5 must-have festival and nightclub supplies for 2021

UK festivals and nightclubs will return to the UK by the end of June, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s schedule to remove lockdown restrictions.

The news has raised hopes for event organisers and event goers alike.

Are you prepared?

For when things return to a degree of normality, we’ve put together a list of must-have supplies for event organisers.

These products are suitable for both indoor and outdoor events.

Water cooler cups

Our water cups are great for small and large events, providing an economical solution to serve water and soft drinks to customers.

As with all our water cups, these items are fully recyclable with regular plastic waste.

Great for: Soft drinks.

White water cups
White water cups
Clear water cups
Clear water cups

Tumblers and beer cups

Plastic beer cups are always best-sellers at festivals and bars serving alcoholic beverages. CE Marked and available in multiple sizes, these cups can be bought with flat lids to make the perfect takeaway pint.

Great for: Alcoholic beverages and takeaway pints.

10oz flexi beer cups
10oz flexi beer cups
20oz biodegradable pint glasses
20oz biodegradable pint glasses

Food takeout containers

Leak and grease resistant, our food boxes will easily hold cold, wet and dry foods. They are suitable for many occasions.

Our bagasse containers are also highly popular. These containers are manufactured from 100% natural sugarcane fibre which makes them fully compostable.

Great for: Food vendors, food stalls, takeaways and fast food.

No 4 Kraft food box
No 4 Kraft food box
Compartment bagasse container
Compartment bagasse container


Made from uncoated virgin grade paper, our paper straws are biodegradable and compostable. These are ideal for customers who prefer a straw with their drinks.

Plastic straws including smoothie straws may be sold to registered UK businesses. Please contact us for more information.

Great for: Soft drinks.

Red striped paper straws
Red striped paper straws
Biodegradable plastic straws
Biodegradable plastic straws

Biodegradable alternatives

We are committed to offering eco-friendly solutions to customers. This includes products made of natural and biodegradable materials, as well as plastic-free products.

You can find an alternative to almost everything in our catalog. Please visit our dedicated section on our website.

The government will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates throughout the year and will change in accordance with data.

Event Supplies awarded Best Biodegradable Tableware Supplier

Event Supplies is pleased to receive an award for its biodegradable products in this year’s Hospitality Awards.

Awarded by LUXlife magazine, the 2020 Hospitality Awards aims to highlight the achievements and outstanding service of those that work across the varied and ever-growing industry.

With more catering businesses looking to source sustainable packaging, greener alternatives have become increasingly popular. Not only is it helping businesses achieve their business goals but helping minimise material waste and protect the environment.

We hope to expand on our products in the future and continue to provide a high quality service to our customers.

If you need help identifying the right sustainable solution for your business, why not contact us today to discuss how Event Supplies can help?

Takeaway food packaging for lockdown deliveries

Uber Eats Delivery

As we reopened for business after the New Year, we arrived to news of another nationwide lockdown.

We noticed that delivery services continue to operate and we are pleased to be providing packaging solutions for businesses across the UK in these rather unprecedented times.

Leak-proof food boxes

In white and brown colours, our leak-proof food boxes feature a folding interlocking lid, ideal for food storage and a wide range of takeaway meals.

White leak-proof food box
White leak-proof food box
Biodegradable PLA leak-proof food box
Biodegradable brown leak-proof food box

Biodegradable food boxes

Our biodegradable food boxes prove to be popular with businesses seeking to make greener choices.

Featuring no coating or lining, these boxes are made from 100% natural sugarcane pulp which means they degrade naturally. They are suitable for both hot and oily foods making them must-haves for any delivery business.

2 compartment food box
2 compartment food box
Fish and chips food box
Fish and chips food box

Noodle boxes

Noodle boxes are popular among Chinese and Indian takeaways, featuring a folding lid to keep food secure inside. Choose between square and normal shapes.

Noodle box
Noodle box
Square noodle box
Square noodle box

Window boxes

If you have food to present to customers, our windowed tuck top boxes are a great choice. Leak and grease assistant, these boxes are biodegradable and stackable.

Window food boxes
Window food boxes

Plastic containers

Plastic containers are not only used for deliveries, but also make for great storage containers. This is because they are microwave and freezer safe.

Sauce pots
Sauce pots
Plastic containers
Plastic containers

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We’re raising our cuppas for Brew Monday

Brew Monday Tackling Loneliness

As one of the leading suppliers of paper cups in the UK, we’re raising our cups to help banish the winter blues.

Brew Monday is an awareness day held on 18 January and organised by Samaritans. Helping tackling loneliness, the day helps turn ‘Blue Monday’ on its head and turn it into something positive by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual cuppa.

Now more than ever, sharing a cuppa is more than a drink. It’s about reaching out, checking in and staying connected.

To find out more about Brew Monday, click here.

2020 Christmas / New Year opening hours

Event Supplies Christmas Catering Supplies

Christmas is coming!

We wanted to let you know that we will not be open for orders from 22 December 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.