I've had a few friends who have asked me the past few years what I ended up doing for April Fool's Day. They end up shocked when I say “nothing.” It is just out of character for me to NOT participate in April Fool's Day festivities, but the last couple of years it just kind of snuck up on me, and well…I forgot to plan, dang it!
So…in an effort to help you have a plan this year, here are some great ideas for pranking your loved ones!
*I started this post for April Fools Pranks early this year in hopes that you all will inspire me with some great ideas that I can add to my list. This year is going to be EPIC.
*Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for failed relationships or belongings due to the trial of any of the pranks listed below 🙂
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Fun April Fool's Pranks for Husbands and Friends:
For SALE. I did this one in college and it was a riot. I went out into the parking lot and using window chalk, put many of my friend and roommate's cars up for sale. And for ridiculous prices. Prices that would leave people calling them ALL. Day. Long. And most of my friends always left in a hurry for work (or class), and consequently had no time for washing off the advertisement. Success!
Just Married. Another one that is fun is to use that same window marker and decorate your spouse's car with “JUST MARRIED.” Better yet, add something like, “Honk to wish your congratulations!”
Chocolate-Covered Cotton Balls. I know there are a lot of fun food-related April Fool's jokes out there (toothpaste filled oreos anyone?), but this one just happens to be my favorite. There's just something belly-achin' funny about watching someone bite into what they think is the most delectable chocolate, only to have cotton stringing from their teeth. Can you tell I had fun with this one in college as well )? I have still yet to try caramel-covered onions..
Fake Parking tickets. Need I say more? I could easily make use of these year-round.
Fender-Bender: Leave a note on your husband's car saying “I'm So so sorry for hitting your car” along with a random name and number. Watch him spend FOREVER trying to find the dings.
For single friends. One year I handed out flyers at BYU with my roommate's face and the caption “Seeking Marriage Partner” along with a list of very silly qualifications. We still laugh about this!
Plastic Wrap EVERYTHING. Unscrew the lids to the shampoo, soap, ketchup bottles, etc. and apply a little plastic wrap.
Disguised Toothbrush. Do this one only if they will forgive you: Use a couple drops of food coloring and drip it into their toothbrush the night before (it's best if it's the same color as the toothbrush bristles).
Flour, Flour and more flour. My roommates did this one to me right before one of my FINALS: pour flour over the top of the shower curtain while they are showering and then RUN. It will take forever to get the flour out. You can also put flour in the blow dryer.
BEEF! If you have a shower head that can be unscrewed, place a beef bullion cube inside (Sadly, this on happened to me as well).
Paper Towel Dispenser Stickers. This one would be HILARIOUS if it can be secretly video-recorded. And if you do this, PLEASE send me the video! Put this sticker on the hand dryers at work:
iPhone Madness. Go into iPhone settings and create replacements (“shortcuts”) for a lot of really common words. See how long it takes them to figure out what's wrong with their texting capabilities.
Wake Up! Hide an alarm and set it for 3 a.m. (Too bad I sleep with my husband I or might consider it).
Cell Phones. Set alarms, alerts and reminders for phony events all day.
Cream Cheese Deodorant. Take out the deodorant stick and replace with cream cheese. Carefully mold the top to be firm and compact.
Mix-up. For work, Take a bowl of candy for co-workers: equal parts m&ms and Skittles (this drives me batty to have to pick out the Skittles).
Fake bugs and spiders. This one is just gross (Husband, if you are reading: don't. even. think. about it.) Fake Cockroaches
Announce it! Replace the air freshener in the bathroom with an air horn (This one would be so funny in a work environment)!
Where's the suds? Cover the soap bar with clear nail polish.
Blonde-Moment. Text several of your friends with the text, “Hey, I lost my phone…will you call it for me?” And see which ones fall for it.
Fun & Harmless April Fool's Pranks to Play on Kids:
Change the color of the milk
put crafty Googley eyes on everything in the fridge (and everywhere else)!
Salty cookies (involve your kids in making these for their friends)
Frosting in their toothpaste
Clear Kool-aid in a water pitcher
If your kids are heavy sleepers, sneak into their room at night and paint toenails, draw mustaches, etc.
What are some of YOUR FAVORITE APRIL FOOL'S PRANKS?