Fun April Fools’ Day Prank & Party Ideas!

by Stefanie on March 31, 2009

April Fools Day Pranks

On April Fools’ Day you’re supposed to act completely silly, so there’s no better time to party!

The history of April Fools’ Day isn’t totally clear. The most popular theory comes from 16th-century France, when the start of the new year was observed on April 1st.  In 1562, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar, making the new year begin on January 1st. Some people didn’t know about the change, and others simply refused to change and continued to celebrate on April 1st. Those who supported the new calendar played tricks on those who didn’t and called them “April Fools.” This pestering evolved over time into a tradition of pranks on the first day of April!

whoopie cushionPartyLand Pranks: Go crazy with Fake Bullet Holes, Fake Parking Tickets, Whoopie Cushions, Fart Machines, Shocking Pens & Staplers, Itching Powder, 2-Headed Nickels, Spilled Nail Polish, Hot Gum, Blue Mouth Candy, Belching Powder and tons more!

Party On!
If you’re brave enough to host a party loaded with people waiting to pull a wild stunt . . . go for it! Throw a “Fools Rush In Party” before April Fools’ Day. Print invitations sdrawkcab, upside down or in a mirror image! Give invitees a taste of what’s to come by placing invitations inside a “Snake in a Can!”

Devious Decor:
Go crazy with décor, place things and pictures upside down or sideways. Put up “Fresh Paint” gag signs and use decorations from all the different holidays!

Parade of Fools:
Encourage your guests to dress as foolish as the can. Backwards, inside out or just plain wacky!

meatloaf cake mashed potatoes frostingFoolish Food!
Serve silly cuisine like Beef Jerky and Ding Dongs! Use giant clown shoes or funny hats for snack trays. Having a dinner party? Serve dessert first, main course, salad and then the appetizer. Try baking a meatloaf cake, frost with colored mashed potatoes and top with candles for a dinner cake! Mix up the condiments on the table – salt in the sugar bowl and catsup in the mustard jar. Put a fake roach on one of the dishes. Freeze plastic bugs in to the ice cubes.

Fun 4 Fools!
The guests own jokes and pranks should keep everyone entertained throughout the party. You could also put on a Parade of Fools Fashion Show and demonstrate or teach card/magic tricks.

Favors 4 Fools!
Hand out jokes, gags, tricks or useless white-elephant type gifts. How about Post-its for making “Kick Me” signs!? Your guests will be amused and ready to get you back next year!

Fun 4 The FAM!
Make a silly school lunch, with an inside-out sandwich, an  apple with a gummy worm or a lunch box full of plastic snakes and spiders!

PARTYLAND PROVERB: Beware those offering gum or candy on April Fool’s Day!

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Brannon Carter March 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Great Post! Great Ideas on April Fools Days Pranks! Partyland is the best party store as it has all the right items and the best prices.

carter October 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

DO YOU GUYS HAVE SHOCKING GUM looking to prank my sister hardcore she loves gum

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