APRIL FOOL'S DAY (APRIL 1) PRANKS
Here is our list of favorite April Fool’s Day pranks:
THE CLASSIC ALARM CLOCK TRICK
How this works is very simple. If there is someone in your household who has to wake up for work using an alarm clock, you can pull a pretty funny prank on them.
For example, if they typically set their alarm for 6:00 AM to get up in time for a shower, coffee and then head off to work you can really add a little bit of April Fool’s Day flavor to their morning by changing the time the alarm goes off.
THE NOT-SO-HARD BOILED EGG TRICK
This prank is built around the classic switch move.
If there is someone in your household who has to start their day with fresh eggs for breakfast, you can get a laugh or two out of this trick. All you have to do is switch the fresh eggs in the egg tray in the refrigerator with hard-boiled eggs. That way, when the ‘cook’ goes to crack open an egg for frying it doesn’t come out of the shell.
FAKE VOMIT/DOG POOP TRICK
You can play this one by simply placing the props in unusual places, like on the floor, on a countertop or wherever they will get noticed quickly but not too quickly. You’re goal is to have the element of surprise working in your favor here. If there are little kids in the family, they are sure to get a laugh out of the fake props regardless.
THINGS THAT GO MISSING WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SHOWER
This is a fun April Fool’s prank that requires assistance from more pranksters in order to make it work perfectly.
When someone enters the shower stall, quietly enter the bathroom and remove things from it. You can take away any and all towels, toiletries, clothing, whatever happens to be in there that the person in the shower will need as soon as they shut the water off.
Once you’ve removed the items, exit the bathroom quietly to not tip the person off. Then all you have to do is wait.
THE FOGGED UP GLASSES TRICK
You can improvise with fingerprints if you don’t have the jelly. The idea here is to give the prank victim blurry vision the moment they put their glasses on. Be sure to time this one carefully. You don’t want to have them behind the wheel of a vehicle when they slip on their glasses nor do you want them to fall down a flight of stairs or bump into things. It’s a fun trick to play, but has to be carefully planned to work right.
SHRINKING WARDROBE TRICK
In order to pull this one off effectively, you need a fair deal of lead time.
What it involves is locating and purchasing (from thrift shops) clothing that matches items in your prank victim’s wardrobe. The difference here is that the clothing items you choose should be a size or two smaller than the normally worn clothing.
Your best bet is to stick to obvious clothing choices such as belts that are smaller, running shoes that are smaller and hats that are smaller.
SPICED DRINK TRICK
All you basically have to do is add some hot sauce or pepper spice to the brewing pot of coffee. Once ready, your intended victim will get a slightly warmer cup of coffee than they bargained for.
FAKE LOTTERY WIN TRICK
We’ve called this the Fake Lottery Win Trick but it can be any kind of prize winning prank. What you need is to have someone call your intended victim at home and announce that they have just won some massive prize.
The key to making this work is that the caller has to be someone unknown to your target and that the caller has to be able to pull this off without hesitation, laughing or otherwise giving away the gag.
THE DISCONNECTED INTERNET TRICK
This works great if you are a visitor the night before and as you leave late in the evening before April Fool’s you slip into the pantry or office and switch off their internet. It’s a no-brainer for most of us, but how many of you would actually check to see if your modem is working before calling your internet provider due to an ‘outage’ of service? Not all of us will do that and this is what makes this particular prank so effective and easy to pull off.
BE CAREFUL TO NOT BECOME THE APRIL FOOL YOURSELF
Generally speaking, everyone expects something to happen early on April 1st, just be sure to keep it safe, fun and family-friendly so everyone can get a laugh to start off the new month with. It is never a good idea to use a prank that can become dangerous, may damage property or is illegal in nature.
The idea behind April Fool’s Day is to have fun, and to be safe when doing so.