Beware – April 1st is approaching, and if you’re anything like us, we can predict your office to be full of mischief and mayhem on the morning of April Fools’. Instead of becoming the ‘prankee’ for another year running, why not take the time now to sharpen up on your ideas and reform yourself into the ‘pranker’. If you are in need of a little inspiration, we’ve got your back! Here are some funny (and harmless) April Fools’ jokes that you could bring to the office.
Cover your boss’ desk with your face
Whether you choose to coat their entire desk or every key on their keyboard, personalised stickers can go a long way in generating a lasting comedic effect. The choices are endless with this prank option. Whether you choose to print a legendary quote that’s repeatedly mentioned in the office, your face, perhaps their own face or an approaching deadline with a hint of mockery, the comedic effect is simple, yet excellent.
Leave a horrifying print in your colleague’s drawer
Never undermine the simplicity of this prank – you are guaranteed to bring laughs to the office with this one! Whether you choose to print out a photocopy of your face (without your boss catching you in the act!), the face of a frightening clown or character from the latest horror film, or a selection of insects that they particularly dislike, this April Fools’ joke will never go out of fashion. A top tip from us: Enlarge the image to fit the entirety of the paper, allowing it to appear more realistic at a glance.
Treat the team to some doughnuts… or not!
There is no sight better than a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts sitting on the kitchen side – especially towards the end of the week when the ‘diets’ begin to fail. (How convenient that April Fools’ Day is on a Friday this year!) However, what your team will remain blissfully unaware of is the fact that you have replaced the tasty treats with a selection of vegetables… oops! Sit back and enjoy the looks of devastation as each colleague opens the box. If you listen hard enough, you may even hear their excitement shatter – just beware of the backlash! We can almost guarantee that the upset caused by this joke won’t bode too well for you during next year’s April Fools’ Day… good luck.
Give the gift of a personalised t-shirt… with a twist
Having your team wear branded t-shirts can always gather excitement. Plus – it can look really good! However, what they won’t be aware of, unless they have eyes in the backs of their heads, is the personal message you have left on the back. Whether you opt to print a well known joke on the back of each garment or choose to display a unique message for each employee, the enjoyment will only increase (at least for you!) when they each begin to discover the hidden message, one by one. Just make sure you get that team photo first – it could go down in history!
We think it’s time to refresh those business cards
Within many a workplace, there are always nicknames that fly around – some good, and some not so much! For this year’s prank, why not get these names made official with an authentic business card. Grant the ‘tea-maker’ with their own, as well as the ‘office gossip’, ‘tech support’ guy, and the ‘company joker’… although we assume that this will be you! Create an original element of comedy in the office this year. Just make sure that these cards are never passed out to potential clients by mistake!
The great thing about these pranks is, whilst they are ideal for April Fools’ Day, they are timeless. There is never a bad time to destroy the expectations of your colleagues with a secret box of fruit and veg! At least, there isn’t in our eyes anyway! Personalised sticker-coating could even be ideal for covering a desk when it comes to a special birthday.
No matter when you choose to use these ideas, create some laughs in your office with confidence. Our team at Printingprogress are on hand to provide you with the assistance you may require for high-quality prints and pranks. Give us a call on 020 8290 1010 or email email@example.com today.