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Meet The Newest Addition to Our Event Rental Lineup: TotallyMOD Furniture!

Here at Display Group, we know that a lot of thought goes into choosing rental furniture for an event, Layout – along with furniture color, style, and placement — all need to be considered. Otherwise, how can guests enjoy themselves […]

Using Projection Mapping In Your Event

Even these days, it seems like guest expectations for events grow by the year.  Gone are the days when you could just put up a few banners with your logo and hand out the drinks or product samples. These days, […]

What Types of Businesses Can Benefit From Virtual Events?

Virtual events have been all the rage over the past couple of years, and with good reason.  As the need to find alternative ways to host events for your organization increased, virtual events gained in popularity as a way to […]

How To Organize A Virtual Fundraising Event

Virtual fundraisers have become all the rage lately – and with good reason! Even as in-person events slowly begin to trickle back over time, many organizations saw the convenience and availability of virtual fundraising events as a great way to […]

Hosting Your First Successful Virtual Event

Virtual events have become a hot topic when it comes to event planning over the last two years, and they haven’t shown any signs of slowing down.  Businesses and organizations of all types and sizes have been relying on virtual […]

Holiday Company Party Ideas – Virtual & In-Person

The holidays are coming up soon, and for many of us, that means we need to start planning our holiday parties – both at home and at work! After the online-only environments we were all subjected to back in 2020, […]

Four Types of Virtual Events for Any Occasion

The sudden pivot to virtual events that occurred for many organizations and industries over the past year or two seemed pretty sudden, but has actually opened up a number of opportunities for businesses, organizations, and groups of all sizes. Virtual […]

A How-To Guide on Hosting A Hybrid Event

Whether you have broken in that perfect seat on your couch, or you are ready to get out of the house, running a hybrid event could be the solution for your next meeting or event.  What is a hybrid event? […]

Decorating With Pipe & Drape

Decorating with pipe & drape is the easiest way to transform a space quickly and cost-effectively.  Whether you’re using pipe & drape to cover one wall or the entire space, it’s a proven solution for professional event planners.  When designing […]

What Is Pipe And Drape?

Pipe and Drape is a combination of four key components used to create temporary walls. The components are bases, uprights, and crossbeams, all of which support fabric drape or printed backdrop panels. The setup is simple. The uprights are slipped […]

The Future of Events: What Will Events Look Like Post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has drastically impacted the event industry. No one really knows what events will look like in a post COVID-19 world.  With government guidelines changing all the time – and the looming risk of a second wave […]

Tips for Transitioning to Virtual Events

You’ve always depended on live meetings & events to sell your products, raise money for your non-profit or introduce people to your services. Then came Covid-19, and live meetings & events came to a grinding halt. Not to fear, transitioning […]

Building 22: Our New Event Broadcasting Studio

We know, in these uncertain times, that it can be difficult to know where to get started with offering virtual events in place of your standard live events. That’s why Display Group and AVL Creative outfitted Building 22, a full […]

All in the DG Family – Nicoletta Sarris Wrubel

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos, Dave Danielson, Cheryl Behnke, Lindsay […]

Commercial Outdoor Heaters – Tips for Events

Doesn’t it feel like winter never ends? Even when Punxsutawney Phil searches for his shadow, you can’t help but feel cold until July. For those hosting outdoor events, we have a simple and effective solution for you. Display Group recently […]

Wedding Trends We Want to Leave in 2019 (& Others that Shouldn’t be Forgotten)

In our latest effort to further divide the nation and create super clickbait headlines, we consulted our in-house expert designers for their opinions on wedding trends they could do without. The results were mixed, controversial, and ruthless. When it comes […]

Wedding Design Trends in 2020

The idea of planning a wedding conjures images of dresses, tuxes, rings, flowers, and everything in between. Here at Display Group, one image we want to help with is the Design of your wedding. Our in-house expert designers thought about […]

South Asian & Indian Weddings – What Brides (& Guests!) Need to Know

South Asian & Indian weddings are a completely different affair from western weddings! We chat with Account Executive Cassie Lewis to get her tips on everything you need to know for these celebrations, as a bride and as a guest. […]

All in the DG Family – Vivian McConnell

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos, Dave Danielson, Cheryl Behnke, Lindsay […]

How To Plan An Unforgettable Wedding

You’ve found your person. You’ve said yes. You’ve shed some tears. And now it’s time to get married! For some, the tears don’t stop there! Doesn’t it seem like wedding planning is getting more stressful and more EXPENSIVE every year? […]

#DGinspiration: Mad Men

Even though the enduring AMC series Mad Men ended a few years ago, the highly stylized show has been a continual source of inspiration for events. This month we focus on tips and inspiration for infusing your ‘60s themed gala […]

All in the DG Family: Garret Komatz

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos, Dave Danielson, Cheryl […]

All in the DG Family: Taryn Branski

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos, Dave Danielson, Cheryl […]

Tips: How To Plan Events When You’re a Small Business

At Display Group, we pride ourselves on helping business firms of all sizes. We have helped with large galas, multi-day conferences, and elaborate weddings. However, we also love helping small businesses execute effective events on a smaller budget. Display Group […]

All in the DG Family – Lindsay Sowter

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos, Dave […]

Have Your Brand Signage Stand Out in 3D Letters

When planning an event, there are many components to consider and it can definitely feel overwhelming to put all of those pieces together! One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked is making sure your brand is fully represented and in the […]

#DGinspiration: Fall + Halloween

We couldn’t be more excited that October and Halloween are just on the horizon, and this month we bring you some non-traditional autumn themed décor inspiration with a splash of spooky! Give your guests an Instagram worthy moment with a […]

Oktoberfest Decoration Ideas for Your Corporate Event

In 1810, Munich – the capital city of Germany – hosted a festival to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburgausen. This exuberant carnival brought together people from all around the area and featured food, […]

All in the DG Family – Cheryl Behnke

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos. and […]

All in the DG Family – Dave Danielson

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. So far, you’ve met Niko Solomos. Now, […]

#DGinspiration: Mexican Fiesta

Vamos de fiesta! If you find yourself yearning for the beaches of Cabo, the mezcal and mole of Oaxaca, or the sites of Mexico City, why not take a figurative trip south of the border with a Mexican Fiesta themed […]

All in the DG Family – Niko Solomos

At Display Group, we are fortunate to have some of the best employees around. Introducing our All in the DG Family Series where we hope you’ll learn a little bit about the team. First up, Niko Solomos. What is your […]

Sustainability? What’s That?

Our world and economy is changing every day. Some industries are flourishing and some industries are adjusting to new technology and new practices. The events industry has become one of the leading economic industries in the U.S. Did you know […]

#DGinspiration: Rock the Boat

Nautical event décor, neon signs, and catchy puns Rock the Boat with our sea port influenced design inspiration this month! Crisp white, rustic wood tones, silver and gray, navy, and other aquatic shades of blue compose a pallet reminiscent of […]

#DGinspiration: Bohemian Rhapsody

For your next event inspiration, we look to vintage rock n’ roll royalty, and eclectic bohemian vibes as inspiration for creating your next best event! Visions of jam sessions lasting until sunrise, and band members clad in thread barren Levi’s, […]

Personalize Your Event With Custom-Branded Rental Furniture

When you’re planning an event, you want to make a lasting impression on your attendees. People might attend a lot of events so it’s important for yours to stand out from the rest. The last thing you want is for […]

Holiday Inspiration for your Next Event

As we enter the snowy season, visions of hunkering down next to a crackling fireplace in a cozy mountain lodge come to mind. Whether it’s the prospect of skiing on the slopes or warming up with a mug of hot […]

7 Top Trends for Fall Events

As seasons change, so do trends in the world of event planning. Now that summer is behind us, we’re definitely seeing some changes in the designs and styles people want at their events. While things like beach parties and outdoor-themed […]

Power Up Your Next Event With Charging Stations

Corporate events are all about networking and the idea of networking solely by handing out business cards to the people you meet at an event seems almost quaintly old fashioned. Instead, we now rely on our cell phones to add […]

Why You Should Incorporate Your Brand Into Your Corporate Event

Branding is a powerful thing. When used effectively, branding helps your product or service stand out from the crowd and represents everything about your company’s personality and its mission. And when it comes to corporate events, finding ways to reflect […]

Beach-Themed Party Ideas for the Office

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite like a trip to the beach to cool off and have some fun. But finding the time to get out to the beach isn’t always easy, especially if you can’t get away […]

Display Group + AVL Creative

Display Group partners with Fairway Productions to form AVL Creative! AVL CREATIVE FORMED BY DISPLAY GROUP AND FAIRWAY PRODUCTIONS DETROIT.  April  10, 2018—Audio Visual Lighting (AVL) Creative has been formed by Rick Portwood and Michael McConnell to fill a void […]

Music Festival Decor

Inspired by the upcoming music festivals, Design Director Cheryl Behnke and Designer Jamie Pecina created this months inspiration board! More people are attending music festivals than ever before, and they are travelling further to find the experience that they are […]

Fashion, Meet Interiors

This past month were the 90th annual Academy Awards, and while the stage set was stunning, a lot of people tune in for the fashion. People often forget the parallels between art forms; a poem or song that inspires a painting, […]

Secret Garden Inspiration Board

1. Finn Table | 2. Ellis Occasional Chair | 3. Boulder Coffee Table | 4. Fritz Table | 5. Delhi Pearl Loveseat | 6. Gold Gate | 7. Glisten Area Rug | 8. Fairytale Forest Backdrop | 9. Civic Bench | […]

The Henry Hotel Hindu Wedding for Neepa + Vishnu

The Display Group provided décor elements for the Sangeet and Reception. Sangeet: Neepa selected a neutral color palate and greenery for the Sangeet décor. Display Group created a custom ceiling installation above the dance floor with various types of greenery […]

Hollywood Glam Inspiration Board

1. Napoleon Bar Stool | 2. Boxwood Cocktail Table | 3. Baroque Bar | 4. Ethan Sofa | 5. Fritz Occasional Tables | 6. Goodman Chair | 7. Blanche Area Rug | 8. Cognac Regency Ottoman | 9. Gold Faceted […]

Trending: Boxwood

We love boxwood. Custom boxwood walls, boxwood bars, boxwood tables and more! Our designers know a great way  to bring the greenery trend to your event – boxwood! Made in-house and customizable, our new pieces are versatile and provide so […]

All Things Sangeet

In order to properly kickoff any South Asian wedding celebration, a beautiful and festive Sangeet must be had! Known as a celebration for the wedding to come, the Sangeet is hosted for guests to enjoy the happiness and love surrounding […]

Blissful Trend Show

Display Group’s Account Executive Lindsay Sowter attended the Blissful Trend Show at the Detroit Troy Marriott on November 19, 2017. Highlighting 2018’s wedding trends, Lindsay’s designs for the show featured Display Group’s newest inventory additions of South Asian decor, custom display, and LED […]

Ford NMSDC Conference Booth

The National Minority Supplier Development Council hosted their Annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange at the Cobo Center in October 2017. The four day conference brought together top leadership of multinational companies and international organizations to collaborate on their efforts […]

Ford’s Warriors In Pink Display

Display Group and the GTB Agency worked together to produce a custom Breast Cancer Awareness installation for Ford’s Warriors in Pink. The three-dimensional display was created using more than 2,000 origami cranes in multiple shades of pink to be showcased […]

FordHub Chariot Project

Display Group, along with the Imagination and GTB agencies, teamed up to create a unique display for the launch of Chariot in New York City, a new ride sharing platform recently purchased by Ford Motor Company.  The display was created […]

Cattle Baron’s Ball 2017

Display Group partnered with the American Cancer Society, presenting sponsor Ford Motor Company and various sponsors for the 15th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball on September 23, 2017. Being a Detroit based company, Display Groups’ core company values include being involved in […]

Sad Dog

Display Group was contracted by LA based artist Jason Yates to design 3D sculptures for his largest solo installation to-date. Homemade Ice Cream, hosted at the Wassermann gallery in Detroit’s eastern market, will be Yates first show in the city […]

Crain’s Detroit Business Homecoming Event

Being a Detroit based company, Display Group takes prides in being involved in the community, the development of Detroit and participating in events that further help our city grow! Recently we partnered with Crain’s Detroit Business for the fourth annual […]

Keeping It Cool

Summer is here! With warmer temperatures and longer nights, Display Group has the perfect pieces to stylize summer soirees with our summer event rentals. Vibrant, fun accent pieces mixed with sleek furniture, cooling agents and pops of color create an […]

Rustic Industrial

Display Group’s Event Producer Kacy Irwin takes sleek industrial style and provides a contrast with rustic furniture and décor. Natural elements combined with metals brings the outdoors in while giving guests a eclectic atmosphere. Rustic pallet tables, which can be […]

QLine Detroit

Display Group is proud to announce our involvement in the grand opening of QLine Detroit on Friday, May 12, by providing 3D letters for display on Woodward Ave. With the idea that visitors will pose for pictures with the display, […]

Geometric meets Glitter

Inspired by the pictured mirrored geometric hallway, Display Group’s Event Producer Kacy Irwin took a futuristic approach to April’s event inspiration board. For the focal point, Kacy uses the 6.5’ diameter mirrored disco ball enhanced by custom colored up-lighting for […]

Honoring Harwell

Nationally and locally known, famed broadcaster Ernie Harwell was a key figure for the Detroit Tiger’s during 42 of his 55 seasons announcing for Major League Baseball games. Harwell was recognized for his achievements by multiple national associations, the Baseball […]

Event Design and the Psychology of Texture

It’s time for our third “elements of a theme’s construction” post. We did color, we did pattern, and now it’s time to do texture. You know by now that you want your keynote speaker’s audience to be receptive, orderly, and […]

Event Design and the Psychology of Pattern

Last week’s subject — the psychology of color — was largely made up of a long list of well-defined colors and the associations with each. This week, our event design experts are going to help you understand your own design […]

Event Design and the Psychology of Color

So our last blog helped you pick the theme of your event — now it’s time to talk about the three major elements you’ll use in the construction of that theme: color, pattern, and texture. Many designers don’t really stop […]

How to Determine a Theme for a Big Event (When You Can’t!)

One of the most daunting aspects of planning an event comes at the very beginning, when you have to choose an event theme. It’s the same problem faced by a writer staring at a blank page, or a kid faced […]

How to Put Together a Successful Association Event, Part IV

It’s time to take your soon-to-be-successful association event from the realm of “well-planned on paper” to “anticipated in the minds of its future attendees.” Yep — it’s the marketing part! Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as a step-by-step guide that […]

How to Put Together a Successful Association Event, Part III

It’s time to finally get to the part of the association event planning process that everyone actually thinks of when they think of planning an event: the part where you solidify details. It’s time to make real choices! These steps […]

How to Put Together a Successful Association Event, Part II

Let’s talk about how to create a budget for a successful association event. Basically, this involves first establishing what your total budget is — that’s the easy part. Then you have to figure out how that number is going to […]

How to Put Together a Successful Association Event, Part I

“Association event,” if you’re not familiar, means “an event put on by a (trade) association.” This distinction is important for several reasons, but first let’s talk about what that means. When the NRA puts on an event, they want to […]

The Role of Design in Food Presentation

Many of our customers, particularly the many fine caterers of Detroit, have the pleasure and important responsibility task enhance the full sensory potential of every dish to create a presentation that is practical, functional, and appealing to all the senses. […]

Commercial Misting Fans

Display Group, Detroit’s premier event rental services company, recently added several commercial misting fans to inventory and they are available for rental to our customers. These are among the most powerful portable misting fans on the market. By combining a […]

Corporate Event Planning 101: Why Are We Doing This?

Some corporate events are self-creating. When the CEO decides that her new vision for Delta-level Teamplay Synergies needs to be promulgated throughout the corporate metasphere, there has to be an event. When the technological demands of the customer base exceed […]

Avoiding Garish: How to Manage Expectations for Your Next Event

We here at Design Group have a lot of props. I mean a lot of props. Our props take up warehouses. Plural. We have more props than Scrooge McDuck has gold coins. Do you know what people say about our […]

Predictability vs. Banality at Corporate Events

One of the most annoying misconceptions the typical American holds, at least when it comes to the life of an event planner (or those closely allied with event planner, like the experts here at Design Group), is the association of […]

The Event Planning Step by Step, Part 2: Putting It on Paper

All right! You’re done with the almost-entirely-mental part of the event planning process (as per last week’s post). Time to bring all of this abstraction back down to the level of concrete reality. Step Six: Make It All Concrete Thus […]

The Event Planning Step by Step, Part 1: All In Your Head

There quite a few theories about how to go about planning a big event, but one thing that every expert agrees upon is the steps necessary to plan an event — and what order those steps need to come in. […]

Outdoor Events in a Heat Wave

It’s HOT! It’s so hot, that just about all we can think about is the heat…which, at Display Group, means we think about events and the poor people trying to put them on in the heat. So if we’re stuck […]

Extra Dollars Go a Long Way When Renting Event Furniture

When it’s time for a special event, be it corporate or personal or an association event or something, at least part of the goal is to create a lasting impression on your guests. The more details of your event hit […]

Take Your Next Corporate Event to the Next Level

You’ve probably been to some number of corporate events…and chances are, you don’t remember anything about any of them except a fuzzy notion of a dark room, an over-excited man on stage, and some uncomfortable chairs. If you’re the one […]

What Your Rental Chairs Say about Your Event

Oftentimes, when we’re planning an event, some things just get skimmed over — “We need 154 chairs,” the notes say, but nothing about the kind of chairs (except maybe ‘folding’ or ‘barstools’). But any experienced event planner will tell you […]

How to Promote Your Next Corporate Event Online

Some corporate events are mandatory — everyone who isn’t sick or on vacation will be there. The rest, obviously, are optional. You might think that promoting events is only necessary for the second group…and you’d be wrong. Promotion doesn’t have […]

How to Plan an Office Party on a Budget

Corporate events are one thing — generally speaking, a bigwig hires a professional to get those off the ground — but what if you’re ‘just’ a department manager or office head trying to get your people to come together for […]

How to Plan a Team-Building Event

It doesn’t matter what size your company is — if you have more than a few people working together, there’s an opportunity to be found in changing pace with a team-building event. Re-energize your group, build relationships across departments or […]

Crafting the Ultimate Event Entrance

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, as an event designer, one of your prime opportunities to really create an emotional impact on your attendees is as they arrive at and enter your event venue. The best event entrances […]

Event Planning and Execution as Warfare

When you study works like Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, you learn about the divide between strategy (the overarching plan that guides the war effort) and tactics (the small-scale decisions that win or lose individual battles). To put it […]

Improving the ROI of Your Events

As the process of conceiving an event starts, no matter what kind of event it is, there’s a simple step any event planner can take to amp up the RoI of that event, no matter how that return is defined. […]

The Breeds of Event Planner (and Why it Matters)

Event planners — when you hear the title, you probably think of a well-heeled type-A woman in a dazzling pantsuit with a clipboard and a smile that could kill the common cold at 15 paces. But the fact is that […]

The Trends that Intersect Event Design’s

There’s one maxim that always holds true in the world of any kind of design: change is the only thing that stays the same. When it comes to creating the perfect event, whether you’re talking about a corporate team-building seminar […]

How to Set Up a Proper Event Table

When you look at event photos, there’s one thing that they all have in common: incredible tables! If you don’t have a professional event planner handy, setting up a perfect event table can look like an insurmountable task — but […]

Maximum Impact, Minimum Cost: Minimalist Party Designs

Oftentimes when you see photos of amazing scenes posted by businesses like Display Group — and we admit, we’re definitely guilty of this from time to time — they’re just dripping with design. Rich color, dozens-to-hundreds of lights in up-, […]

Are Your Event’s Power Levels OK?

It’s the very rare event that doesn’t draw a significant amount of power. Catering equipment, lighting, A/V, computers, and a huge number of other potential devices will pull on the power source your venue — or, in some cases, you […]

What Will 2016 Bring in Event Trends?

Every year, the stars are consulted, the cards laid out, and the devotees of event planning and execution make their predictions about what innovations, fads, and style shifts will dominate the next four seasons. Are their predictions accurate? Mostly — […]

How to Choose the Right Dance Floor

Any event where people are going to dance — whether it’s a wedding or a quinceañera or a nonprofit mixer — can benefit from having a dance floor that enhances the atmosphere. If your dance floor is too small, people […]

Light Up Your Next Event with These Tips

Lighting has an amazing effect on your event — too much, and everything looks overexposed, uninviting, and banal. Too little, and you create safety issues, discourage socialization, and everything looks the same even if you poured your heart into the […]

How to Select the Right Tent for Your Next Event

Seasoned event planners have a short list of go to indoor venues that host business seminars, class reunions, and civic fundraisers. However, even the most experienced event planners have trouble deciding on the right tent for an outdoor event, whether […]

What to Look for in a Professional Event Vendor

Event planners have their plates full, so to speak. They have to coordinate everything from the sit down dinner to the night’s entertainment. Murphy’s Law has special relevance for event planners, as anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. […]

The Best Email Event Invitation Services

Experienced event planners remember the days when event invitations went out by snail mail. The invitations included an RSVP deadline that came back via snail mail as well. Electronic mail changed the invitation paradigm, and for the better. Email event […]

How to Stay on Top of Event Logistics

Logistics. We often refer to logistics when discussing military planning and organization. A four-star general goes on and on about the importance of logistics for military maneuvers both at home and overseas. Well, logistics plays an important role in pulling […]

How to Promote Your Special Event Theme

All of the brainstorming, planning, and organizing of your special event loses its effectiveness, with a lack of a strong promotional strategy. Whether you plan to throw a wedding reception or class reunion based on a theme, you must get […]

Form Partnerships and Key Relationships for Your Events

They say that the more links you have in a fence, the stronger the fence. The same principle applies to planning and running an event. You can never have enough partners forged by developing key relationships. From suppliers to entertainment […]

How to Find the Right Entertainment for Your Next Event

You need to create an event budget. Check. Then, you search for the best venue for the event. Check. Working closely with vendors, you secure contracts for event rental services, as well as food and beverage products. Check. You need […]

How to Create an Event Invitation

Long before you greet the first guest to a wedding anniversary party or the first arrival to a business conference, you need to create an event invitation that captures the mood of an event. The advent of email communication has […]

When Things Go Wrong The Importance of Devising a Plan B

The big day has arrived and up until now, you have pulled off the event planning flawlessly. You created and stayed within a tight budget. Everything from the floral arrangements to audiovisual rental equipment arrived on time. The dining room […]

How to Select the Right Event Decor

The ambiance of your event sets the table for creating the perfect atmosphere that keeps guests captivated by a vibrant speaker or thoroughly entertained during a set played by a multi-piece band. However, creating mood-setting decorations for your event involves […]

Teamwork The Importance of Providing Exceptional Customer Service

The big event has arrived and you have done everything required to prepare for the event. Your invitations received kudos, especially for describing the creative menu that matches the theme of the event. The logistical nightmare of planning for a […]

White Highback Leather Executive Chairs Now Available

Display Group has a new inventory of over 700 of these streamlined, comfortable, stylish, and contemporary office style rental chairs available. Contact us anytime for more information. White Highback Leather Executive Chair – $90 Over 700 Available Eco Leather Seat […]

Lessons Learned: 8 Common Event Planning Mistakes to Avoid

The say the devil is in the details, which makes sense for professionals charged with planning an event. Running an event of any size causes stress and the stress heightens due to poor planning. Some events require months of diligent […]

How to Find the Right Venue for Your Next Event

Planning your next special event requires considerable planning from selecting the appropriate menu items to choosing the date and time of the big event. The amount of forethought needed to pull off a successful event is why Display Group has […]

How to Create an Event Budget

The first step for planning an event should always be the drafting of the event budget. You have the flexibility to amend a budget up to about one week before an event. A spreadsheet created in Google Docs or Microsoft […]

Factors to Consider for Planning an Event Menu

Most special events include a food menu that ranges from a simple continental breakfast to an elaborate multi-course, sit-down dinner. Several factors come into play when event organizers plan event menus. Budgeting for your Event Menu Successful event planners create […]

Display Group Featured in Detroit News!

When it comes to preparing for all types of unexpected event scenarios, Display Group has earned the reputation for meeting all of the potential obstacles with professional aplomb. The Detroit News recently featured a column, Solutions: Get your rain plan […]

John Varvatos event in Downtown Detroit

Display Group thanks Bedrock Management and John Varvatos for a great event in the D last night!

Display Group Featured in dbusiness Article

Display Group recently announced the company plans to spend $750,000 on upgrades at Packard Building Number 22, which sits adjacent to Interstate 94 on the east side of Detroit. Detroit-based Display Group wants to create a major showroom and event […]

Going Back to the Future!

Display Group is closing in on the completion of our move to The Packard Plant building #22! We are delighted to be fully restoring and upgrading a building that is an important part of the history of Detroit, particularly in […]

The Best of Michigan

Dear Friends, We are very honored to be a finalist for the 10th Annual Best of Michigan Meetings and Events award. This was made possible because of the creativity of our clients, and with the support of our team members. […]

Display Group among ICIC and FORTUNE’s Inner City 100 winners

Display Group has been selected for inclusion in Fortune’s annual ranking showcasing the 100 fastest-growing urban businesses in America!! We are excited to be included in such an amazing list of companies finding major success in urban cities across the country. http://fortune.com/inner-city-100/display-group-89/ Being a […]

Drinks & Displays Open House 9/25/14

Gallery of images from our Drinks & Displays Open House that took place 9/25/14 at our Fort Street Showroom. These pictures were taken right before guests arrived, and are meant to show off the design and set-up of our Holiday […]

How Display Group Saved the Day

Ten days before the most beautiful and prestigious cars in the world were set to go on display at Pebble Beach, Bentley found out that the custom wheel stands they ordered from the UK were not going to be ready […]

New Arrivals at Display Group!

Mixing industrial and rustic materials is the latest trend in events, so we’ve brought in a few new items to help you keep your event looking stylish! Our new tables and chairs mix industrial metals with natural wood materials, creating […]

Bobble heads take over Detroit!

Display Group teamed with Fox Sports Network to design larger-than-life bobble heads for some of Detroit’s most loved athletes. Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter and pitcher Max Schertzer, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard and center Pavel Datsyuk, plus Pistons forward Josh […]

Anyone Up for a Round of Golf?

Display Group was contracted to create a fully functional Mini-Golf course on stage at The Fox Theater for a large corporate meeting. Our task: to create three holes of mini golf, each with its own unique ‘obstacle’ and theme, all […]

Keep Up with Trends at DG!

Custom marquee signs are all the rage these days, popping up on wedding blogs and trending in the interior design world. What better way to enhance your event than to really ‘spell out’ what it’s all about? Whether you need […]

Carnevale di Venezia at the DIA

Any event held in the world famous DIA – especially within the Riviera court, is almost always guaranteed to be stunning, which is why we here at the Display Group love getting the opportunity to produce an event in that […]

Novo Tables Come to DG

These days DG is all about custom, which is why we created our new line of Novo tables. This line allows for an incredible amount of customization, without the added cost. Our two styles and four sizes of tables allow […]

Wow Your Guests with Custom Printing!

These days Display Group is all about keeping it custom. From our recently designed line of Zelig tables and bars to our newly available custom printed backdrops, we’re doing more pieces designed just for you than ever before! Our made […]

Corporate Events Are Going Above And Beyond With Themes

It’s one thing to put on a corporate event like a seminar, a trade show, or an incentive meeting — it’s quite another to put on an event that people will remember by the time the next fiscal quarter rolls […]

Mixing and Matching: The Latest in Corporate Event Design

The art of mixing and matching is trending upward in event planning of all types. It started in weddings, mostly, but today even major corporate events are catching onto the trend. It can transform an ordinary seminar, team-building event, or […]

Extra Media Coverage with Display Group

Display Group helped produce a Ford media event during the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The customized environment served as a media friendly atmosphere for the world’s automotive press. Display Group created a sleek silver and white motif to […]

Speakeasy / Prohibition Theme

October 29, 2013 | Last weekend Display Group provided Speakeasy décor for an event with a Prohibition theme. There were a lot of simple items, like crates, shelving and boxes, but to make it truly authentic, Display Group worked directly with […]

Taubman Prestige Outlet Mall Grand Opening

Display Group recently traveled to St. Louis to help Corporate Optics with the grand opening of Taubman Prestige Outlet Mall at Chesterfield Valley. Mike Sackey created the large red ribbon with matching bow that was used for the ribbon cutting […]

Detroit Tigers Christmas In July 2013

Christmas in July?  Display Group pulled out our Seasonal Décor to help the Detroit Tigers with their Christmas In July promotion today.  Go Tigers!  

Taste of the Lions Fundraiser

Display Group provided white lounge furniture, aluminum light tables and LED lighting for the Taste of the Lions Fundraiser last night. This inaugural event benefitted the Eastern Market Corporation and their Healthy Access Food programs. Thank you to Ford Field […]

The Best of Halloween 2012!

Here is a collection of some of our Halloween transformations…the Haunted Circus and the Mad Scientist’s Lab are particularly ominous! Thanks to the Detroit Zoo, Motor City Casino, ePrize, MGM Grand Detroit, Office Furniture Solutions and the Detroit Opera House […]

Carhartt “Skillshare” at Detroit Mercantile Co.

Always thrilled to be part of Detroit’s exciting revitalization!  The ever-cool Detroit Mercantile Co. in Eastern Market hosted a Carhartt “skillshare” event. Display Group provided lighting, plasma monitors, staging, tables, stools and rear projection for fascinating hands-on workshops offered to the […]

Display Group + MIT = An intelligent combination!

Display Group recently put its thinking cap forward to help MIT Media for their event at Flat 151 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This think tank for local intellectuals was guided with the smart and stylish looking white loft […]

Cattlebaron’s Ball 10th Anniversary Celebration!

Mooooo! Our life-size cow cutouts were at the American Cancer Society’s Cattlebaron’s ball…were you? Western flair filled the air as we re-created the wild west with rustic facades, split rail fencing and even Mr. Ed, our six foot tall, 3D […]

Display Group helps the River Shimmer!

Earth, Fire, Water and Air – the four essential elements! And also the theme of Shimmer on the River, a fantastic event raising money for the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to bring public access to the Detroit River. We brought all […]

Welcome to the USA! – SAIC USA

Display Group was contracted by China Kingway; a Shanghai based Meeting & Event company, to open first office of SAIC USA. The June 12th Birmingham event featured a red carpet entrance with custom vinyl branding on the windows.  Dignitaries included […]

A Crafty Way to Rent Space: Carhartt Video Shoot at Display Group

Not only does Display Group offer event rentals including props, event rental furniture, event backdrops, and trade show booths…we also rent “space” for photo shoots and meetings!  This month Carhartt rented some of our loft space for a video shoot. […]

Styling it up for Art Van!

Stepping out Hollywood-style: Glamour prevails in front of the Art Van backdrop (called a step-and-repeat banner) for the Art of Style event. It was created by Display Group on our huge new 8′ printer Your party can easily have this […]

Soaking Up the Notes: Detroit Jazz Fest 2012

If it’s Labor Day and it’s Detroit that means one thing: Jazzfest!  Hart Plaza and Campus Martius were jamming. Over a beautiful, warm weekend Display Group created mini-lounges using our large inventory of outdoor furniture, mahogany tables, and bars – […]

Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown

Rick Portwood, owner of Display Group, was recent interviewed by Model D Media in the article Display Group adds 4 people to prop biz in Corktown Portwood now owns Display Group, a set design and prop business he runs from […]

How to Host a 1960’s Themed Party!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hosting a 1960’s themed party has limitless possibilities for décor, attire, music and food! Known as a transitional period, the 60s were full of bold patterns and colors, various styles of music and fashion trends from hippie to mod men. […]

Hosting a Corporate Party with a Racing Car Theme

A corporate party with a racing car theme is  one that any racing car enthusiast is sure to enjoy. Both men and women enjoy this fast-paced sport, with the first organized official car race being documented back in 1887. Some […]

How to Create a Special Event using Spandex Walls

‘Spandex Walls’ probably isn’t a term you hear very often. Although we’re all most likely to be familiar with the word spandex, which refers to a stretchy fabric that is very durable and strong, the term Spandex Wall isn’t a […]

Expo Services – Rental Services for Your Company Trade Show

There’s a lot to know when it comes to hosting and managing a company trade show. In fact, the list  of things to do can be quite long and thus can seem to be quite overwhelming, which makes it critical […]

Graphics – The Simple Way to Brand Your Company

Anytime a company hosts/attends a special event, the thought of how to best brand the event is always near the very top of the list of things-to-do. You can choose to add a few subtle graphics, or go all out […]

How to Host a Corporate Family Event – Fun or Formal

There are many types of corporate events held throughout the year, with most being business-oriented. Since many corporations also  tend to be very family-oriented, they tend to host a family event at least once a year, which are highly-anticipated events. […]

How to Host a Corporate Party – Casino Theme

When it comes time to host a corporate party there are many themes from which to choose. One of the most popular and fun themes to date is the casino themed party, which is not only an enjoyable and entertaining […]

Host Your Next Detroit Corporate Event With Display Group

When it comes time to host your next corporate meeting and/or corporate event, Display Group can help you with every detail! Display Group will provide you with a unique space, as well as make available any and all rentals needed, […]