Rooftop Dinner creative date idea couple sitting at table ordering dinner, view of rooftop

Rooftop Dinner

Everyone knows that candlelight dinners are classic romantic dates. Or maybe you’ve lived in a cave and you have no idea what a hit they can be. But don’t take my word for it . . . find out for yourself. Time to take this classic romantic date idea and kick it up a notch with the Rooftop Dinner creative date idea.

In order to make it a bit more interesting, set up a candlelight dinner on top of a roof.  And don’t risk death—it must be a flat roof, for obvious reasons. Depending on the location, this will be a very romantic date. You could even hire someone to play a musical instrument while you eat, like the violin, or have a friend come do it. Also, make sure to have flowers for your date as a centerpiece that she can take home afterward, and if you feel so inclined, dance with her under the stars—not too close to the edge, though!

Another idea to make the date a bit more romantic would be to blindfold her when you pick her up, that way you can surprise her.

It may sound like an idea straight from the movies, and yes there are plenty of movies that feature this date, but it works so well in real life. Trust me.

What you need for this Rooftop dinner date idea: 

Rooftop with lights plants tables and chairs.

First of all, you’ll need a roof that you can do this on—a flat one. You’ll find them on top of businesses and office buildings for the most part, although occasionally you’ll find a home with it. If you are lucky you will have access to one no problem either where you work or someone you know. It helps to get permission beforehand, don’t want security guards chasing you and your date away. Or maybe you do? That would be an exciting date.

The reason why this idea is cool is not just because of the awesome ambiance, but also because girls appreciate the time and effort that a guy has put into the date. Once you have secured your location, set up a table on the roof with some chairs. Try and bring some lighting, like twinkling white lights and string them up for some added romance. Depending on the location, you can do this at sunset, or wait until dark. Either way, it will be pretty amazing.

Then comes the food. Are you going to order some food or are you going to make the dinner yourself? Major points will be awarded if you cook it yourself. If you need some ideas on things to make check out my other blog called In the Kitchen with Matt. Set the table with nice china and silverware, you don’t have to buy it, you can borrow that stuff. Don’t forget a nice table cloth either. It would be ideal if you had a friend help you with this and also act as the waiter or waitress.

If you want to set the mood with some music, bring an iPod, or use your phone, and small speakers. Create a playlist with all of her favorite music.

My commentary on this date:

When I was young, I would say around 10 or 11, I came home from my friend’s house and wanted to know where my older brother was. I asked my mom and she said that he was on the roof. I said okay, I thought maybe he was playing basketball and the ball got stuck up there, knowing, my parents’ house has a flat roof. Anyways, I climbed up the ladder and there’s my brother, setting up a candlelight dinner for a girl that he liked. I thought he was weird.

But of course I was naïve and she loved it. I can’t remember if they ended up dating, but he didn’t end up marrying her. But even though that girl didn’t work out for him, the date was still magical. My brother had a knack for coming up with creative romantic dates; some of my inspiration and ideas have come from him and his experiences.

Time for you to take this rooftop dinner creative date idea and run with it. Impress your date with a magical, incredible, amazing evening.

Check out the video I made for this Rooftop Dinner date idea

Do you have experience with this creative date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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