaging Supplier

Food & Drink Awards Lux Life Event Supplies Winner

Event Supplies is pleased to be announced as the Most Trusted Food & Drink Packaging Supplier in this year’s Food & Drink Awards.

Awarded by LUXlife magazine, the 2021 Food & Drink Awards recognises companies which strive to offer the best products, services, and experiences to their customers.

Over 10 years of experience

Event Supplies has built on years of experience delivering outstanding value, exceptional service, and quality consistently.

The company has also attained the highest “Excellent” rating on TrustPilot, receiving positive reviews from customers.

Always on hand

Staff are always available to help answer queries about products, specifications, delivery updates and other related matters.

An online web chat system also allows web visitors to chat anonymously with a member of the team during the working day.

The company has exciting plans to transform and improve the customer experience further. Information on these plans will be revealed in the future.

Gold champagne flutes now in stock

Gold Champagne Flutes UK

We are pleased to add gold champagne flutes into our range of plastic glasses.

These glasses are made from tough polycarbonate plastic and can be used time and time again. Tested with over 500 glasswasher cycles, the strong plastic material also provides a safe alternative to glass.

Each glass offers a generous 6.6oz/187ml capacity, whilst a gold colour is certain to grab attention at any bar, hen do, party, or outdoor event.

Gold Champagne Flutes UK

As seen on TV

Thanks to reality TV shows such as Love Island and The Only Way Is Essex, gold champagne flutes have become highly popular.

For alternative colours, be sure to match with white champagne flutes and clear champagne flutes.

Espresso martini named nation’s favourite cocktail

Espresso Martini UK Favourite Cocktail

The espresso martini has been named the UK’s favourite cocktail, according to the nation’s leading recipe site.

The Just Eat for Business’s Cocktail Championship crowned the espresso martini after it boasted the highest average rating compared to the number of reviews left, making it the best cocktail overall.

London-based Mixologist Harp Mann said: “Better bars have resulted in the better quality of drink and that has helped create huge interest in cocktails again over the past few years.

“Cocktails offer theatre, a treat, opulence, fun, good times – essentially an experience – so there’s the social element of them. Also mixed drinks offer a great way to experience new flavours, new spirits and aperitifs, more premium or better quality ingredients too.”

The UK’s top cocktails

  1. Espresso Martini
  2. Mojito
  3. Piña Colada
  4. Sex On The Beach
  5. Long Island Iced Tea
  6. White Russian
  7. Frozen Margarita
  8. Strawberry Daiquiri
  9. Vodka Martini

Need a glass?

If you serve martinis and other cocktails, browse our selection of reusable plastic glasses today.

Event Supplies named Disposable Tableware Company of the Year

Event Supplies Best Tableware Supplier Of The Year Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards

Event Supplies is pleased to receive an award for its disposable tableware supplies at this year’s London & South East Prestige Awards.

Awarded by Corporate Livewire, the awards recognise businesses that have proven to be the best in their market over the past 12 months.

Event Supplies has grown since its inception in 2007 and has become the chosen supplier for small, medium, and large catering businesses around the UK.

Constantly looking to expand its ranges, the company now offers hundreds of disposable tableware products such as tablecloths, banquet rolls, napkins, and cutlery.

The team at Event Supplies are pleased of the news and hope to grow further, expand on ranges, and build on reputation for excellent customer service.

This is the second accolade the company has received this year.

Event Supplies launches product catalogue

Here at Event Supplies, we strive to improve the customer experience.

We are therefore pleased to announce the launch of our first-ever catalogue for 2021, which will help people find the products they need quickly.

Event Supplies Product Catalogue 2021

The 25-page catalogue features all the products from best-selling categories including paper cups, plastic glasses, biodegradable catering supplies, tableware, and takeaway food packaging.

It also contains helpful keys to identify the features of specific products.

View the catalogue online

Download as a PDF

While the catalogue contains lots of information, it does not contain pricing. Our prices can be found on our website and these are updated constantly to give you the best prices.