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What the coolest companies in the world are doing for their Christmas events
Gone are the soggy sandwiches in the back room of a pub. Forget karaoke in the office fueled by one too many glasses of terrible wine. In 2022, the best companies are thinking much bigger (and better) than that. We’re talking eco-friendly events. Activity-based meetups. Throwback decorations.
Nov 17, 2022
5 top Halloween trends of 2022
When it comes to the nation’s favourite holiday, Halloween now falls just behind Christmas.
We can see why - we love Halloween (and All Saints’ Day) at Oh La La Macarons. It’s an excuse to dress up, eat seasonal treats and let our hair down.
We’ve scoured the internet for the best Halloween trends of 2022, collating our top five into this handy list.
Which ones are you going to get involved in this year?
Oct 23, 2022
How to get organised for Christmas without losing your mind
We know we know, Christmas seems like a long way off right now. But we all know how quickly the final few months of the year can fly by. Before you know it, you’re up to your ears in last minute gifts, trying to organize Christmas themed events with friends and family and generally wishing you’d gotten started on it all sooner.
Oct 06, 2022
7 ways to use the hottest new event space in London
So you need an event space. It has to be central, bright, light and ready to decorate. Perhaps you’re in charge of a hen do and you want something intimate but in the heart of the action. Or you’re scouting space for a work event and you’re tired of viewing old, dusty hotel conference rooms.
Sep 20, 2022
How to throw the ultimate afternoon tea party
For those of you not in the know, 8th-14th August is Afternoon Tea Week. That’s a whole seven days to celebrate that glorious tradition that we Brits hold so dear to our heart (even if we don’t always have time to indulge).
Aug 10, 2022
8 of the best Oh La La! Macarons moments from 8 years in the business
Yes, today is our birthday. 8 years ago saw our CEO Meredith teaching herself how to bake macarons in her tiny London flat. We've grown a bit since then...
Jul 26, 2022
6 Hen Party Decor Ideas For The Oh La La Bride-to-Be
If you've just come away from ordering the coveted Oh La La Macarons (which did you go for? The Heart Macarons? Or the Limited Editor Pink Collection?) for your hen party, there's no doubt in our minds that you'll want to team said handmade, naturally gluten-free macarons with some serious table decor details!
Apr 29, 2022
Did Somebody Say Hen Party? How to Plan the Perfect Day!
Planning a hen party can be a pretty special experience, but it can also be uber stressful. Particularly if you’ve never planned any form of event before. After all, your job is to make sure the lead up to the bride’s day goes as smoothly as possible (no pressure!)
9 Creative Cocktail Bars in London You Need to Visit
Did somebody say cocktails? Oh yes, you heard right. The cocktail bars are calling our name – but with so much choice across the bustling city of London, which one to choose? After all, it’s the experience we’re after, not just a delicious tipple.
Everything You Need To Know To Plan The Perfect Micro-wedding
Just because it’s micro doesn’t mean you can’t have your big day. That’s why we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know to plan the perfect micro-wedding of your dreams. Champagne anyone?
How To Have A Love Filled Lockdown Valentine’s Day...2021 Style!
While Valentine’s Day 2021 will be a stay at home affair, that doesn't mean celebrations have to be sombre, or muted. If anything, because we can’t go out and celebrate with our loved one, surely that means your love this year should be bigger, bolder, better than any declaration that has ever gone before?
How To Live Like Emily In Paris, In London
If, like us, you’ve fallen head over heels in love with the hopelessly romantic Emily in Paris, the hit new TV show produced by none other than Darren Star, he of Sex and the City fame, and you’re wondering how to bring a little of Emily in Paris, to London, then wonder no more…
I'll take tea with that!
Tea doyenne Bernadine Tay is the creator extraordinaire behind Quinteassential’s unique blends. She’s a trained tea sommelier, a tea judge and a founding member of the European Tea Society. What Bernadine doesn’t know about tea, isn’t worth knowing. And she knows that her teas pair perfectly with Ohlala’s macarons, creating an afternoon tea experience like no other. Ohlala and Quinteassential have found the perfect beverage companion for your macarons. In this resplendent gift box you’ll discover we’ve matched the flavours of our sweet macarons with Quinteassential’s signature blend teas beautifully, ensuring they complement one another harmoniously.
How to show you care - Remotely
Being truly present with someone is one of the best ways you can show them you care. To devote your time and attention to another person, to listen and support them. But what happens when you can’t physically be with someone?
Celebrating Ohlala's macaron magic in one of the most inspiring kitchens in London!
What happens when you pair Ohlala with the KitchenAid Experience store and host a workshop for Foodie Bloggers and Journalists? You get a masterclass in macaron decorating and a crash course in cocktail mixology, held in one of the most inspiring kitchens in London.
8 Fabulous Vegan Hen Party Ideas
If you’ve been tasked with planning a vegan hen do or you need ideas to accommodate vegans at your hen party, it’s never been so easy… The increasing popularity of the vegan hen has meant previously non-vegan venues have upped their game to cater for vegans. So if you thought an activity or event was off limits, think again.
10 unusual wedding favours
Do you remember when you were a kid and your parents came home from a wedding with sugared almonds and gave them to you as a ‘treat’ and you vowed you would never be so mean to your guests? Well that time has come.
Who doesn’t love an immersive fragrance experience, a bespoke afternoon tea and a Marc Jacobs Daisy inspired macaron workshop!
Galentine’s Day may have started out as a fictitious non-holiday by the rambunctious Ms Lesley Knope, but it's a day that has fast made its way into our calendars, and more importantly our hearts…
Macarons & Marriage (5 things to consider when planning your wedding breakfast)
“Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married, gee, I really love you, going to the chapel of love!” Congratulations! What an exciting time for you (both) - the engagement, the dress shopping, the wedding reception planning, not to mention what you’re going to serve your guests for the wedding breakfast...
How to celebrate V-Day with everyone you love!
Yes, it’s that time of year again, when the shops are filled with big red hearts and soppy sentiments. It can be a bit over the top, but it’s only one day a year, and why wouldn’t you want to celebrate love with the ones you hold most dear?
Why branded food is the best way to get your brand out there
Branded merchandise might be what you’re after - high impact, low cost items that won’t break the bank, but help to generate awareness of your brand. But tote bags are so last year… and we all have enough stationery already. So, if you want to grab attention in a crowded marketplace, you’re going to have to do something very different that will ensure all eyes are on you….
Oh La La! Afternoon tea with Wedgewood at Vogue House?!
We have had the honour of partnering with some truly special brands in our time, and none more so than Wedgwood, our partner for the Ohlala x Conde Nast Lunch Club. Ohlala hosted an afternoon tea session at the Conde Nast Lunch Club where we held a meet and greet session in Vogue House, introducing the wonderful staff at Conde Nast to the fun and fabulous world of Ohlala macarons
How to Enjoy Dry January and Beyond
Christmas is known as silly season for a reason. And there’s nothing we Brits love more than letting our hair down and have a jolly good knees up - which is why our martini and macaron parties are such a hit. But what if you don’t drink? Or if you’re adhering to Dry January?
5 Ways to Host a Memorable Alternative Corporate Event
Want to host a memorable corporate event? Then you’ll need to put the old thinking cap on. If you want to entertain corporate clients in a way that they won’t have seen before, you’re going to have to get alternative. Because let’s face it, awkward speeches and boring catering are not going to get you noticed, let alone remembered
Chewy, delicious, plant-based treats. Yes, you read that right. We are all about inclusivity here at Ohlala and so we are super thrilled to announce our latest plant based offerings - vegan macarons. Oh, and we have also taken our popular Macaron and Martini workshop and switched it up a gear..
How the French throw a hen party
When you think of a British hen party the image that quickly springs to mind is of a drunk bride in a tutu, stumbling through the streets of Blackpool, high heels in hand. But a hen party doesn’t have to be a debaucherous affair.
No, wait, hear us out.. This year’s second hottest topic (if you haven’t heard of the first hottest topic, the egg that is breaking the internet, take a pause and go check it out) is on everyone’s lips; you might be over it already or you might not even be aware of it, but veganism is here to stay.
Who do you need to invite on a hen-do?
There is huge potential for this to turn into an issue if you let it. So how do you avoid setting off a social grenade on a hen do and who do you need to invite? The thing is, there are no right and wrong answers to this question. The only correct answer is, as the bride, you get to choose whomever you want to come.
How to organise a hen do
If you’ve been tasked with organising a hen do for your best friend, don’t panic. Follow our fool proof guide to the best send off from singledom your bestie can possibly have (and earn yourself huge brownie/macaron points in the process)!
10 gorgeous gift ideas for the bridesmaids
To help you say I do, you need your best girl friends to say I will to a hell of a lot! And what do they get in return for working so hard for you? Well, that depends on your budget, but here are a ten suggestions to get you started.
How to plan a hen do for an expectant mum
Planning a hen do is a mammoth task in itself, planning a hen do for a pregnant bride is a whole other kettle of fish. First of all your typical hen do activities, mainly drinking and dancing until the wee small hours, are (normally) off the table, so you have to be creative and think outside of the box.
All About Martinis
The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. However, saying that, even though the martini is one of the most iconic cocktails there is, there is also a lot of ambiguity surrounding how one should quaff it
Bliss Energy Balls & Botanical Cocktails: The Team-building Event that Caters to Everyone
At Oh La La, we’re all about pleasure and bringing people together. As part of Macaron and Martini workshop series, may we introduce the Creative Energy Ball and Botanical Cocktail Workshop. It’s the perfect blend of activities for people who love their food and/or drink (isn’t that all of us?!) - with health food and cocktail-making tips all rolled into one.
Tampon macarons? Yes, you heard us right...
Here at Ohlala, we’re excited to announce our new partnership with the lovely people over at Bloody Good Period, the company that’s all about bringing menstrual supplies to asylum seekers, refugees and disadvantaged women.
Five of the Coolest Venues in London
If you are arranging a party for a large number of people in London you are spoiled for choice. Smaller parties however have to search a little bit harder to find that perfect venue, one that is quirky and cool and has just the right amount of space and atmosphere. Never fear, we've done the searching for you and here are five of our favourires.
The perfect places to take your BBF on a friendship date!
Your best friend; you’ve been together through thick and thin, sharing triumphs and setbacks, tears and laughter…. so how come when you get together, you always end up in the local with warm lager and stale crisps?
Movies, Macarons and Magic
Delicious, dainty, beautiful to look at and light as a feather, macarons are truly the greatest patisserie creation there ever was. As the more sophisticated cousin of the cupcake, macarons provide endless pleasure with an abundance of colours, flavours and arrangements to play with.
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