16 Hilarious Birthday Pranks To Try At Your Friends Next Party
Every year we grow a little older. A little wiser and a lot grumpier. When you’re a kid, there are a lot of reasons to be excited about the big birthday. Everyone loves a birthday party, cake, and birthday gifts. Of course, most adults know that everything starts going downhill around age 12. Honestly, there are only a few ways to survive a birthday these days – lots of tequila, cake, and pranks.
Pulling pranks on the birthday boy or girl is one of the highlights for friends and family. A good funny birthday joke is one of the hallmarks of a successful birthday. There is a critical rule regarding birthday pranks; don’t be too mean unless it’s the birthday kid pulling the prank. They can be as mean as they want. Here’s a look at 16 birthday pranks to pull on friends at their next party.
1. Glitter Bomb Birthday Card
One of the most important rules for birthday pranks is: when in doubt, use glitter. Everyone loves a sweet birthday card. It shows your friends that you love them and care. Well, until they get glitter everywhere. The glitter bomb birthday card is a simple prank that only requires a card, glitter, and a broom.
2. Box of Rocks Birthday Present
The box of rocks is the type of birthday prank that truly rocks. It’s another simple joke that requires a good strong box and a couple of hundred rocks. Fill the box to the top, use the best wrapping paper, and put a bow on top. Then sit back and prepare to laugh. Bonus points if you use the glitter bomb birthday card.
3. Surprise Birthday Balloon
No birthday party is complete without balloons. Presumably, it’s been a staple of birthday parties dating back to cavemen and dinosaurs. A classic and easy birthday prank is to fill a balloon with dry color. Next, prepare the camera, pose for a picture, and pop the balloon. It’s a classic joke guaranteed to get a big laugh and a lot of likes on social media.
4. Toy Spider Birthday Gift
Birthday presents never go out of style, regardless of age. You could be turning three or 100; we all want gifts. Well, the fake spider gift will get them jumping, but not for joy.
All you have to do is buy a fake spider, put it in a box, and wrap it up. Similar to the box of rocks, this is a simple prank that won’t break the bank. Make sure to snap a picture the moment they unwrap that present. It also works by adding a fake spider to a real gift. It’ll make everyone laugh, except maybe the birthday kid.
5. Punch in a Box
Say happy birthday with a punch to the face. It might sound mean, and you’d be right. But that doesn’t make it any less funny. The punch-in-a-box prank is a bit more complicated than the others. Basically, it’s a jack-in-the-box type of gizmo.
Instead of a clown, a boxing glove pops out. It’s a funny prank that might cause an injury, so only use it on husbands and brothers.
6. Room of Balloons
The room of balloons is an epic prank that’s good for all ages. Most birthday parties feature a large number of birthday balloons. There will be no shortage of balloons for this prank.
Simply blow up a bunch of balloons and fill up one of the rooms. Another option is to fill up the birthday boy or girl’s room as they sleep. They’ll start their birthday in a sea of balloons.
7. Wrap Their Bed
The highlight of every birthday is unwrapping presents. There’s nothing more exciting, especially for a kid. Well, give them one more thing to unwrap and see if they enjoy it.
It’s a bit more complex than the others and works best with a team. Wrap up the birthday girl or boy’s bed with their favorite wrapping paper. After a long day of celebration, they’ll love the fact they have to unwrap their bed just to go to sleep.
8. Birthday Cake Bomb
The best pranks always require a bit of leg work. For instance, the birthday cake bomb is the perfect prank but takes a bit of preparation. To be clear, you’re not making an actual bomb. Instead, you’re going to make a cake with balloons.
Disguise a couple of balloons as the birthday kid’s favorite cake. Don’t forget to set up the camera, sing happy birthday, and laugh your butt off when it explodes as they try and cut it.
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9. Fake Money
There’s only one thing better than a sweet birthday gift you always wanted: money. Everyone loves free money, especially on their birthday. The fake money prank is ideal for a birthday boy or girl that’s broke. It’s a cheap prank that doesn’t require any work.
All it takes is buying toy money or making fake money at home. Next, buy a birthday card, write a thought-provoking message, and fill it up with counterfeit money. Add glitter to take it to the next level.
10. The Endless Unwrapping
The endless unwrapping prank is the joke that gets funnier and funnier. However, it does require a ton of work from the prankster. Buy a lame gift like a pencil and wrap it in a tiny box. Next, put that little box in a big box with lots of confetti. Then, put that box into a bigger box, and so on.
It’s up to the prankster how many boxes they use, but the more the funnier. Also, use a lot of electric tape, making it impossible to open each one easily. Eventually, they’ll get to the end and be majorly disappointed.
11. Pretend You Forgot
All it takes is a simple “happy birthday” to make a person’s special day. On the other hand, crushing their soul is a good birthday greeting too. Pretending to forget a family member or friend’s birthday is a priceless gift.
It might seem like a mean practical joke, but it’s all in good fun. It’s an inexpensive gift that needs no leg work at all. Of course, the longer the joke, the funnier and meaner it gets.
12. Money in a Puzzle
As noted, kids love money as a present. Money is often the top two or three things a person wants on their birthday. Therefore, the more they have to work for the money, the funnier the prank. The money in a puzzle prank is somewhat similar to the endless unwrapping.
Simply put the money into a puzzle that the birthday kid must solve first to get the money. The funny prank works with adults too.
13. You’re the Present
For some people, the whole point of a birthday party is to get lots of presents. Well, that opens the door for this classic prank. It’s similar to the idea the Greeks used with the Trojan horse.
Buy a huge box that’s big enough to fit a person. Next, hide in the box. It’s a great practical joke, but it’ll require some help. Imagine the excitement as the birthday kid hurriedly unwraps the present only to find you hiding in there. It’s a famous joke that’ll never get old.
14. Party in the Potty
The party in the potty prank is ideal for kids. It also works with husbands or wives with an awful hangover. The first place most people go to in the morning is the bathroom, so why not start the party there?
Simply decorate the toilet with balloons, streamers, and a picture of the person’s face on the seat. Don’t forget to get a huge “Happy Birthday” banner to top it off. It’s the best way to start the day or cure a hangover.
15. A Picture of Gifts
It’s evident by now that gifts are the center of all birthdays. Therefore, pranks involving presents are perfect for a good laugh. The picture of gifts prank is simple and rewarding.
Buy the birthday kid all the presents they ask for, even the expensive gifts. Next, take a picture of the gifts and wrap the photo in a big box. Sit back with your camera in hand and watch the look of disappointment cross their face. It would be nice if they got the presents after all. On the other hand, it would be funny if you returned them after taking the picture.
16. Surprise Party
The surprise party is a staple of all birthday celebrations. It combines the best things of a prank and birthday into one giant surprise. All it takes is secretly organizing a party behind a loved one’s back.
Invite all their closest friends and co-workers. Next, decorate the location with lots of balloons, streamers, and cake. Finally, hide in the dark as they enter and scare the pants off of them. It’s perfect because, after the prank, they have a fun party.
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