10 Best FRIENDS-themed Shower Ideas for hosting the ultimate FRIENDS party

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In 2013, I threw my best friend what seems to be the first-known FRIENDS-themed bridal shower. Buzzfeed, Cosmo, Comedy Central UK and others have shared the news, and I blogged about it here.

Today, “FRIENDS” is now a popular theme for parties and showers – especially since the show continues to thrive in syndication and both Generation Z and millennials are newly obsessed (even if they were just being born when the show debuted).

Here are my picks for the top 10
FRIENDS-themed shower ideas ever!

 

  1. The ultimate FRIENDS-themed invitation.
    I’m biased, of course, as this is my design, but I truly feel like it’s the best FRIENDS-themed invitation. It comes in several colors and everything can be customized. I can vouch for the customer service (you get to work with me!) and the quality. Plus, I can print them for you!
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  2. This awesome photo backdrop!
    Ladies, we love a good step-and-repeat, no? This easy to re-create backdrop will delight your guests and have them snapping selfies and creating the best Insta-stories about your event! All you need is purple wrapping paper and a yellow frame (this handmade frame on Etsy is GREAT!)

  3. The “trifle” and a killer shower food spread.
    Who can forget the TRIFLE episode?! It’s a shower gotta-have! But there are so many food moments throughout the 10 seasons of “FRIENDS,” you should have no trouble coming up with themed food that will give everyone a chuckle as they make a plate. Here are some of my faves from around the web: 

     

  4. The cake.
    If you want an amazing centerpiece, plus a delicious cake, this is the one! Created by Just Desserts by Jess of Thornwood, New York, this is by far one of the best FRIENDS-themed bridal shower cake out there. Although, there are many!

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  5. FRIENDS-themed costumes.
    I love the idea of stepping up your shower or party game with costumes. Who doesn’t love a creative costume party? This customer of mine did FRIENDS-themed costumes and it was amazing what guests came up with! Adore.icm_fullxfull-61795490_8ym2zj74d44kw8ccgssgicm_fullxfull-61753169_gqulebv31pcgccwg4c4cicm_fullxfull-61753229_qizeul7g0ys4g8k4ss80
  6. These FRIENDS-themed shower games!
    These are my designs, too, and they’re super fun! My personal favorites are…
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    Instant downloads via Etsy!
    “The One With All The Weddings” Trivia game
    BINGO with custom frame
    “How Good of a FRIEND are you to the Bride?” gameil_fullxfull.1083765067_duok
  7. A Central Perk coffee bar.
    No FRIENDS-themed shower is complete without a coffee bar worthy of Central Perk. All you need is a great pot or two of coffee, an assortment of different mugs (bonus points for giant mugs!), and a Central Perk sign! Like these:

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    Love these insider posts about Central Perk and its significance to the show…
    a. Why was the orange couch always available?
    b. Secrets from behind-the-scenes at Central Perk!
    c. FRIENDS filming locations in NYC revealed.

  8. The party favors.
    Affordable and used by most all people, coffee cups are a great party favor, especially when we’re talking about FRIENDS. You’ll find so many FRIENDS-themed coffee mugs on Etsy!

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  9. FRIENDS-themed name tags.
    Using silly names from the show, each guest can pick a different name tag to wear during the shower! A great conversation starter!

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  10. Great purple and yellow decor.
    From table clothes and party plates to paper straws and balloons — sticking to these quintessential FRIENDS colors will round out your party. Items I love:• Paper Straws via TwigsAndTwirls.com
    • Polka dot balloons via PartyCity.com
    • Purple and gold dot plates via Zazzle.com
    • Pastel “party time” plates via PaperSource.com
    • Flower examples galore via Google (coffee mug arrangement for the win!)
     

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