20 April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Boyfriend

Are you looking for a really fun April fools' prank? Do you need some creative and fun ideas? Here are some great April Fools' pranks to play on your boyfriend. He won’t know what hit him!

If you’re anything like me, you’re terrible at pulling pranks on people. First, it’s really hard for me to come up with ideas (you can’t imagine how long it took me to outline this article for you). Second, I’m always afraid someone will get angry or, worst of all, injured.

I’ve searched high and low (and came up with a few of my own ideas here) for the perfect April Fools’ pranks to play on your boyfriend. These are guaranteed to give you a laugh!

1. Change the language on all of his electronics


Nothing’s worse than having your phone in a language you can’t understand. For me, Japanese is one of the most difficult and confusing telephone language options. If you want to prank your guy (and confuse him at the same time) change all of his electronics to a language he can’t read or speak.

His cell phone, his laptop, his pc, and anything else electronic that your man just can’t live without should now be indecipherable.

2. Make his ringtone something funny or embarrassing


Of course, you can also make his ringtone something outrageously funny, or something outrageously embarrassing. Gag sounds are some of the best (fart noises, the sounds of a sneeze or cough, etc.), but there’s a lot to be said for ridiculous kids songs (the theme to My Little Pony is bound to have his friends roaring with laughter).

3. Put salt on his toothbrush after he falls asleep


After he falls asleep, put salt on his toothbrush bristles. In the morning, when he goes to brush his teeth, he’ll have a salty after taste on top of that lovely minty taste.

4. Set all the clocks twenty minutes forward


Make your man think he’s late by setting all the clocks in the house 20 minutes ahead. He’ll rush out of bed and down to the car before he realizes he’s been duped. This one’s actually a lot of fun! Don’t set the clocks backwards, because he might actually be late (and you don’t want that guilt).

5. Put petroleum jelly on his car handle

It’s gross, it’s squishy, and it’s very, very difficult to clean off! Put petroleum jelly on his car handle so he gets a slippery grip when he heads off to the office on April Fools’ Day. I know, it’s not a very nice prank, but that’s kind of the point of this one…it’s not meant to be a nice one. A little naughty can be fun, too!

6. Tie his shoe laces together


A classic move, but it’s still annoying. Tie all of his shoe laces together so that his shoes are on one massive pile by the door with knots and knots galore! What? Did you think I would just tell you to tie one pair together? Where’s the fun in that?

7. Stuff tissue in the toes of his shoes

If you want to make your man feel like he’s outgrown his shoes overnight, stuff the tips of his toes with a little bit of toilet paper (just like you would your heels if they were a little too big! Don’t use too much, you don’t want it to be obvious, you just want him to feel slightly uncomfortable all day.

8. Put a fake spider on his car radio dial


My brother is terrified of spiders! If you have a squeamish man, then this is the prank you need to pull! Get one of those black plastic Halloween spider rings and slide it over the dial in his car. When he goes to turn on the radio he will definitely freak out!

9. Change his deodorant for butter

Here’s what you do. You cut out the “deodorant” part of his stick deodorant and replace it with a lump of butter instead. Make sure you round off the top of the butter and shape it to look real. It will be really gross for him and really, really funny for you!

10. Put pepper in his coffee


You know how coffee sometimes gets grounds stuck in the pot and you’re stuck almost chewing your morning brew? Well, instead of putting coffee grounds in the pot, put a little bit of ground pepper in it. Your guy will think they’re harmless coffee grounds and he’ll drink up! Imagine his surprise…

11. Stick tape over his mouse sensor

This one’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s necessary to have an old fashioned computer mouse (as opposed to a laptop mouse). All you have to do, though, is stick a piece of tape over the mouse sensor and watch as he frustratingly tries to get his mouse to move across the computer screen.

12. Hide all of his socks


This might not sound like anything extraordinary, but I can tell you that this little prank can be very frustrating for the receiver. Imagine if you woke up one morning, took your daily shower, got dressed, and then reached into your sock drawer just to find it…empty! Women can deal with it, we’ll just put on a pair of flats and move on. Men, however, need their socks! Hide them well and watch him go crazy!

13. Put bubble wrap across the floor

Rarely is there an occasion when bubble wrap isn’t funny! If your guy works the late shift and comes home long after you’ve gone to bed, this is the perfect April Fools’ prank for you! While your man is at work, and before you turn in for the night, lie a piece of bubble wrap across the floor in front of the front door, directly in his walking path.

When he comes in trying to be quiet, he’ll make an insane amount of popping noise! My mom pulled this one on my younger brother once, and it was absolutely hysterical!

14. Clear tape the toilet paper


Get your guy good by sticking clear tape to the first ten sheets of toilet paper and then rolling it back up in the roll. Your man will either use it by mistake (eww), or he’ll be annoyed that he can’t use it.

15. Put large googly eyes on his windshield

How many people actually pay close attention to their car in the morning? I’d say not many. Most of us are too busy getting our key out or checking our phone. Since you’ve got a pretty good chance your man won’t see this until he’s settled into his seat, it’ll be a fun trick to pull.

Buy a pair of really large plastic googly eyes, or, buy a whole bunch of small ones and stick them to his windshield directly in his line of view! When he looks up, he’ll be shocked for a moment.

16. Plastic wrap the toilet seat


Why bother with the safer tricks? Here’s one April Fools’ prank that is old and cruel and works very, very well! Stick a layer of clear plastic wrap across the toilet, under the toilet seat. When your man goes to take his morning relief, he’ll soon realize he’s missing the toilet hole!

Warning: This prank is disgusting and messy…a mess you will probably have to clean up.

17. Reset all of his radio stations

Soft jazz, romantic melodies, opera, and classical music are not usually on a man’s list of saved radio stations, so prank your guy and reset all of his pre-programmed stations. It’ll take him a while to remember all his favorite channels and program them back!

18. Put a balloon on his tailpipe


Wrapping a balloon around the tailpipe of his car will make your man’s car give off a very loud boom in the morning! Condoms work well for this trick, too.

19. Unplug the T.V. so he freaks out

This trick is one of my favorites! For a great April Fools’ prank, all you have to do is unplug the television, but leave everything else plugged in. At first he’ll think it’s the remote and he’ll go and change the batteries. After a while, however, he’ll become extremely frustrated that his T.V. won’t turn on when everything else does (i.e. the DVD player, the X-Box, the Stereo, etc.)

20. Tell him your mom’s moving in


Why not go all out and tell your man that your mom is moving in? After all, if you want to see a grown man cry, this is the best way to do that!

So tell us, what April Fools’ Day prank are you going to pull on your man this year?

About the author


Just another hard working mom who loves her kid, loves to write, can’t cook, and has a thing for tentacles! When I’m not hanging out with my Spawn, I’m happily sharing my dating experiences and offering advice and trying to control the chaos that comes with being human.

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