Top TikTok trends of 2023: From Girl Dinner to Wes Anderson films

Top TikTok trends of 2023: From Girl Dinner to Wes Anderson films
TikTok's trends kept the platform buzzing throughout 2023 (@alanalaverty, @avawillyums, @hannahkbrown/TikTok)

Trends and creators that took TikTok by storm in 2023

Wes Anderson trend and Young Miko kept TikTok abuzz in 2023 (@avawillyums/TikTok, @itsyoungmiko/Instagram)

As the end of 2023 approaches, multiple year-end listicles have begun to make their way on the internet. Many things, including the best songs and the best movies, kept us entertained this year. Moreover, social media platforms, especially TikTok played a major role in keeping its users hooked and refreshed. Below is a list of the TikTok trends and creators that kept the platform abuzz throughout 2023.

Girl Dinner

Girl dinner has been one of the most popular trends on TikTok in 2023 (Alana Laverty/TikTok)
Girl dinner has been one of the most popular trends on TikTok in 2023 (Alana Laverty/TikTok)

TikToker Hannah Rose (@tishannahrose) was the one who accidentally gave birth to the "girl dinner" trend on TikTok as she uploaded a video of her favorite meal of cheese and bread. Soon it began to pick up and users around the world started to come up with their idea of small snacks that can be made by using random items from your pantry or fridge. As of now, #GirlDinner has just under three billion views on the social media app.

Roman Empire

Screenshot showing Roman Empire trend (TODAY/ YouTube)
The Roman Empire trend was about women asking men how often they thought about the topic (TODAY/ YouTube)

Roman Empire trend is nothing but women asking men in their lives, "How often do you think about the Roman Empire?" and it turns out men frequently think about it, leaving women shocked. While the trend was born on Instagram, it soon moved to TikTok, and #RomanEmpire has since gained about 3 billion views.

McDonald's Grimace Shake

McDonald's introduced Grimace Shake in June (Facebook/ SodaSeekers)
McDonald's introduced Grimace Shake to celebrate the character's 52nd birthday (SodaSeekers/Facebook)

McDonald's launched the Grimace Shake, which is purple, to celebrate the 52nd birthday of the character Grimace. But TikTokers took it to another level by creating spooky short films out of it. In most instances, creators were seen drinking the shake and wishing the character happy birthday before there was a cut. Subsequently, the person who drank the shake was seen lying on the ground with the beverage coming out of their mouth or some other quirky take that they could have thought of to add a touch of horror. 

Wes Anderson trend

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The Wes Anderson trend is all about pretending to be in one of his aesthetically beautiful films (@avawillyums/TikTok)

This trend is about making and recording your everyday life aesthetically beautiful, just like a Wes Anderson movie. The trend was started by creator Ava Williams, who took a train from Connecticut to New York in early April and shot it in Anderson's style, possibly pretending to be in one of his films. Subsequently, the #WesAnderson hashtag gained about 2.2 billion views on TikTok, making it one of 2023's biggest trends.

My red, green and beige flags

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People have been revealing their beige flags on TikTok (@tiktok/Instagram)

Unlike red and green flags thing, which reportedly give a clear signal about other people’s characteristics, a beige flag "is something that simply makes you go, 'Huh. What is that person doing?’'" Dr Zoe Shaw, licensed psychotherapist, revealed to Today. Also, Phyllis Ginsberg, MA, MFT, and author, explained, "What might be called a 'beige flag,' that weird, odd, or quirky behavior, could be reframed and seen as cute or endearing. As long as it’s not so annoying that it makes you cringe or embarrasses you."


Keith Lee is famous for food reviews (Instagram/ @keith_lee125)
Keith Lee is famous for his food reviews (@keith_lee125/Instagram)

Keith Lee has millions of followers on TikTok and the main reason behind his popularity is his support to small businesses. Lee mostly does food reviews and is famous for giving honest verdicts on food quality, service, and other factors related to it. Moreover, the "Keith Lee Effect" is said to have given a boost to many small establishments, giving them much-needed business. 


Young Miko is known for her songs (Instagram/ @itsyoungmiko)
Young Miko churned out several trending songs on TikTok (@itsyoungmiko/Instagram)

Young Miko is known for making several trending songs in 2023, which include 'Wiggy', 'CLASSY 101' with Feid, and 'FINA' with Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican rapper boasts millions of followers on TikTok and her songs have been utilized in hundreds of thousands of videos by other creators. 


Alix Ashley Earle is famous for her makeup videos (Instagram/ @alix_earle)
Alix Earle is one of the most recognizable names on TikTok (@alix_earle/Instagram)

It’s safe to say Alix Earle is the OG creator of "Get Ready with Me" videos and the 23-year-old kept her top position on TikTok, especially with her makeup and fashion videos. As of now, Earle has  6.1 million followers on TikTok. 

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