April Fools Pranks: 25 Fun Practical Jokes

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25 April Fools Pranks

Jamie here! I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!

Plus, check out my all-time favorite April Fool’s Day prank – the Cat Facts prank!

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Around the House Pranks:
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  1. Rubberband the Spray Nozzle|  Rubberband the sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as soon as someone turns on the water.

  2. Glue Money to the Ground|  Hot glue or superglue a quarter, dime, etc… to the sidewalk or porch and watch everyone who comes in try to get it up!

  3. Water Cups| Fill two cups with water and ask if someone wants to see a magic trick.  Tell them to put out both hands flat on the table palms down and then quickly set both full water cups on top of their hands.  They’ll be stuck that way for awhile :)

  4. Car Accident|  Leave a note on someone’s car (someone who would FREAK OUT if their car were scratched) and apologize profusely for scratching/denting their car.  They’ll be looking for the scratch forever.

  5. Zoo Prank|  Get a family member or friend to “return a call” to someone named Harry Lyon, or Mr. Fox, etc…

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Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups

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Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups

My kids are going through the frozen treats like crazy now that the weather is warm – so I thought I’d make some Homemade Pudding Pops with them!  WhenFlavor-Ices and smoothies start to lose their appeal, try these easy, cheap, and delicious pudding pops using paper cups and a spoon.

You only need 5 things for this recipe – and it’s pretty inexpensive to make!  You can also use lowfat milk for a healthier version. [Read more...]

Make a St. Patrick’s Day Cake (+ Foods you can turn GREEN)

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St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Jamie here! Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?  Start a new family tradition with a St. Patrick’s Day Cake!   While this is definitely NOT a Pinterest-Perfect cake, it’s one that’s very kid-helper friendly.  :)   The kids can help you with this one from start to finish!

Add gummy worms for the tradition of him “driving the snakes out of Ireland” and you’re all set!

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Cat Facts Prank {The best April Fool’s prank I’ve EVER pulled}

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If you’re looking for an April Fool’s Day prank that will really “get” somebody good -  I highly recommend the Cat Facts Prank!! 

(NOTE: I’ve updated this post with directions to set up a Google Voice account – which you’ll need to text anonymously)

Jamie here, over the years I’ve pulled lots of little April Fool’s pranks on family and friends, but this by far the BEST April Fool’s prank I’ve ever done to anyone. ;)

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School Lunch Tip: Sandwiches Faces!!

Fun Sandwich Faces!

Jamie here, I’m a terrible morning person – I stumble out of bed wanting to hurt people and drink mass quantities of coffee – so I’d rather not be packing lunches at that point.  We mentioned before that you can make sandwiches for your kids’ lunches ahead of time, seal them up in ziploc bags, and stack them in the freezer.  The idea is – by the time the kids open their lunchboxes, everything is thawed & soft.  I tried this – making a week’s worth of sandwiches on Monday – and it worked great!

But as I stood there ready to load the stack of sandwiches into the freezer, I thought “OOO!  I’ll write a sweet note on each one!”  But then funny faces seemed more my kiddos’ style – who know me for being weird and silly, and not sugar-sweet.  I turned each sandwich into a charactert: Nerd, Pirate, Ninja, Cross-Eyed & Crazy, etc….  FUN!  I stacked them in the freezer and tossed a new one into their lunches each morning that week.

The kids loved them and their friends were duly impressed.  And each day after, as I kissed them goodbye in the morning – they puzzled aloud “I wonder what sandwich face I got today?!”  MOM SUCCESS!

Now your turn – How do you make your kids’ lunch “special”?

Oscar Party Ideas: Free Printables, Recipes & Decor

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Oscar Party Ideas | Decor, Printables & Recipes

If you’re searching for some last-minute Oscar Party ideas – here are several free printables, recipes and decor suggestions to take your little soiree from drab to fab!

 

Make an Entrance

First of all this Oscar Party Wreath is TOTALLY FABULOUS – and would make such a fun entrance for your guests.  You can DIY one with the help of a Deluxe Black Feather Boa.

Follow it up with a Red Carpet for them to walk in on – a great chance for a photo op!

Use some sparkly Free Oscar Party printable invitations for your guests to gain VIP Admission.   Deck out the walkway and door with VIP Entrance Signs.

Party Fun

Provide guests with the essential Printable Oscar Ballots  – and help while away the time with this Oscar Bingo Printable!

Party Food

Popcorn Bar (Duh – Movies = Popcorn)

Cupcakes using black licorice as film reels on top

Round Cakes decorated like Film Reels

Concession Table:

Oscar Statue (of course) for Photo Ops and fun

Dollar Store Trophy Placecard Holders – Cute!

Movie Themed Gift Basket as a Party Door Prize

Printable Oscar Party Cupcake Toppers

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