Although April Fool’s Day brings out the skeptic in us all, using it as an email marketing opportunity is no joke. We can’t pull these pranks for you, but we can make April 1st a bit brighter for you with an April Fool’s Day email template. After all, laughter is the key to your heart. No fooling!

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April Fool’s Day Pranks for the Office from April Foolzone

Musical Chairs

Take the fancy chair out of the boss’s office and switch it with the ugliest chair you can find. The previous occupant of the ugly chair will be happily surprised to see their great “new” chair, and the boss will probably be too embarrassed to come and take it back. Of course, you’d better make sure your boss has a good sense of humor!

Invisible Ink

Go to your coworker’s office and locate all of their pencils and pens. Next, paint the tips with clear nail polish. When your victim tries to write, not a single one will work! After the prank is revealed, the nail polish can be removed by dipping the pens and pencils in polish remover.


Take an often-used item from the victim’s office (like their favorite coffee cup, stapler, pencil cup, etc.). Take a picture of it and leave it in the exact place of the original item along with a “ransom” note.

Under Pressure

Under your victim’s office chair, tie a piece of cord to the lever that adjusts the chair height. The chair will bottom out when your victim sits down, but rise all the way up as soon as they stand up. All those ups and downs will drive the victim crazy.

Where Do I Go?

This trick works great if you work in an office building that has two entrances. Print up two signs that say “Please Use Other Door.” Put one on each door with arrows pointing toward the opposite door.

While You Were Out

Leave a phone message for the victim that says that a “Mr. Lyon” called (“Mr. Behr” also works) and wants to be called back. Then list the phone number of the local zoo.

Benchmark’s April Fool’s Day template will surely boost open rates as your customers share in the laughs. Pass on these pranks in your April Fool’s Day email campaign and be sure to have your email list chuckling. Don’t miss out on any of our existing holiday email templates and be sure to stay tuned for exciting new ones.