Come Monday night, we're all going to be heartbroken to watch our favorite series, How I Met Your Mother, come to an end. The least we can do is send it off in style!
For the record: I don't own any songs, images, etc., and I'm not affiliated with the show in any way. I've just been watching it since the beginning, and I'm super sad that it's ending.
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Step 1: Food
Burgers - make sure to put a sign next to them saying "Best Burger in New York"
Tantrum - Just print this label and wrap it around a bottle of Mountain Dew
Yellow Umbrella drink (typical party hunch punch)
- 1/2 bottle of 99 Bananas
- 1 bottle of pineapple rum
- 1 jug (more if you want a weaker drink)of orange-pineapple juice (no pulp, seriously you'll regret the pulp)
- Mix it all together & voila!
The Captain - Rum & Coke
Step 2: Soundtrack
I've combined these all into a handy YouTube playlist for you. This is of course nowhere near a full list of all of the songs on the series, just a nice playlist to get you started. Of course you could always go with the official soundtrack, but what fun is that?
Hey Beautiful by The Solids (theme song)
- Let's Go to the Mall
- Sandcastles in the Sand
- P.S. I Love You
- Two Beavers are Better Than One
- You Just Got Slapped
- Marshall v. the Machines
- Best Night Ever
- Night Night, Little Marvin
- Super Date
- Puzzles Theme Song - with Barney
- Nothing Suits me Like a Suit
- Barney Stinson, That Guy's Awesome
- For the Longest Time - with Ted
Bang Bang Bangity Bang
I'm Gonna Be (Walk 500 Miles) by The Proclaimers
Step 3: Drinking Game
- Marshall & Lily high-five
- Barney says "suit up", "challenge accepted", or "Legendary" (this includes "Legen...wait-for-it...dary")
- Lily tells a secret
- Marshall says "Lawyered"
- Robin mentions Canada or anything Canadian
- Any of the characters take a drink
- Ted has a voiceover
- You catch an inside joke from an earlier season
- You cry
- Ted says he loves anyone
- Anyone says "Have you met..."
- The yellow umbrella is referenced
- Any characters have a heart-to-heart
- Your friend catches an inside joke from an earlier season that you don't
- A minor character's storyline/future is summed up
- Ted's kids are on-screen
- Robin & Barney say "I do"
- Robin & Barney kiss
- Anyone has a telepathic conversation
Finish Your Drink
- Ted FINALLY meets the mother
- A major character's future is summed up
- We find out what happened with the pineapple incident
- Any character other than Ted has a voiceover
Step 4: Decorations
The possibilities are endless! Here are just some of the ideas to get you started:
- An "Intervention" banner
- Photo Booth
- New York Skyline backdrop
- Duck Tie
- Yellow Umbrella
- Paper teacup pig
- Threeway Belt (plastic WWE belt from a toy store)
Step 5: Twitter
Are you planning on live-tweeting the finale? Well here are some official Twitter accounts to help you out.
HIMYM Production: @himymprod
Carter Bays: @CarterBays
Craig Thomas: @HimymCraig
Josh Radnor: @JoshRadnor
Jason Segel: @jasonsegel
Alyson Hannigan: @alydenisof
Cobie Smulders: @CobieSmulders