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April Fools’ Day – April 1, 2023


March 31, 2023


Loni Shaw


According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “April Fools’ Day, also called All Fools’ Day, in most countries the first day of April. It received its name from the custom of playing practical jokes on this day—for example, telling friends that their shoelaces are untied or sending them on so-called fools’ errands.”

This can be a fun day to come up with some clever pranks for family and friends to enjoy.  At Boo-Shaw Bakery, we recommend giving someone a pretty box and telling them they are full of “delicious cookies.”  When your friend opens the box, you can have something like rocks inside instead!  Of course, you can have a real box of “delicious Boo-Shaw Bakery cookies” waiting on the side to enjoy the laugh together.😂   🍪  😂  🍪  😂  🍪  😂  🍪

Feel free to try and come up with your own fun, enjoyable pranks / gags!  The internet can be a fantastic resource to help with this.  We found a clever article on Reader’s Digest giving us all ‘56 Funny April Fools’ Pranks to Pull in 2023.’

Try something silly such:

Bug alert –

Print out a sign that says “This property infested with bugs” then tape it on your front door to alarm unsuspecting visitors.

Silly sucker –

Unwrap a lollipop, replace the candy with a Brussels sprout, then re-wrap the treat to present to your unknowing kiddos. Celebrate after the prank with real lollies.

Soup-y shower –

Unscrew your showerhead and pop in a bouillon cube so your family member takes a shower that smells increasingly like chicken as the water streams down.


There are many ideas to try out but remember to enjoy the laugh together and don’t do anything mean, then it is no longer a silly prank!