We hope you have all enjoyed the festive period and have raised a glass or two in celebration of Christmas & the New Year, (not forgetting all the parties that go on around them!)
Now as we settle into 2017, it’s time to get busy planning for the year ahead, with all the weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events, charity afternoon tea’s and so on coming up! We always recommend booking in advance, and you have time to tweak an order your guest list numbers go up or down. Particularly in the warmer months of May, June, July and August our diaries do get full, so any provisional orders will get the ball rolling.
Remember that there is no minimum order, so if it is a tea for 20 or a wedding of 200, you can always expect the highest level of customer care, and as always, we are here & happy to help if you have any questions about hiring equipment. Our combined experience at Apple Catering Hire can assist with any queries you may have, from which glasses are best suited to the drinks you are serving, to what cloths will fit your tables and seating plans.
So, here’s to a great year ahead of us full of parties and celebrations!
First of all, we hope you sang that title, and we hope you sang it out loud (Step aside Mariah Carey, this is the tune for 'All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth'. Now, it’s not too late to order your Christmas hire for the special day. We know it’s a drag when you’re stuffed, about to hit the sofa with a festive baileys in hand. The washing up is the last thing you want to do at that stage, if only somebody else could do it for you... someone like… us! All of our hired crockery, cutlery, glassware etc. includes a return dirty service, so there is no extra charge (yes, you heard right). All you have to do is remove any surplus food, then pop the items back into the boxes provided ready for collection, it’s as easy as that. Think about the extra time you can spend with your loved ones watching endless festive films!
There are a few leaves beginning to turn as we fast approach the first day of autumn. It’s just a slight reminder that the high holy days are almost upon us, and it’s time to get organising for the celebration.
Our local synagogues are all booked in for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for the services held during this festive time.
Deliveries are commencing for the Jewish New Year on Tuesday, 27th September. All catering and event equipment hire will be delivered by our friendly drivers within a two hour time slot, so whilst you’re busy getting everything together, you won’t waste precious time stuck in waiting all day!
We still have availability on our banqueting chairs, in red, blue and green, and our chivari chairs which come in Limewash or black. Other common items hired during this time are as follows:
Teacups and saucers for after dinner, plates of 6” Side plate, 8” starter or dessert plate, and 10” Main course plates, Bowls for soup or dessert.
Cutlery for the above selection of crockery, also service cutlery such as salad servers and serving spoons, for buffet style dining.
Wine and tumbler glasses are common in both the plain and cut glass style. French flutes or champagne glasses are also used for welcoming your guests before dinner gets started.
Follow us on social media, Facebook, twitter and Instagram for inspiration on how to style your table with our chairs, linen and accessories, and create an event you will really enjoy with family and friends.
Call us now for any catering equipment hire queries you have on 020 8958 2788, or email us on email@example.com
Well, what a beautiful week it’s been! From the hustle and bustle of the big city to the quaint countryside, as usual we’ve been here, there and everywhere! We may count ourselves lucky for all of the places we get to see, check out some of our photos of us on Trafalgar Square in central London, and at the gorgeous Copped Hall in Epping (http://coppedhalltrust.org.uk/)
Our vans all have their own name at Apple Catering Hire, it started so that we could identify each van for loading and delivery purposes, and now, well, we just like it. So we have Fiona (featured in our photos here), Murtle and Betty. Murtle is due to undergo a logo makeover soon as she is the baby, and will become a real part of the family!
We cover all areas in rain or sunshine, day or night. Luckily for us, this week (and the weeks from the photos) we were enjoying the shine, shine shine! Maybe we'll keep the more typical English weather (*cough* miserable clouds and rain *cough*) photos to ourselves.
Steve has had a busy couple of weeks as he is the brains behind our well planned delivery and collection schedules with over 40 years of experience behind him. This means that we can offer a two hour time slot to all customers, and we are also happy to phone you when we are 30 minutes away for delivery, we know that you don’t want to be stuck in when the sun’s out!
Whether your hire order is large or small, we want you to know that it is just as important to us. Just this week we have delivered to customers having a birthday tea party for 30, and weddings with up to 250 guests. Our friendly drivers are happy to stack the catering equipment, chairs tables and everything else just where you need it, ready for your or your caterers to set up when you’re ready.
Please get in touch if you would like any further information, or to make an enquiry on 020 8958 2788, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Soften things up with the sophisticated shade of ivory. There are so many looks that you can put together using ivory as your base, from a pastel summer fate to a timeless vintage theme, and you won’t have to look far to find decorative items to coordinate with this look.
Style our ivory tablecloths with our flamenco cut glass range and Limewash chivari chairs to create a classic vintage look. Check out one of our caterer’s creative use of bird cages to really try something different with the final touches! You can also use tea lights, large candles and glass decorative items to compliment this look.
Or, create a casual, playful atmosphere by including pastel colours at your function. Team up some colourful flowers with Pastel bunting to set the scene. Pastel Bunting can be purchased in the region of £1-£3 per metre from many stores and online shops such as Hobbycraft, John Lewis and eBay.
Get romantic with red! Are you getting married, celebrating your anniversary or is your favourite colour red? Ivory and Red make the perfect colour partners for your guests to admire at your function.
This doesn’t only work with large functions such as weddings, consider this style for your birthday party, afternoon tea, or baby shower for example!
Ok, so it can be confusing when it comes to ordering your tablecloths on trestle tables, round tables and all the shapes you can make in between! So we are here to help with the headache with a basic guide, based on our table sizes:
Mid-way, standard tablecloth guide:
So this is pretty straight forward, If you have guests that are sitting around the tables to eat, it is best to have a cloth that sits about half or two thirds of the way down, so nobody trips or gets caught up on an overhanging cloth on the floor.
6ft Trestle Tables - 70"x108"
4ft Trestle Tables - 70"x70"
3ft Trestle Tables - 70"x70" or 54"x54"
6ft Round Tables - 120" Round
5ft Round Tables - 106" Round
4ft Round Tables - 90" Round
3ft Round - 70" Round
Long tablecloths 'To the floor':
This look is becoming ever popular to have the tablecloths right down to the ground, so none of the table legs are on show. Some of the cloths do reach the ground, and you can tuck them under, and some hover just above. The trestle tables are often used as Bars with a black tablecloth, and you can use a large tablecloth to cover the bar so that you can store bottles/ glasses/ bins underneath.
6ft Trestle Tables - 90"x144"
4ft Trestle Tables - 70"x108"
3ft Trestle Tables - 90"x90"
6ft Round Tables - 130" Round
5ft Round Tables - 120" Round
4ft Round Tables - 106" Round
3ft Round - 90" Round