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My sister is getting married (YAY) in June, and as the maid of honor, it was my job (privilege) to plan the bridal shower. I knew from the start that I wanted to do a Friends TV show theme because we both are entirely obsessed with Friends. With my mom’s help, we pulled off a better Friends TV Show Bridal Shower than I ever could have initially imagined.
My mom and I wanted to incorporate Friends details everywhere, and we also wanted to keep it elegant and beautiful. It’s easier to show you all of those details instead of describe them, so this post will be very picture heavy!
I also wanted to give credit to Aqua Blu Kitchen and Cocktails in Toms River, NJ for having such a beautiful venue room which was the absolute perfect place to host the shower.
This is an overview of the room:
I’m in love with that light fixture! So many people complimented it.
Alright, let’s get to the shower. First, we set the tone for the shower by inviting people with this invitation:
The invitation was designed by my lovely friend, Madison, from The Wetherills Say I do. It was the perfect way to start the theme of the shower, and everyone loved it.
Now, let’s jump to the details!
For the centerpieces, I designed printables of love quotes from 7 cast members from Friends (the 6 main ones, plus Phoebe’s husband, Mike). Alongside the quotes were stunning flower arrangements by Flowers by Melinda in Lavallette, NJ.
All printables are downloadable, just click the cast member’s name after the photo for the free download!
The Monica Table
The Joey Table
The Ross Table
The Mike Table
The Rachel Table
The Chandler Table
The Phoebe Table
The arrangements by Flowers by Melinda were so beautiful–it wasn’t hard to give them away at the end. It also proved that you don’t need big arrangements to make a statement.
I got that poster here.*
My mom actually found those adorable flip flops at Spencer’s, however you can also find them here.
Isn’t that t-shirt wonderful? I love both the t-shirt* and the flip flops, because I know that when my sister wears them she will always remember how special this day was.
I’ve had that DVD set* for years–it’s the complete 10 seasons all packed into those little boxes. They made for a great little decoration at the shower. The Central Perk mug* was also a nice little touch!
That poster is my favorite Friends poster*! In order to have the posters stand up, I taped them on to some foam board from Staples.
I put the bold black posters up on the mantel, so that they were the center of attention. They meshed well together, they were funny, and they brought a lot to the room! You can find the skinny poster here*, and the poster on the right here*.
We had a coffee bar and a mimosa station also, which played to both audiences: The ones who still needed a little bit of a wake up, and the ones who were ready to relax with a cocktail!
These drink areas were on a booth that we dubbed “Central Perk” after the coffee shop in Friends. What’s a Friends themed bridal shower without a Central Perk station, right?!
The Central perk poster can be found here*.
Now let’s get to the favors! My mom took care of the favors and she knocked them out of the park. She got to-go coffee cups that said “Live, laugh, love” on them which is a saying my sister really loves. She also gave away mason jars with chocolate chip cookie mix in them to support the charity Bake Me Home.
Bake Me Home is a charity that my mom supports whole-heartedly, and that has an amazing mission. The website reads:
“We are 13-year-old twin sisters, Emma and Amy. In July 2008 we started a charity (with a little help from our Mom!) to help moms and kids at a homeless family shelter in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then we’ve expanded with the help of thousands of volunteers to include families using local food pantries, kids in foster care, and members of our military.”
I loved adding a little bit of charity into the shower!
We also had some amazing games–one of which we actually didn’t have time for! There were so many presents to open, that Bingo wasn’t a priority anymore. I wanted to make sure that Sarah got to all of the presents and that she didn’t have to rush or feel pressured.
But the good news is, if anyone wants to play Friends bingo, I’ve got plenty of boards 🙂
You can get a personalized Bingo game from Little Pebble Paper. When I ordered from Lindsay, she made my custom board that day and sent it my way. She was so sweet and the board was beautiful!
The game we actually did get to was Groom Multiple Choice where I had my sister’s fiance answer some questions prior to the shower. The guests had to guess the answers, and then we had my sister guess the answers. She actually did a really good job and I think she only got two wrong!
We gave everyone a prize who get ten or more questions right. We gave out cook books as prizes–useful and fun!
These are also from Little Pebbler Paper. It was the perfect way to wrap up the shower and the theme!
My mom and I worked really hard on making all the details come together and make it as special for my sister as we possibly could! If your friend/family member is a Friends lover and you’re throwing them a shower, this is such a fun theme that’s really easy to run with! I highly encourage it.
Now, it’s time to focus on the rest of the wedding planning, phew!
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