I’m not normally one to play pranks on people…I always end up feeling bad about it. :-) But April Fools’ Day is the exception, at least when it comes to pulling harmless pranks on my family. ;-) I love setting up silly surprises and serving mysterious meals that have the family cracking up and/or scratching their heads.
Here are 8 of my favorite ideas for the whole family to get in on this year!
Start the day by serving up some “ostrich eggs” for breakfast. This is actually some yogurt spread on plate with a canned peach half on top! Prepare for puzzlement!
The night before, fill a bowl halfway with cereal and milk. Freeze it overnight and in the morning, add a little more cereal and milk. Watching your kids (or spouse) bang their spoon on the frozen part in confusion is priceless!
Place adhesive googly eyes on everything in the fridge. Your kids will be in for a surprise when they grab the juice in the morning!
Take a bar of soap, and paint its entire surface with clear nail polish. When someone tries to use the bar of soap, it won’t lather because the soap has been sealed in! Good clean fun. ;-)
Surprise friends and/or family without soaking anything in water or smashing someone’s face. Stick a party popper or two onto the top of a door and tape the string to door frame. When someone opens the door, they’ll be startled by the loud noise and burst of confetti! Testing this out was so much fun!
I love this one! It’s easy, creative, inexpensive, and gets a HUGE reaction! Create fake spilt milk with a bit of liquid school glue. Just take a sheet of tin foil, pour the glue onto the foil, and let it dry – at least overnight. The glue will dry and peel right off the foil, leaving you with a fake spill! Place it on someone’s favorite piece of furniture, clothing, or on the computer for a big scare!
No oven required to bake up this April Fools’ trick. Announce that you made “brown E’s”, and send someone to go get them from the kitchen. You may have a “hangry” mob on your hands once your prank is revealed, so you might want to have some back up brownies to soothe the sting! ;-)
For dinner, try meatloaf cupcakes frosted with mashed potatoes! You can pipe the mashed potatoes and serve them in a cupcake liner to make them look extra cupcake-y.
There are LOTS of other ideas out there, but I especially love these because they are simple, cheap, surprising, and harmless. Happy pranking!
What do you do on April Fools’ Day?