37 Best April Fools Pranks {for home and office}


April Fools Day is April 1st and coming up quickly.  Here is a mega list of 37 of the best April Fools pranks that you can do at home or at the office!  These April Fools jokes are hysterical and family friendly and great for laughs.

April Fools

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April Fool’s Cupcakes– Mock TV Dinner – How to make this darling and extra yummy chicken dinner, veggies, and cupcake complete with recipes.

April Fools Pranks
Fools Meal Menu – Dessert is what’s for Dinner….APRIL FOOLS! Here are recipes for a fun theme for a family dinner “DONUT” know what it is”.

April 1st Cupcake – Make an apple look like a cupcake for April Fools Day.  Here’s the recipe and how to make it.

Ground Beef & Mashed Potato Cupcakes – Actually our dinner contained ground beef and mashed potatoes and the food colored pretzel salt only looks like sprinkles.

April Fools Day Recipe: Is This Really a Bowl of Cereal?Did we fool you? Did you think that’s a bowl of cereal and milk in the photo?  It’s really cauliflower soup with garam masala-spiced toasted-Os cereal!

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Could’ve Fooled Me: April Fools’ Day Recipes – Trick your friends on April Fools’ Day with these fake-out desserts complete with food pictures and recipes.

April Fool’s Cupcakes– Mock Spaghetti and Meatballs – The meatballs looked so realistic, it was almost gross! The added bonus of this recipe was that the cupcakes tasted so good with the extra strawberry jam. They looked and tasted great!

Sneaky, trick-egg and bacon – All you need for these sweet eggs and bacon are white chocolate chips, yellow M & M’s, caramels, and Tootsie Rolls.

April Fools’ Cake Recipe – This recipe is the so easy to put together and is so tasty it will be requested more then just on April Fool’s day. Made with pizza sauce and pizza crust.

April Fools Pranks

April Fools Pranks

Make jello look like juice – Pour your favorite flavor of Jello into drinking glasses and insert a straw in each glass. Let set in the fridge. Your kids will say “huh?”

15 April Fools’ Day Pranks – Fifteen Silly, kid-friendly ways to have fun with your family this April 1st.

Put a ‘For Sale’ sign in your yard

Family Fun April Fools Ideas

Family Fun April Fools Ideas

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Freaky Food Recipes – While she’s not a fan of pranking people on April Fools Day, there is one tradition she LOVES to continue with her kiddos.  It’s the freaky/crazy/surprising food choices of the day!

Aprils Fools At The Office

Aprils Fools At The Office

  • Balloon cubical – The benefit of working with good friends means some healthy trickery at the office when this day rolls around like balloon cubical or newspaper desk.
  • Top 10 Harmless Geek Pranks – On the eve of April Fools’ Day, when you’ve got local network access to your coworkers’ and family systems, cubicles just crying out to be filled with packing peanuts, and webapps that can do all sorts of things automatically, there’s no better time to baffle, confuse, perplex, and just plain mess with your loved ones and associates.
  • At work, pop the keys off computer keyboards and switch them all around.

Office CSI Crime Scene for April Fools Day

  • Office CSI Crime Scene – construct a murder crime scene with fake crime scene tape and a person marked out on the floor. This prank will have your whole office laughing!
  • Find a box about the size of a cake. Then cover it with frosting, making it look like a cake. Then put it out in the office kitchen, or wherever people leave free food. Sit back as people try to cut themselves a slice.
  • Go to husbands and move his car to another parking lot so he’ll think it is stolen.
  • 23+ Crazy Funny Cubicle Pranks – Creative and hilariously funny images of cubical pranks for April 1st.

More Jokes you can do:

  • Serve things backward; dessert first or breakfast for dinner.
  • Use large bowls and utensils to eat with.
  • Stretch Cling Wrap in the doorway of your front door – when the kids come run in from school they bump into it.
  • Sneak into your victims bathroom and fill their hair-dryer with baby powder. When they turn it on, their head will be pure white just like an old person!
  • Get a small alarm clock and set it for 3:00 a.m. Put it under the victim’s bed so once it goes off they won’t be able to find it.
  • Stuff shoes with tissue paper down in the toe so you can’t get them on all the way.
  • Make good use of a rubber cockroach or spider.
  • Switch out food in wrappers in your child’s lunch.
  • Switch out drawers in dresser.
  • Switch out cereal in cereal boxes for breakfast
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What jokes are you doing?  We’d love more suggestions.  If you have a fun April Fools’ Day prank over on your blog, we’d love to see it! Feel free to leave the blog link in the comments or on the Tip Junkie Facebook page or right here in the comments, and I’ll be happy to find it and upload it for you! {{I’ve got your back!}}

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  1. This year I am going to dip cotton balls in chocolate to make them look like candy for my co-workers. Also going to get some Oreo cookies, separate them, scrape out a bit of the filling in the center and refill with toothpaste then put back together. The last thing I can’t wait to try is I am going to put a note on my co-workers car that says, “sorry I hit you” she will go crazy looking for the damage that isn’t there.

  2. Laurie, Some of these are too funny! I am the prankster, almost every year I get my hubby on something, like the park the car in another parking lot, may try that on vacation which starts April 1st, he’ll lose his lunch, because it’s going to be a rental, or I’ll use one of the other ideas, truly great! ~Christina at

  3. I was just thinking about something to do to my kids this year … I like to do something simple but fun every year. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas!

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