We have something a little bit different for this week’s blog post and it’s all about April Fools. It’s almost the end of March, which can only mean one thing – April Fool’s Day is almost here!
It’s on Monday in fact, and we’ve already been discussing ways in which we can prank our office friends at instaGiv HQ. We work in shared office space, with two of our sister-companies; Landed, a recruitment software provider, and Zymplify, a sales and marketing automation SaaS product. As you can imagine, there are a lot of us floating about the office, and the banter can be brilliant at times. We all get on so well, and we know exactly how to wind each other up, so we often play practical jokes on each other. (We do work from time to time as well, we promise!)
A select few of us have already been discussing our April Fool pranks for Monday, and we’ve come up with some hilarious ideas. We thought we’d share them with you, in case you’re stuck for some ideas this year.
*Disclaimer: We will not accept responsibility for any of your office banter blankets who won’t take well to an office joke.
Make a nickname for someone in the office, but don’t tell them
Our Head of Development is called Martin, who loves a good joke just as much as the rest of us. We thought it would be hilarious to get everyone in the office to call him ‘Marty’ on Monday, but we obviously wouldn’t let Martin in on the joke. It’ll be funny to see how long it takes him to catch on. Let’s hope he doesn’t read this blog post.
Add more cards to a standard deck of cards
We often play cards at lunchtime in the office, typically a game of Jack Changes always creates a bit of fun. If you’re familiar with the game, you’ll know that the dreaded ace of hearts means the next person has to pick up five cards. You always know who has it, because they are smug and are waiting for their chance to ruin someone else’s chances of winning. We thought it’d be funny to add a few extra aces of hearts into the deck we normally use to create even more fun.
Create a fake parking ticket
We often park right outside our offices, which has hourly rates and we are forever swapping spaces to ensure we don’t get stung with a parking ticket. We think it would be hilarious if you pranked a team member with a fake parking ticket and record their reaction.
Trick someone in your office with a sweet treat, with a twist. Give them a rotten piece of candy or cover onions in chocolate and fool them into thinking it’s chocolate apples. More suggestions in our office include:
- Take the white part out of the Oreo and fill it with toothpaste before putting them back together
- Fill doughnuts with mustard instead of jam
You might think we’re evil, but it will be hilarious! Watch this space; we might have a social post up next week on the reactions to our practical jokes. Let us know if you use any of our ideas.