April Fool’s Day Office Pranks
Perhaps where you work any day is a good day to treat a colleague to an office joke. Sharing a laugh with your workmates certainly helps break the daily grind of the 9 till 5. Even so, there’s one special day of the year when any self-respecting office prankster wants to pull out all the stops and carry off the ultimate office prank. If you are running short on ideas on how to make an impact this year, here’s a few April Fool’s Day pranks that are just perfect for the office.
Plastic Wrapped Doorway
It doesn’t matter if it’s the front door to the building, the bathroom or the office supplies closet, it is always going to be a hysterical moment watching coworkers jump when they run into an invisible object. This trick works best in poor light and when the plastic wrap is pulled tight at about waist high. For added effect, this prank works just as well when you cover loo.
For fun simply put a sticker or small piece of tape on the sensor of your colleague’s computer mouse. Whether it is a laser or a ball-wheel, it will mess with the mouse functions causing chaos, frustration and total bewilderment. No real mice should be involved in this easy April Fools workplace joke.
Held to Ransom
Hide a colleague’s most precious piece of office equipment like their stapler, mouse or headphones and leave an anonymous ransom note with your demands, let’s say for a coffee or cupcake. If you are feeling especially devious, you can use several notes each with its own clue and have your colleague running around looking for their lost stuff for most of the day.
QWERTY Keyboard No More
This April Fools’ joke really sets out the theme of the day and works because most of us type without looking down. Pop off the keys from a QWERTY keyboard and reorganize them to spell out APRIL FOOLS. The challenge is how to keep a straight face as you wait for your coworker to realize.
Biggest Fan In The Office
Decorate your colleague’s or, if you feel brave, the boss’s office, with posters and fan stuff for someone or something they would never support. Snap a pic of their shock as they step into a room dedicated to their worship of a new idol and then add the photo to a poster that proclaims them a proud number one fan. Spread the word over the next few days by giving out a pin with the photo on to everyone in the office.
Biggest Fan On The Road
With vehicle markers, furnish your unfortunate victim’s vehicle with teen fan-statements or something equally incredulous. Your colleague will believe they have made it through the day without being pranked but as they are making their way home their beautifully painted car is telling the world a very different story.
Anybody Want A Peanut?
Get your hands on a huge bag of shell-on peanuts and pick your target. Keeping the all contents of their desk drawer in place, load the drawer to the max with the nuts. As soon as they open it, they’ll know they’ve been pranked and they’ll be in for a devil of time getting all the peanuts and shell dust out. If you want to take this even further, and still be popular try using candies like jelly beans. But if you don’t really care about keeping this particular office friend, you could use glitter.
‘Roaring’ With Laughter
When the manager is out, leave a note with a phone number from someone called Bear who wants to meet up over lunch to talk over a potentially big deal. Hope the boss sees the funny side of things when someone picks up the phone and thanks them for calling the zoo.
Whichever fear-inspiring plastic critter you choose, this office April Fools’ day prank is sure to get laughs. Place the critter in plain sight but with cotton thread tied to one end. As your target approaches, pull on the thread so the motion attracts attention and listen out for the squeal. With less effort and a prank that is just as disturbing, set a big hairy spider on their desk or ergonomic chair.
From foil to Christmas wrap or toilet paper, take your pick for this April Fools’ workplace prank. Slip a whoopie cushion under the seat and wrap up every inch of the chair. They’ll chuckle as they come in and see their chair covered, and assume the prank’s over, that is, until they sit down.
If you need to go bigger to be convincing, wrap simply everything in their office. As long as they think the joke is over and done as they finally take a seat, they will be in for a big surprise.
At the end of the day being the office prankster comes with weighty responsibility and you know that next year, you’ll be expected to go all out once again and even go one better. It’s a commitment you might have to carry for years. At least, with this list of suggestions, you’ll be alright for ideas for April Fools’ Day office pranks for at least the next few.