Prank your friends and neighbors with these knee-slapping jokes to pull on April Fools’ Day this year.
Spring is on its way and with it brings spring cleaning, sun, flowers in the garden and of course the silliest day of the year — April Fools’ Day. While you might think you’re too old to play pranks on people, we’re here to tell you you’re not. April Fools Day pranks are always fun and it’s the one day of the year when you can get away with them.
If you’re short on ideas for this year’s April Fools Day, fret not, we have you covered. Here are 14 April Fools’ Day pranks for you to do this year.
Tame pranks for friends and neighbors
We all have those people in our lives that we say hello to when we see them but we don’t know them past that. If you’re looking for some pranks to pull on your lesser-known acquaintances, then here are some ideas for you. These are also great prank ideas to do with your kiddos.
1. Honk and smile
Tape a piece of paper to the back of your neighbor’s or friend’s car that reads “honk for a smile.” This will be the one time a year a honk is actually appreciated.
2. Oodles of noodles
Hang a bunch of cooked noodles from your target tree. When they wake up and look outside they’ll have to do a double take at the new, weird-shaped “leaves” on their tree.
3. Jello drinks
A treat from your neighbor is always fun and a kind gesture. But on April Fools’ Day, instead of taking them yummy cookies, take them drinks made of Jello. Watch and laugh as they try and try to get the liquid to come up the straw.
4. Frozen milk
Pour a bowl of cereal into milk and put it in the freezer overnight. When your kid comes to have breakfast, watch as they try to get a bite out.
5. Celeb sighting
Get a cut out of your favorite celebrity and put it in your car. Watch as people in other cars do a double take thinking they’ve just seen a celeb.
Leveled up pranks for closer relations
If you’re looking to prank someone you’re pretty close with, then here are some great ideas for you! These are a bit wilder but will be sure to elicit lots of laughs.
6. Endless toilet paper
Is there anything more annoying than when you can’t get the toilet paper roll started? With this prank, the annoyance will keep on going because you’ve sprayed the edges of the toilet paper down. With a little bit of hairspray, you can make sure they roll and roll, but no paper comes out.
7. Cookie monster
Who doesn’t love Oreos and milk? All you need to do for this prank is replace the yummy filling with toothpaste. Put them back in the package and wait to see the person your pranked face when they go take a bite.
8. Bug out
For this prank, you just need a printer and some tape. Print out silhouettes of different creepy crawlers and tape them inside the lampshades. When your family turns the lights on, they’ll freak out.
9. Classic Jello
Looking to pull some classic office pranks for April Fools’ Day? You can’t go wrong with putting your co-workers’ stapler in Jello. Thanks, Jim, for that go-to prank.
Replace your partner’s deodorant with cream cheese and watch them as they literally smear it on themselves.
Wild pranks for your besties
“Have you had enough or are you thirsty for more?” Here are some prank ideas to pull on the people in your life that you’re really close with. They might get mad but you’ll be too busy laughing to care.
11. That’s a wrap
Wrap your loved one’s car completely in plastic or leftover Christmas wrap and then spray it with silly string. Then watch them be late for work as they try to undo their car.
Put up a post that your partner is selling tickets to the hottest show in town. Add their number and laugh as they get calls all day from people trying to buy tickets that don’t exist.
13. Balloons and more balloons
This one takes a bit of time but it’s worth it. While your target is sleeping or away from home, fill their entire room top to bottom with balloons. They’ll have to wade through the balloons and start popping them one by one to get into their bedroom.
15. Who are you?
Pranks are more fun when a lot of people are in on it with you and this one is a perfect team prank. Get all your friends and family to pretend they don’t know the person you’re pranking all day. This will confuse and frustrate your target endlessly. But in the end, they’ll laugh with you!
Let the fun begin with these top-tier April Fools pranks
Welcome April with some fun this year! Remember pranks don’t have to be mean-spirited, they can be fun and funny too! Have a great April Fools’ Day… not. Just kidding.