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100 Best April Fools Day Prank Ideas 2023: Time to Play Tricks

Discover an extensive list of creative and entertaining April Fools’ Day prank ideas for family, friends, coworkers, and more. Make this year’s April Fools’ Day unforgettable with these hilarious and harmless tricks!



2023's Best April Fools Day Prank Ideas: Time to Play Tricks

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  • On April Fools’ Day, people have always played jokes on their friends, family, and coworkers to make them laugh.
  • Successful pranks should strike a balance between surprise and amusement, while ensuring the well-being of the “victims” and minimizing the risk of hurt feelings or damaged property.
  • Our list has a lot of different ideas for pranks that can be played on different people and in different settings to make sure everyone has the most fun and laughs. 

April Fools’ Day is coming up, which is a time-honored tradition for playing jokes and making people laugh. As people who like to cause trouble get ready to use their imaginations, it’s important to remember that the point of any prank is to make friends, family, and coworkers laugh and feel good.

In the spirit of light-hearted fun, we’ve scoured the globe for the most ingenious and entertaining April Fools’ Day prank ideas for 2023.

The history of April Fools’ Day goes back hundreds of years. Some people think it has to do with Roman festivals, the Celtic holiday of Samhain, or even the start of spring.

No matter where it came from, the point of the event has always been to make people laugh and take a break from the seriousness of everyday life. In today’s fast-paced and often stressful world, such moments of levity are more important than ever.

Of course, not all pranks are created equal. While some practical jokes can bring about uncontrollable bouts of laughter, others may lead to confusion, frustration, or even harm.

The secret to a successful April Fools’ Day prank lies in striking the perfect balance between surprise and amusement without causing any long-lasting negative effects. As you consider which pranks to pull this year, remember to keep the well-being of your “victims” in mind and choose tricks that cater to their sense of humor.

In order to give you the best April Fools’ Day prank ideas for 2023, we at have gone through a lot of old and new tricks and picked the ones that are most likely to make people laugh without hurting their feelings or causing damage.

Our list has both tried-and-true tricks and fresh new ideas, so even the most experienced pranksters are sure to find something new and fun to try.

So, whether you’re a seasoned prankster seeking new inspiration or a rookie looking to dip your toes into the world of practical jokes, our compilation of the best April Fools’ Day prank ideas for 2023 is the perfect place to start.

Prepare to unleash your inner trickster and make this year’s April Fools’ Day one for the history books!

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Best April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas

  • Create a fake parking ticket and place it on someone’s windshield.
  • Add a few drops of harmless food coloring to the milk carton.
  • Fill a donut with mayonnaise or mustard instead of cream or jelly.
  • Place bubble wrap under a rug or door mat.
  • Attach a small piece of tape over the bottom of a computer mouse, rendering it temporarily unusable.
  • Set a friend’s phone language to a foreign language they don’t speak.
  • Fake a spilled drink on someone’s laptop or phone using a solid, clear plastic mold.
  • Attach a sign to the back of someone’s car with a funny message, such as “Just Married” or “Honk for a Free Hug!”
  • Create a fake Wi-Fi network with a humorous name and no password.
  • Plant a small garden gnome or plastic flamingo in someone’s yard overnight.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Family

  • Swap family photos with funny celebrity images.
  • Place a fake bug inside a lampshade.
  • Serve a “dessert” made of mashed potatoes and gravy disguised as ice cream.
  • Replace the salt shaker’s contents with sugar.
  • Create a fake family meeting or event invitation.
  • Switch around clothing items in family members’ closets.
  • Attach an airhorn under a family member’s chair.
  • Hide toy snakes in the refrigerator.
  • Install a temporary shower head that changes the water color.
  • Put googly eyes on various items in the house.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Boyfriend

  • Place a fake spider in his shoe.
  • Hide alarm clocks set to go off at different times throughout the day.
  • Apply a thin layer of Vaseline on the doorknobs.
  • Change his phone’s background to a funny or embarrassing photo.
  • Temporarily switch his ringtone to a silly or annoying sound.
  • Fill his umbrella with confetti.
  • Slip a whoopee cushion on his chair.
  • Swap his shampoo with conditioner or vice versa.
  • Replace his deodorant with a cream cheese stick.
  • Change the contacts in his phone to fictional characters’ names.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Husband

  • Cover his car’s windshield with sticky notes.
  • Fill his closet with balloons.
  • Switch the bags inside his favorite cereal boxes.
  • Create a fake appointment or reminder on his calendar.
  • Use a harmless, removable marker to draw a funny doodle on his face while he sleeps.
  • Tape a small air freshener under his car seat that smells unpleasant.
  • Attach a fake spider to the toilet paper roll.
  • Replace his toothpaste with mayonnaise.
  • Add a harmless, temporary dye to his body wash.
  • Set multiple fake wake-up calls or reminders on his phone.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas Over Text

  • Send a fake “accidental” embarrassing text message.
  • Send a series of confusing emojis without any context.
  • Text them a fake, urgent task or appointment reminder.
  • Pretend you’ve changed your number and start a conversation as a different person.
  • Send a screenshot of a “broken” or “frozen” screen to cause confusion.
  • Use an auto-correct prank app to send hilarious mixed-up messages.
  • Send a text using only voice-to-text and purposely mispronounce words.
  • Create a fake news headline and share it with them.
  • Pretend your phone is “typing” a message for an extended period.
  • Send a series of texts with odd autocorrect replacements.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Teachers

  • Rearrange the classroom furniture before the teacher arrives.
  • Replace the whiteboard markers with permanent markers (with the teacher’s consent).
  • Create a fake quiz or assignment and distribute it to the class.
  • Fill the teacher’s desk drawer with ping pong balls.
  • Swap the labels on their classroom supply containers.
  • Create a fake, humorous staff memo and place it in their mailbox.
  • Cover the classroom’s floor with bubble wrap.
  • Leave a mysterious, riddle-filled note on the teacher’s desk.
  • Place a walkie-talkie in the classroom and make occasional noises from another room.
  • Attach a funny sign or poster to the back of the teacher’s chair.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Siblings

  • Place plastic wrap across their bedroom doorway.
  • Switch their bed sheets with a different sibling’s bed sheets.
  • Set their alarm clock to go off an hour earlier or later than usual.
  • Hide their favorite belongings and leave a treasure hunt of clues to find them.
  • Swap their toothpaste with a similar-looking tube of a different substance.
  • Replace their favorite snacks with healthier alternatives.
  • Superglue coins to the ground outside their bedroom.
  • Put a fake bug or toy animal in their bed.
  • Sneak a small Bluetooth speaker into their room and play strange noises.
  • Place a temporary tattoo on their face while they sleep.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas at School

  • Put a “For Sale” sign in front of the school.
  • Swap classroom signs or change the room numbers.
  • Fill a friend’s locker with popcorn or packing peanuts.
  • Add food coloring to the soap dispensers in the bathroom.
  • Announce a fake dress-up day or theme day at school.
  • Organize a flash mob or group dance during lunchtime.
  • Create and distribute fake hall passes.
  • Place a sign on a water fountain that says “out of order” or “voice-activated.”
  • Coordinate with classmates to dress in the same color or outfit.
  • Attach magnets or stickers with funny messages to lockers.

April Fools’ Prank Ideas for Friends

  • Create a fake event on social media and invite your friends.
  • Make a surprise cake filled with a less appealing ingredient, like vegetables.
  • Replace the filling in their sandwich with something unexpected.
  • Attach a small sign to their car that reads “Honk if you love pranks!”
  • Switch the desktop background on their computer to a funny or embarrassing image.
  • Call your friend using a fake accent or pretend to be a telemarketer.
  • Sneak a small Bluetooth speaker into their backpack and play strange noises.
  • Send them a funny or embarrassing postcard addressed to their workplace.
  • Superglue the cap on their pen or bottle.
  • Pretend you’ve seen a celebrity and send them on a wild goose chase.

April Fools’ Day Prank Ideas for Brother

  • Place a cup of water on top of a slightly open door and wait for him to enter.
  • Switch his video game save files or change the controls.
  • Hide the TV remote and leave cryptic clues for him to find it.
  • Replace his favorite snacks with lookalike, less appealing alternatives.
  • Create a fake letter from a celebrity or sports team addressed to him.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to his shampoo or body wash.
  • Install a harmless prank app on his phone, such as a cracked screen or fake update.
  • Tape a small airhorn to the bottom of his office chair.
  • Turn all his clothes inside out in his drawers.
  • Set a funny and embarrassing custom ringtone for your number on his phone.

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