20 Hilarious And Classic Pranks To Mix Things Up

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What are friends for? Well, that’s definitely an open-ended question with many possible answers. Friends are many things. We can sit, hear and philosophize until tears form in our eyes—but let’s skip all that and get to the fun stuff. Friends are sometimes for pranking. The following list comprises a plethora of pranks, some of which take minimal effort to execute, and others that require planning, patience, and determination. You’ll certainly recognize the classics alongside some others that are quite fresh.

Windows Start-Up Sounds

You’ll have to sneak on to your buddy’s computer for this one. Did you know computers have all sorts of various start-up sounds? They do. When your buddy is not around, log on to his computer and pick a sound that is particularly sharp or harsh (the gun-shot sound is preferable!) and then crank up the volume on his speakers. Find a stealthy hiding spot, and then wait and watch.

Mentos In Coke

You might want to save this prank for a friend who doesn’t take his caffeine addiction too seriously. CAUTION: consider this a volatile experiment that requires finesse! Place Mentos in a bottle of soda and quickly put the cap back on because once you insert the Mentos, a volcanic eruption is soon to follow. Place the booby-trapped soda back in the fridge. When your friend takes a gulper, just be sure to be clear of the blast zone.

Shaving Foam In The Hands

Get some shaving foam and something like a feather. Put some of the foam on a hand of a sleeping friend. With the feather, tickle your friend’s skin, and watch him slap himself with the shaving foam! Just be careful, this prank usually gets a prank war rolling.

Dead Thing In Cereal

Maybe lately you’ve been tired in the morning, and your friend or sibling is making things worse because they chomp on their cereal loudly and obnoxiously. Time to turn the tables! Get a fake spider or a fake dead animal and slip it into your victim’s favorite box of cereal. Just watch out: your victim may make a mess, or even puke.

The Collapsing Bed

It is preferred to do this one on a slot bed. Unhook all the connections so that when your friend sits or lies down, the bed collapses inward. When they fall down and get tangled in an unruly mass of sheets, blankets, and pillows, you can decide whether to help your victim out or not. And you can decide whether to help put the bed back together.


While your friend is sleeping find some flour (a lot or a little depending on your level of cruelty) and pour it on your friend. Some people prefer to actually hurl a fistful as if they were pitching a fastball in the MLB, others prefer to go stealth to get maximum yield of flour. Just plan ahead: if you use too much flour, you won’t have enough to make pancakes in the morning.

Bro, You Need a Diaper?

One of the most legendary pranks of all time! Get a pot of slightly warm water and place one of your sleeping friend’s hands in it. Restrain your laughter as years of potty training come undone. Bonus points: pull off the prank without waking your friend and then catch him in the morning with soiled panties. If properly executed, your crime will go undetected.

Ahhhh! Kill That Spider!

Find a fake spider, either a tiny plastic one or a big rubber one, and attach fishing string to it. Preferably, one should attach a hook to the ceiling right over a couch or over the chair in front of a computer. Run the fishing line through the hook, hide, and pull the fake spider all the way up to the ceiling. Wait for your friend to show up and lower the spider down at the opportune moment.

Hey, A Dollar!

Another classic. Tape some very thin fishing line to a dollar bill. Use a fishing pole to reel in the bill when your victim tries to pick it up. Point of advice: do this one on a windy day so it will seem as if the money is blowing in the wind.

The Classic Sunscreen Prank

Take some sunscreen, preferably with a high SPF, and use it to write whatever you want on a sleeping friend who is sunbathing. If your friend gets enough sun exposure to get sunburned, you’ll leave behind a tattoo of sorts. Style points: write your name on your girlfriend or boyfriend, just to let others know she or he is your property.

Butter Slidin’

Butter not only is a source of key vitamins and healthy fats, it’s also an adequate tool for pranks. This prank works best on a hardwood floor or tile, and it is simple to execute. Just slather some butter on your place’s entrance, and bait your friend into walking on it so they slip. Just remember where you put it so you don’t slip yourself.

What’s The Celebration?

When the weather looks like it will rain, put some confetti or torn up pieces of paper inside your victim’s umbrella. When they open it, they’ll be showered — but from something they didn’t expect.

Oh No! I’m Late!

This one is simple but has great potential to irritate. When your friend is asleep, set all the clocks forward about an hour. See how long it takes your friend to realize that something is off.

Invisible Force Field

Get some good-quality plastic wrap and stretch some across an open doorway. Tape the plastic wrap to the doorframe using some duck tape or something similar. When your friend comes walking in he’ll bounce off the plastic wrap in confusion.

Oh No! Look out!

This one requires a bit of acting. Get an empty bucket but carry it around as if it were really full of water. Try to make your face turn a little red to help sell the sham. Then pretend to slip and spill the bucket in your victim’s direction. Watch him dive or trip while attempting to get out of the blast zone!

What’s Wrong With the Toilet?

Wrap a single layer of plastic wrap across a toilet, and be careful not to leave too much hanging over the sides because it makes the plastic easier to spot. When your buddy goes to the bathroom…well, he’s going to make a mess. Just be careful your buddy doesn’t chase after you with urine on himself.

Toilet Fireworks

This is another prank to set up on a toilet. Instead of using plastic wrap, put some bubble wrap on the rim of the bowl and then gently lower the lid back down so the bubbles don’t pop. When your victim sits down on the toilet later, they’ll get to hear some fireworks!

Dope Ride, Bro

Take an assortment of colored post-it notes and go to town on your friend’s car. You can color it any way that you want, and can even spell out words using the post-its. This one takes time and careful planning but is definitely worth it.

It’s An Air Raid!

Get a foghorn and duck tape it to a wall next to a door. You want to situate the foghorn just right so that when the door is opened, the door handle will strike the trigger of the fog-horn. Just don’t plug your ears beforehand to tip off your victim.

Get some Oreo cookies and scoop out the cream on the inside. Replace the cream with toothpaste. Serve your friend some milk ‘n cookies, but remember not to eat any on accident. The cool thing about this prank is that your friend will be ready to immediately brush his teeth afterwards.