10 Rooftop Entertaining Ideas
Your next celebration is just an elevator trip away. We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to entertain on your Caydon rooftop no matter what the season.
Nothing beats some rest and relaxation on a rooftop. You get to enjoy the view, the ambience and the elevation, which all work together to create a guaranteed good time.
While most of us flock to the CBD for that rooftop feeling, those who call a Caydon apartment home only need to travel a few floors up.
Our rooftops are designed to be both quiet retreats for residents and spaces that bring people together. If you’re considering calling a Caydon apartment home, here are 10 ways you can enjoy your future rooftop oasis.
1. Host a housewarming in the sky
You could host your housewarming in your apartment, but if you really want to go above and beyond, host a housewarming in the sky. Load your guests into the elevator and take them up to the rooftop.
Book the shared indoor dining area, and serve your nearest and dearest a simple cheese and charcuterie board. Then once evening hits, enjoy the stars on the outdoor deck with a cocktail or two.
2. Salute the sun with morning yoga
Have some friends who love yoga as much as you do? Invite them over for a group session. The Rooftop at Due North is a multipurpose space where you can spread out and relax, completing your yoga session with a refreshing dip in the pool.
After burning all that energy, surprise your guests with a casual outdoor breakfast. Dish up gourmet pastries with fresh fruits, granola and yogurt, and earn some extra points by ordering a round of oat milk lattes from your local.
3. Host a book club
Always wanted to host a book club but never had a large enough space to do it? Problem solved.
Get your bookish friends on the rooftop and scatter some comfy cushions–share a bottle of wine and discuss your latest reads in style.
4. A rooftop cinema under the stars
Transform your rooftop into the ultimate movie night by inviting your mates around, loading up Netflix and plugging in the projector. If you don’t have a white wall handy, you can always DIY it by hanging up a simple plain white sheet.
Our future residents at HOME By Caydon will already have the ultimate moonlight cinema setup available to them on Level 15 – the nearby outdoor area is also a serene place to relax in the Star Garden or nearby lounge.
5. Flare up the BBQ
What’s better than a barbecue? A rooftop barbecue.
For a casual get together with minimal fuss, invite your loved ones over for a late Sunday lunch. Toss the snags on the grill, line up the burger buns and have the salads tossed and ready to serve.
The Mason Terrace at Rise is the perfect setting for a weekend BBQ, surrounded by the lush garden and views over Mason Sq and the new Moonee Ponds urban plaza.
6. Channel your inner sommelier
Host a fancy wine tasting party. To keep it budget friendly, simply ask your friends to bring their favourite drop and research some fun facts about the variety.
Another perfect one for our HOME By Caydon residents, the shared wine room has an exclusive club feel, and is a great way to connect with your neighbours on the rooftop over a shared interest.
7. Host a neighbourly feast
Another way to know your neighbours better is by inviting them up to the rooftop for a casual dinner. Everyone can bring a plate of their choosing allowing for minimal effort by the host.
Bring a portable speaker, set up some fairy lights and impress attendees with your signature dish. You can even share leftovers and swap recipes the next day.
8. Celebrate your birthday
Scrolling the internet and searching for a birthday venue that ticks all the boxes? Look no further than your own rooftop.
No booking or deposit required to secure a space. Just create a playlist, serve some nibbles, relax and settle in with your loved ones.
9. Host a cocktail party
Set up a bar cart with all of the essentials accompanied by some simple canapé's and desserts.
Shake, sip and repeat!
10. High tea in a high place
Load up a cake tower with some triangle sandwiches, petit fours and pastry treats. Prepare a selection of teas (or opt for champagne if you’re feeling bougie) and deliver to the rooftop to enjoy your very own high tea in the sky.