How to Choose a Unique Theme for a Baby Shower

Throwing a baby shower for expectant mothers is something that has grown in popularity in recent years. They now come in many shapes and forms, but often they resemble a bit of a girly tea party, cute, but not the most original and creative. We understand that it can feel like a lot of pressure […]

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How to Ensure Your Corporate Guests Feel Extra Special

When organising corporate meetings or promotional events for your special guests, be it for directors or prospective clients, it can be easy to simply focus on the content of the meeting or event topic. Whilst focusing 80% of your efforts on planning the meeting or event is undoubtedly important, the remaining 20% that should be […]

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Affordable and Effective Centrepiece Ideas for Your Next Event

Table decorations and centrepieces can have an incredible impact on the overall look of your dinner party or gala event. They help to dress the room, giving a variety of focal and aspect points to grab your guests’ attention. They should complement other decorations and help to set the overall mood, tone and atmosphere for […]

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For the Love of Food – Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day can often be a bit cliché and it’s easy to end up booking a table at your favourite restaurant, to enjoy your love of good food with your significant other, then realising you always do this and it’s just another everyday occurrence! How can you make this a special day to remember? At […]

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Considerations When Choosing a Venue for Your Event

Organising an event can be quite overwhelming at times, there are so many things to consider and decisions to make, regardless of the type or scale. One of the riskiest decisions is often securing just the right venue to cater for your exact needs without making you bankrupt! The process really starts with the venue […]

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What You Need to Know About Catering for Vegans

We all know at least one vegan and this dietary choice is really on the rise. For most, it is for ethical reasons or health benefits. Furthermore, it is swiftly catching up with the volume of vegetarians. Gone are the days when it was acceptable to offer a bowl of salad leaves or pasta and […]

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Top Tips and Creative Ideas for your Winter Function

In November PenniBlack organised a charity ball for 250 people for newly formed charity Ferblanc, furthering neurological research. The aim was to come up with a plan that was both breath taking, memorable, yet cost effective. The event was a huge success and we thought we would share our top tips of the night The […]

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5 Foods Visitors Must Try in London

Being that PenniBlack are one of London’s premier catering companies, we like to think we have our finger on the pulse of food. Whilst we like pushing the boundaries when it comes to our own culinary delights, for those visiting the capital, there are some quintessential British foods that you must try! So, wherever you […]

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8 Healthy Ingredients to Add to Summer Smoothies

Not only are smoothies a great fruity treat or breakfast item, they are also extremely nourishing. Loaded with vitamins, calcium and other essential nutrients, they are a great way to boost your immune system and ensure your body is getting enough of what it needs. However, we know that the usual three-fruit smoothie can get […]

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Delicious Foods from Around the World You Need to Try

Food, glorious food. There are many reasons to take to the skies and head to new locations, but part of the fun has got to be trying the local cuisine. A country’s championed dishes tell you a lot about its culture and history. If you are planning on heading to any of the countries below, […]

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