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!
- 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!
- 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!).
- 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:
- 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!
- 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.
- These FRIENDS-themed shower games!
These are my designs, too, and they’re super fun! My personal favorites are…
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?” game
- 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:
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.
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!)