April Fool’s Day is the one day of the year when we can all let our inner pranksters run wild. It’s a time for creativity, laughter, and maybe even a little mischief. While some may argue that the tradition of playing pranks on friends and loved ones are rooted in ancient pagan rituals, others believe it was simply a way to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Regardless of its origins, April Fool’s Day has become a beloved holiday around the world, and people are always looking for new and unique ways to pull off the perfect prank.
In this article, we’ll showcase some of the most original and unforgettable April Fool jokes that have ever been played, giving you plenty of inspiration to create your own hilarious pranks.
Best April Fool Jokes
Here are 20 new and unique April Fool jokes for you:
Fake Job Offer
Create a fake job offer and send it to a friend or family member, offering them an outrageous salary or an absurd job title.
Write a note to someone using invisible ink. When they try to read it, they’ll be confused until you reveal the secret.
Fake Lottery Ticket
Buy a fake lottery ticket and give it to someone as a gift. Watch as they get excited and then disappointed when they realize it’s not real.
Set up a fake job interview for a friend or family member. Make the interview questions ridiculous or ask them to perform silly tasks.
Fake Parking Spot
Use chalk to draw a fake parking spot on the street. Watch as people try to park in it and get confused when they can’t.
Fake Customer Service
Set up a fake customer service hotline and give the number to your friends or family members. When they call, answer the phone with a ridiculous greeting or give them outrageous advice.
Fake News Article
Write a fake news article and share it on social media. Watch as people get confused or outraged before revealing it’s all a joke.
Fake Power Outage
Turn off the power in your house and act like it’s a real power outage. Make your family members believe it’s a serious problem before revealing it’s just a joke.
Place a fake cockroach in someone’s bed or on their pillow. Watch as they jump with fright before realizing it’s just a joke.
Use cardboard to create a fake elevator door in front of a real elevator. Watch as people get confused or frustrated before revealing it’s just a joke.
Fake Lottery Winner
Create a fake news article or fake lottery ticket announcing that someone has won the jackpot. Watch as your friend or family member gets excited before revealing it’s just a joke.
Fake Spider Web
Use tape or string to create a fake spider web in someone’s doorway. Watch as they try to walk through it before realizing it’s just a joke.
Fake Alarm Clock
Set a friend’s alarm clock ahead by a few hours. Watch as they wake up confused and disoriented before realizing it’s just a joke.
Fake Social Media Account
Create a fake social media account for a friend or family member. Post ridiculous photos or status updates and watch as they get confused or embarrassed before revealing it’s just a joke.
Fake Broken Screen
Take a screenshot of someone’s desktop and set it as their wallpaper. Watch as they try to click on icons or move files before realizing it’s just a joke.
Place a fake snake in someone’s garden or on their porch. Watch as they get scared before realizing it’s just a joke.
Fake Lottery Scam
Send a friend or family member a fake email or letter claiming they’ve won the lottery. Ask for personal information or money before revealing it’s just a joke.
Fake Phone Call
Call a friend or family member and pretend to be someone else. Make up a ridiculous story or ask them strange questions before revealing it’s just a joke.
Create a fake pet out of paper or fabric and tell your family members that you’ve adopted a new pet. Watch as they get excited before realizing it’s just a joke.
Create fake money with ridiculous denominations or outrageous designs. Give it to your friends or family members and watch as they get confused before revealing it’s just a joke.
April Fools Day Activities For Adults
Here are some of the best activities that you can carry out for adults on April Fools so you guys can make amazing memories:
Surprise Party Prank
Plan a fake surprise party for a friend or family member, complete with invitations and decorations, but don’t tell them it’s a prank until they arrive.
Have everyone bring a wrapped gift to the party, but the gifts should be something ridiculous or useless. The goal is to make the recipient laugh.
Photo Booth Fun
Set up a DIY photo booth with silly props and costumes and take funny photos with your friends and family.
Fake Lottery Ticket
Give your friends or family members a fake lottery ticket with a big prize, and watch their reaction when they realize it’s a prank.
Call a friend or family member and pretend to be someone else, using a silly voice or accent. See how long you can keep the prank going.
Fake Product Launch
Create a fake product and launch it on social media, complete with a website and promotional materials. See how many people you can fool.
DIY Escape Room
Create your own escape room with clues and puzzles that lead to a silly or unexpected prize.
Fake Tattoo Booth
Set up a fake tattoo booth and offer temporary tattoos that are outrageous and hilarious.
Switch the contents of two similar-looking products, such as sugar and salt or decaf and regular coffee. Watch as your friends or family members are surprised by the unexpected taste.
Fake News Broadcast
Create a fake news broadcast with outrageous stories and fake interviews. Share it with your friends and family and watch their reactions.
April Fools Day Ideas For Work
Here are 20 April Fools Day ideas for work:
Fake Out-of-Office Email
Set up an out-of-office email response for a coworker that says they’re on a secret mission and can’t be reached for the day.
Jell-O Office Supplies
Create Jell-O versions of office supplies, such as staplers, pens, or paperclips, and replace the real ones with the Jell-O versions.
Fake Software Update
Create a fake software update message that pops up on a coworker’s computer screen, asking them to wait for the update to finish.
Hidden Alarm Clock
Set a hidden alarm clock to go off at a random time during the day, and watch your coworkers scramble to find the source of the noise.
Personalized Coffee Mugs
Switch your coworkers’ coffee mugs with personalized mugs that feature funny photos or sayings.
Office Chair Swap
Switch the chairs of two coworkers, and watch as they try to figure out why their chair suddenly feels different.
Fake Post-It Notes
Write fake post-it notes and place them around the office, with messages such as “don’t forget to feed the unicorn in the break room.”
Turn your coworkers’ office or cubicle upside down, placing all of their belongings on the ceiling.
Fake Desk Nameplate
Create a fake desk nameplate for a coworker, with a funny or outrageous job title.
Fake Security Breach
Create a fake security breach message that pops up on everyone’s computer screens, asking them to change their password immediately.
Sticky Note Prank
Cover a coworker’s desk, computer monitor, or keyboard with sticky notes that say funny messages or jokes.
Office Supply Swap
Switch the contents of two similar-looking containers, such as swapping the coffee grounds with decaf, or switching the sugar with salt.
Fake Meeting Invitation
Send out a fake meeting invitation with a ridiculous topic, such as “emergency unicorn grooming session.”
Inflatable Office Decorations
Fill a coworker’s office or cubicle with inflatable decorations, such as balloons or beach balls.
Fake Company Announcement
Send out a fake company-wide email or memo with a ridiculous announcement, such as a mandatory company-wide clown training session.
Tape a small piece of paper over the sensor on a coworker’s computer mouse, rendering it unusable until they figure out the problem.
Cover a coworker’s desk, chair, and other belongings in aluminum foil.
Fake Parking Tickets
Create fake parking tickets and leave them on your coworkers’ cars. Include ridiculous violations, such as “parking too beautifully.”
Fake Customer Feedback
Send fake customer feedback to a coworker or supervisor, with silly complaints or compliments.
Leave a funny or unexpected item on the copier, such as a rubber chicken, and see how many people notice when they make copies.
April Fools Games
Here are some of the best April fools games that you can play with the people that you love or care for:
Truth or Dare (with a twist)
Play the classic game of Truth or Dare, but with a twist – all of the “dares” must be funny pranks or jokes.
Office Chair Relay Race
Set up a relay race using office chairs, where each team member takes a turn sitting on the chair and being pushed by their teammates to the finish line.
Office Treasure Hunt
Set up a treasure hunt around the office, where participants must solve clues to find hidden prizes, gag gifts, or funny notes.
Who Said That?
Create a quiz game with quotes from famous people or pop culture icons, but mix in outrageous and ridiculous quotes to keep everyone guessing.
Two Truths and a Lie
Play the classic game, but with a twist – make all of the “truths” outrageous or unbelievable, and make the “lie” something that seems plausible but is actually untrue.
Fake Product Pitch
Divide into teams and have each team create a fake product pitch for a ridiculous or nonsensical product, and present their pitch to the rest of the group.
Create a series of silly competitions or games using office supplies or equipment, such as a rubber band shooting range or a paper clip obstacle course.
April Fool’s Mad Libs
Create a Mad Libs game using outrageous or nonsensical words and phrases, and have everyone fill in the blanks to create hilarious stories.
Play the classic game of charades, but with a twist – instead of one person acting out a word or phrase while everyone else guesses, have the entire group act out the word or phrase while one person guesses.
Set up a giant Jenga game using large wooden blocks, and watch as coworkers try to carefully remove blocks without causing the tower to fall.
April Fools Jokes For Kids
Here are hilarious 15 April Fools Day jokes for kids that are funny and harmless:
Fake Spilled Milk
Glue a small plastic container to a table or counter, then add white paint or glue to make it look like spilled milk. Watch as your kids try to clean it up.
Use small plastic bugs to play pranks on your kids, such as placing them in their lunchbox or hiding them in their bed.
Write a message on a piece of paper using white crayon, then have your kids reveal the message by coloring over it with watercolors.
Fake Ice Cubes
Make fake ice cubes by freezing small plastic bugs or toys in water. Put them in your kids’ drinks and watch their reaction.
Make Jell-O in a juice container, then serve it to your kids and watch as they try to figure out why the juice won’t pour out.
Replace your kids’ cereal with a bowl of mashed potatoes or a similar food, and watch as they take a confused bite.
Bake a cake that looks like a real cake, but is made of cardboard and frosting. Watch as your kids try to cut into it.
Turn your kids’ room upside down by placing furniture and decorations on the ceiling.
Make a pizza that looks like a real pizza, but is actually made of cookies, candy, and frosting. Watch as your kids try to eat it.
Fake Phone Call
Use a funny voice to call your kids and pretend to be someone else, like a celebrity or a fictional character.
Serve your kids breakfast food in unusual ways, such as pancakes shaped like letters or numbers, or cereal in a tortilla shell.
Dress up in a silly outfit, like a clown costume or a giant animal onesie, and pretend it’s your normal outfit for the day.
Create fake spiders by gluing black pipe cleaners onto a Styrofoam ball. Put them around your kids’ room and watch their reaction.
Serve your kids a sandwich made with gummy fish and lettuce or seaweed for an unexpected twist.
Create fake money by drawing funny faces or silly messages on paper bills. Use the fake money to “pay” for things around the house and watch as your kids catch on to the joke.
April Fools Theme Party
Here are 15 April Fools’ Day theme party ideas, with detailed explanations for each:
Crazy Hat Party
Have your guests wear the wackiest hats they can find, or provide materials for them to create their own. You can set up a hat-making station with feathers, glitter, and other fun materials to encourage your guests’ creativity. You can also play games that involve hats, such as a hat toss or a “pin the hat on the donkey” game.
Have your guests come dressed in backwards clothing, and decorate the party space with upside-down decor. Serve dessert before dinner and dinner before dessert, and encourage your guests to write messages or draw pictures backwards on a whiteboard or chalkboard.
Under the Sea Party
Decorate your party space with fish and other sea creatures, and serve food that fits with the underwater theme, such as seaweed salad or clam chowder. You can also set up a photo booth with a backdrop of an underwater scene, and provide props like mermaid tails and scuba masks for your guests to use.
Set up games and activities that you would find at a circus, like a ring toss or balloon darts, and encourage your guests to dress up as circus performers. You can also set up a circus tent or canopy to add to the atmosphere, and serve popcorn, cotton candy, and other carnival-style snacks.
Decorate your party space like a castle or a medieval village, and encourage your guests to dress up as knights, princesses, or wizards. You can also set up a jousting arena or a sword-fighting area, and serve food that fits with the theme, such as turkey legs and mead.
Set up a treasure hunt and have your guests dress up as pirates, complete with eye patches and bandanas. You can also serve food that fits with the pirate theme, such as fish and chips or rum punch. You can also decorate the party space like a pirate ship, complete with a plank for guests to “walk.”
Decorate your party space with neon colors and have your guests come dressed in their best 80s fashion. You can play music from the era and set up a dance floor with a disco ball, and serve food that was popular in the 80s, such as Jell-O shots and microwave popcorn.
Encourage your guests to dress up as their favorite movie stars and set up a “red carpet” for them to walk down. You can also serve food that fits with the movie theme, such as popcorn and soda, and set up a photo booth with a Hollywood sign as the backdrop.
Set up a “jungle adventure” with games and activities that mimic life in the wild, and encourage your guests to dress up as explorers or animals. You can also serve food that fits with the jungle theme, such as banana bread and tropical smoothies.
Decorate your party space with beach balls and surfboards and have your guests come dressed in beach attire. You can also serve food that fits with the beach theme, such as shrimp cocktails and piña coladas, and set up games like beach volleyball or a limbo contest.
Decorate your party space with sports equipment and jerseys and have your guests come dressed in their favorite team’s colors. You can also serve food that fits with the sports theme, such as hot dogs and nachos, and set up games like a basketball shootout or a football toss.
Decorate your party space with flowers and plants and have your guests come dressed in their best garden party attire. You can also set up a DIY flower crown station, where guests can make their flower crowns to wear. Serve refreshments such as iced tea and lemonade, and set up a table with a variety of finger foods like cucumber sandwiches and fruit skewers. You can also play games like a seed-planting relay or a flower pot painting contest. If you have access to an outdoor space, consider setting up a gardening area where guests can plant their seeds or help with a garden project.
Turn your party into a three-ring circus by decorating with circus-themed decorations like balloons, streamers, and circus animals. Have your guests come dressed as clowns, acrobats, or ringmasters. Serve carnival-style food like popcorn, cotton candy, and hot dogs. You can also set up a variety of carnival games like a ring toss, balloon darts, and a fishbowl toss. End the night with a magic show or circus performance.
Zombie Apocalypse Party
Turn your party into a post-apocalyptic world where zombies have taken over. Have your guests come dressed in zombie costumes and serve food that looks like brains and other body parts. Set up a haunted house-style maze where guests have to make it through the zombie-infested maze to get to safety. You can also play games like zombie tag, where one person is “it” and tries to tag other players to turn them into zombies.
Turn your party into a mysterious and elegant masquerade ball. Have your guests come dressed in formal attire and wear masks to add to the mystery. Decorate with elegant and sophisticated decorations like chandeliers, candelabras, and black and gold accents. Serve sophisticated hors d’oeuvres like mini quiches and caviar-topped crackers. You can also have a photo booth set up with a variety of props and masks for guests to take pictures. End the night with a grand reveal where everyone takes off their masks.
April Fools Day Decorations
Here are some of the best April Fools Day decorations that you can try out:
Fill a room with helium balloons and stack them up high behind a door that leads to the room. When your unsuspecting victim opens the door, the balloons will come cascading down, giving them a fun and light-hearted surprise.
Office cubicle makeover
Give your coworker’s cubicle a makeover by decorating it with funny and quirky items like oversized fake flowers, plush toys, and funky art. This will surely brighten up their workday and create a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Write fun and inspiring messages on post-it notes and stick them in random places like inside cabinets, drawers, and on the back of chairs. This will add a touch of positivity and playfulness to your environment.
Giant cardboard cutouts
Print out life-size photos of your friends and family and cut them out on cardboard. Then, place them in unexpected locations like the bathroom, the kitchen, or in a closet. This will be a fun way to surprise them and add a playful touch to your party.
Wacky and colorful streamers
Instead of using plain colored streamers, use bright and bold patterns and colors to create a fun and whimsical atmosphere.
Funny yard signs
Create funny and unexpected signs that will make your guests laugh, such as “Beware of the dog – he’s as friendly as a porcupine” or “Trespassers will be tickled”.
Create your confetti poppers by filling up empty toilet paper rolls with confetti and taping them shut. When it’s time to celebrate, pop them open for a fun and festive surprise.
Funny photo booth props
Set up a photo booth with fun and quirky props like oversized glasses, hats, and fake mustaches. This will be a fun way to capture the memories and add a playful touch to your party.
Funny photo backdrops
Create a fun and colorful backdrop for your photo booth by using streamers, balloons, and fun patterns. This will be a great way to add a pop of color and a playful touch to your celebration.
Create your pinatas using paper mache or cardboard boxes and fill them with fun and unexpected items like mini liquor bottles, candy, and fun trinkets. This will be a fun and playful way to celebrate and add a touch of creativity to your party.
We hope that you found something that can help you out in planning your April Fools’ day!