International Friendship Day is on July 30 and there’s no better group of besties to commemorate the occasion than the BFFs from Friends. That’s why Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products is officially launching the second annual Friends Fan Week 2023 on July 24. The week-long celebration will be full of experiences, programming, giveaways, and products to celebrate the beloved television series.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy Friends Fan Week 2023 as well as new products to share with your BFFs…even if they’re not named Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, or Ross. For example, you can play with your friends. Polly Pocket is bringing Friends fans an exclusive collector compact in its Polly Pocket Partnership collector series. The iconic coffee cup exterior opens to reveal three nostalgic locations from the show. Fans can share a laugh around the couches at Central Perk with all six characters as micro dolls. With nine accessories and fun Easter eggs, fans can play and display moments that capture popular scenes, such as when Chandler took care of a pet chicken and duck in the apartment or the iconic Thanksgiving scene where Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head. This collectible compact is available on the Mattel Shop for $50.
Another way to celebrate the special week is dressing up for your friends. The WB Shop is launching new WB100 Looney Tunes x Friends products for the occasion. This collab brings together two iconic universes in a stylish and playful design. The exclusive image appears on a range of giftable items such as a towel, t-shirt, blanket, and notebook ranging from $22.95-59.95.
Round up the gang for a game night with a Friends-inspired UNO card game featuring fan-favorite characters from the series. Friends UNO is available on Amazon for $10.99. Then, when you have your friends all together, enter to win free tickets to The Friends Experience, an interactive experience created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, Original X Productions, and Warner Bros. Television Group. In celebration of Friends Fan Week 2023, The Friends Experience will host an online giveaway on Instagram beginning July 28 (@friendstheexperience) as well as offer a ticket promo for 25% off purchases of three or more tickets to New York, Long Beach, Detroit, Brussels, and Birmingham locations starting on July 29 at 10 am ET and running through 11:59 pm local time on Monday, July 31. Fans will also be able to shop at The FRIENDS Experience Store with 15% off of $50, 20% off of $100, and 30% off of $150 in-store and online.
Gather your friends on the orange couch as Nick At Nite has all the Friends fan-demonium you could ask for! Tune in every night at 10 pm as they count down the Top 10 Best Lines for each character – and during Friends Fan Week, they’ll be counting down the best iconic lines from Monica. I KNOW! Tune in all week at 10 pm and catch them all in a marathon on July 29.
Surprise your besties with a Little People collector set from Fisher-Price, available on Amazon for $29.99. Surrounded by purple walls, this set features the six friends piled onto the orange coach one more time. In honor of Friends’ 236 episodes, Fisher-Price is giving away 236 sets to 236 of the show’s biggest fans. Participate in the sweepstakes through August 1 here.
Host your own trivia contest with The Friends Book of Lists: The Official Guide to All the Characters, Quotes, and Memorable Moments. This book is full of compelling facts and trivia from all ten seasons. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold for $24, it also contains a collection of 100+ easy-to-digest lists focusing on themes, characters, and favorite moments in an irresistible package.
Enjoy an engaging activity with your friends with Friends: The One with the Crochet: The Official Crochet Pattern Book. Recreate iconic moments from the series with this book from Insight Editions, which includes 25 official patterns. The book is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold for $34.99.
Lastly, brew up some joe-y and enter to win free coffee. In honor of Friends Fan Week, Central Perk Coffee is giving away free coffee almost daily via @centralperk on Instagram beginning July 24 at 8 am PT. Sustainably sourced, produced and packaged using responsible environmental practices, Central Perk Coffee offers artisanal blends like “How You Doin’?” (medium roast), “Pivot Blend” (medium/dark roast), “We Were on a Coffee Break” (dark roast), “Oh.My.GAWD!” (cold brew blend), and “Gunther!” (espresso). Later this year, a modern-day version of the iconic Central Perk Coffeehouse is officially opening at 205 Newbury St. in Boston, Massachusetts. For updates on the upcoming Central Perk Coffeehouse or to place your orders for Central Perk Coffee, visit www.centralperk.com.