With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning for that special birthday, wedding or corporate event with a party that celebrates your occasion like never before. Whilst there are a range of venue options available at this time of year, nothing is better than chilling out at a rooftop party on a sunny and breezy afternoon, surrounded by friends and family and enjoying the best that the British Summer has to offer.
With the amazing atmosphere that a rooftop party can create, it’s the perfect way to get everyone together as the DJ plays your favorite songs and you and your friends create fun summer memories. But whilst our Roof Terrace can provide a range of different party options, planning your party and making sure that every part is faultless can often be difficult to achieve. With this in mind, we’ve selected 5 tips to transform your roof terrace into a rooftop party you and your guests will never forget.
Select a unique theme:
Before you can throw a party the first thing you’ll need to consider is the theme you’d like to design your event around. Whether you’re a fan of the 90’s and would love a nostalgic celebration of Brit pop and double denim; or want to create an event that’s very ‘of the times’ with a stunning Hipster theme, choosing the right idea will set the tone of your rooftop party and will give you a starting point that everything else will flow from.
Choose food that can be enjoyed throughout the night:
Everyone knows that a party isn’t complete without something to keep the taste buds satisfied, so it’s essential that you choose some food that will delight all of your guests. From food that has a quintessentially British flavour to delicacies that are full of far-eastern flair, it’s important that the food you serve is easy to eat (without the need for plates and cutlery) and you’re stocked up with enough to last through the night.
Decorate the venue with elegance and style:
Because of the natural and relaxed feel that a roof terrace can provide, it’s important that you aren’t too flamboyant with your decorations. Regardless of the theme you decide to go for it’s important that you decorate your surroundings with an elegant and minimalistic approach, only adding decorative touches where absolutely necessary and embracing the summer setting. Floral embellishments and strong summer colours are essential for this and will give your venue a feel of the Mediterranean.
Create the right atmosphere with the perfect playlist:
Finding the right music can be the making and breaking of any celebration, so it’s important that you select a blend of music that will have your guests dancing deep into the night. Whether you choose to lay on these tracks yourself or leave it to the venue’s in-house DJ (like we have here at The Driver), select a range of tunes with an upbeat vibe that will get everyone moving and will help to create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Ensure that your venue is beautifully lit:
As many roof terrace parties run deep into the night, selecting the right lighting is critical. Whilst we would advise against lighting your location up like its bonfire night, adding some subtle, delicate and atmospheric lighting is key to ensuring your party runs smoothly. We’d always advise on making sure that bright led fairy lights are used to create an intimate mood, along with precise disco lighting to give the party some ambiance and movement. Because a lot of outdoor lighting can be setup with additional decorations, your lighting can also form part of your overall design as well.
Hopefully this will help to give you some much needed inspiration for how you can create a rooftop party to remember in 2017. However, if you’d like to discover more about how King’s Crosses most unique roof terrace can create your perfect party then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.