What we’ve done in Event Management

Mad Hatter's Tea Party, CASSD Ball, Feb 2017

This February we helped the Chartered Accountants Students Society Dublin create something special for their annual ball in the Clayton Hotel.

We’ve built a relationship with this client over the years, having worked on their Carnival Ball in 2015 and Roaring Twenties Ball in 2016. So when we were presented with the opportunity to work on this year’s Mad Hatter’s Ball, we couldn’t pass it up.

We got great feedback from the client and hope to work with them again next year.

Photo Credit: Simon from Hype Factory



What we did

The event is a knees-up for 700 hard-working student accounts, so we wanted to ensure we did everything we could to make it as memorable and fun as possible for the attendees. 

  • Theme Development
    • Concept work
    • Element ordering & storage
  • Supplier Liaison
    • Price negotiation
    • Liaison with hotel
    • Liaison with entertainers
    • Liaison with suppliers
  • Event Management
    • Provision of Event Management staff
    • Schedule production
    • Coordination of schedule of events on the night
    • Liaison with all stakeholders

The general gist of it

  • 1 Mad Hatter
  • 1 Queen of Hearts
  • 8 giant props
  • 1 fun photo area
  • 250 little hats
  • 60 watch medallions
  • 70 stunning centrepieces
  • 700 happy accountants 

Why we loved this one

Áine and everyone on the CASSD committee, the Clayton hotel staff and our entertainers from the Actors Bureau were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. It was also a great opportunity for the creative members of the team to flex their design muscles.

Some of the challenges

We’re pretty familiar with this event by now, so there was no major challenges. It was a long day, but it was worth it to see everyone enjoying themselves!

happy client says

Cuckoo pulled out all the stoppers again and we were impressed more than ever with the amazing job you guys did. Thank you so much for all your hard work on the day, I know with numbers that big it’s no easy task.

On behalf of the committee we want to thank Cuckoo and in particular Charlotte and Elaine for all their hard work and we are looking forward to working with you all again next year.


Áine Crotty - Chairperson of CASSD Committee