Brilliant April Fool Office Pranks You Need To Pull This Year
April fool’s day will be here around in a week. Though it is okay to play a prank at any time around the year, April Fool’s Day is the perfect time to release the prankster in you. On this most mischievous day of the year, people perform gags on their families, friends and colleagues and even though we may belong from different places and time zones, the fact remains that we celebrate and enjoy April 1st at our offices and homes just for some stomach hurting belly laughs and innocent fun.
So, to make your office pranks a knee slapper, we have compiled some of the best office pranks which you will love performing. We have included all sorts of pranks: High-tech pranks, simple yet effective pranks, some perfect pranks, short and sweet, we have not left any table unturned. So, switch on your videocam and relish your favorite moments for a lifetime.
FYI: You don’t have to be Jim from ‘The Office’ to pull off some of these office pranks on your co-workers this April fool’s day.
The Missing Monitor Prank
This prank should be taken sportively, so make sure upon whom you are going to perform.
Prank: Take a snap of the area behind your colleague’s monitor (it should be a nice camouflage image) and then apply it as his desktop background image. Then, move (or hide) all of their icons on their desktop. When they reach their workstation and try to check for their icons, they will freak out because their monitor will look missing. So, record your colleague’s reactions and laugh with him for a long time.
The Crazy Keyboard Prank
Another computer prank involves your co-worker’s keyboard.
Prank: Pop out the keys and change their keyboard to the “DVORAK” form instead of “QWERTY” format. The trick is so simple yet effective that you will love capturing their reactions. Or, if you want it to be less obvious, change the person’s auto-correct function, so that it continuously changes simple words or names to something very ridiculous.
Example: change auto-correct to change the word “interesting” into “very boring”.
The Wrapping Prank
This next one is very plain and simple.
Prank: To do this you are going to need a lot of foil, newspaper, or wrapping paper and some tape. Wrap anything and everything that you can so they come into a scene from an office Christmas movie. Wrapping co-workers desk, chair, computer, phone, even plants can be fun. You may have to stay late or come in early to pull this prank off. Add a note with your greeting to your unsuspecting victim, like “drats, foiled again!”
The 3D-Ghost Prank
This one is not for the faint-hearted ones.
Prank: Develop a 3D ghost image and paste it on the roof of your colleague’s cabin or at the outside part of the window pane. Now, record their reaction when it scares the hell out of them.
The Air-Horn-Office Chair Prank
Prank: The prank needs a air horn zip tied under your colleague’s chair. So, what you need to do is adjust the air horn beneath the chair in a position that as soon as the victim sits on his throne, a loud honk is heard all over the office.
It may also frighten away people surrounding him or her.
The Wireless Mouse Prank
One can as well mess with a person’s mouse pointer. By use of a wireless mouse, connect the receiver to the victim’s computer and control the mouse pointer movements from a distance. This prank works perfectly with people who do delicate work dealing with graphics as an aimlessly moving mouse pointer is cumbersome for them to work with.
The Great Jello Prank
Of course, you can opt for the classic stapler in jello prank that was made popular by Jim on ‘The Office.’
Prank: First, you will need to get the person’s stapler, or whatever else you wish to encase in jello. You will need both color jello and clear jello. Here is a video to learn how to perform the epic prank.
Of course, don’t try to do this with electronics unless they are fake.
The Office Balloon Prank
Stuff your colleague’s cabin with plenty of balloons so that nothing is visible inside the cabin. Thus, capture your colleague being mad at you for offering him a challenge at the beginning of his day.
Computer Screen Flip Prank
The moment your colleague steps away from their computer, press the keys Control, ALT and Down keys on the keyboard together. This makes the computer screen flip upside down which makes the user either tilt their head while reading or tilt the entire screen to read what is on the screen.
Computer Color Scheme Prank
Another quick prank that one can pull is the computer contrast change. Setting high contrast mode on a computer is simple as one only has to press the keys Shift, ALT and Print Screen together on the keyboard to achieve a different system color scheme.
Another challenging prank for computer users is the language switch. Computers with Administrator access will allow one to get to start then control panel, clock, language and region consecutively and finally reach the regional and language options. On this one should change details on the Keyboards and Languages to confuse the user of a system.
The Mouse Prank
If the prankee uses an optical mouse, there is a very simple and easy prank you can do.
Prank: All you need is some tape and your victim’s mouse. Simply take a strip of tape and place it over the electronic eye. Some people also choose to tap a piece of paper over the eye to make sure the prank works. Now, you can watch your co-worker get frustrated because their mouse doesn’t work. You could even add a note to the paper on the bottom of the mouse for when they finally look at the bottom of their mouse.
The Vacation Prank
If your colleagues always yearn for a vacation, surprise by giving them one on their desk.
Prank: Get rid of the regular stuffs from your colleague’s desk and populate the desk with some blue frills and paper cuttings and some other stuffs resembling a ‘holiday at beach’ atmosphere.
Note:- You can also try replace frills with sticky notes and paste them all over the cabin.
The Toilet Prank
You may not be able to click an image of the reaction, it’s worth doing.
Prank: Paste a goofy image of a person under the toilet seat lid at your workplace. It would be funny when he reacts to the photo when he opens the lid.
Fake Memo Prank
You might also try out circulating a fake memo about changing the time of your respective lunch break. You will laugh at the look on colleagues’ faces.
The Toothpaste Prank
You could even try putting toothpaste or anything gooey on the doorknobs. Get a good shot of their reaction once they touch it then email it to his friends.
The Ringtone Prank
You can change the current ringtone of your co-worker to something very annoying or embarrassing and then drop him a call. This trick will be a quickie to pull their legs.
The Alarm Prank
You can also set alarms at office hours in your friend’s mobile. Thus, the trick can loosen up the tension in the office and give you some genuine smiles.
You can try making holes on papers which your office mate uses for printing.
One more great prank is adjusting the location of items of the obsessive-compulsive office mate table.
Bear in mind that excellent April Fools pranks are harmless and do not hurt anyone physically or emotionally. Seeing another person slip and get hurt just isn’t a very good laugh given that he may get seriously injured by your silly prank.
Always check whether the prank you are planning poses a threat to your victims or yourself.
No matter what prank you try to pull, make sure it is a safe prank. We wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt or for the company to be sued by any upset employee. In general, I don’t think that business insurance policies cover prank related incited. Also, before doing any prank, try to find out what your company’s policy is on pranks.
Whatever you might be setting up of through this preferred time of the year, make sure it can deliver a definitely fine laugh. It’s a great feeling to recall what prank you did for that particular day after which share it with your family members and friends. Laugh about it and just enjoy. Following just about every joke or prank that you just do, do not forget to tell your victim “Happy April Fools Day!”.