Nail April Fools’ – Best Long Distance Pranks

When April Fools’ Day comes around each year, the last thing you want is to be unprepared for the fun. Jokes and pranks can be a surprise from almost anywhere, even for those you don’t come into contact with face-to-face. In fact, sometimes the funniest jokes can be the long-distance April Fools’ pranks. If you’ve got a few important people who are miles or even continents away, put these best long-distance pranks on your list to use this April Fools’ Day.

Top April Fools' Phone Pranks

Local Service Issue

  Create a local service issue that will impact your friend, such as electricity or water service being cut in an area for part of a day. Make a call to notify your victim of the service outage, and offer some tips and suggestions for how to deal with the outage. Create a bit of a hassle for your recipient, but not so much that it goes overboard. Call back after a short time to reveal your prank.

Wrong Number

Make a series of calls to your friend, asking for the same person by name each time, such as Eric or Sarah. Disguise your voice so the calls sound different, and space them out over the whole day. At the end of the day, call your person back and identify yourself as Eric or Sarah, asking if you’ve had any calls.


One of the best ways to get your April fool on high alert is to issue a warning that there’s a major prank coming. This gets your victim to start anticipating a prank. Then — wait for it — do nothing. Yes, your prank is so deceivingly simple, yet effective. Your victim will spend the day anticipating the worst, which never happens.

Not-So-Special Package

Prepare ahead of time by putting together a special package to mail. Pack some rocks, balloons, a big box full of packing peanuts or even a box full of nothing at all. Mail your box so it arrives at your target’s door on April Fools’ Day.

Show Up At Their Doorstep

   Even though the miles may separate you, share the fun of April Fools’ Day in person. Pick a victim who lives at a destination you want to visit, and reserve your hotel room in advance. Showing up on their doorstep unannounced promises to be a jaw-dropping surprise. If this sounds like a go, visit to reserve today. provides all travelers with personalized experiential travel planning and redefines the booking and travel planning experience for today’s travelers.