Planning out any sort of practical joke for the office is always a good idea. After all, the innate urge to play pranks on each other and enjoy life is compelling. So it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of ideas out there for the aspiring jokester to choose from. And because we’re a company that cares, we thought we’d weigh in and give you some of our best options.

Before we begin, however, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that any pranks you pull has to be safe. Any situation where someone will be placed deliberately into harm is not acceptable. There will never come a point where your prank is worth anyone getting fired, or anyone winds up in the hospital. With that being said, let’s begin.


  • Sugar and Salt

As an office prank, this is one of the most entertaining that we can think of. You know how there is always an area where people can make tea and coffee? It’s usually in the kitchen or an area which is built to resemble one. Anyway, in those places, there is always a jar or a pot of sugar that people can put into their drinks. This is where the prank comes in.

So, what you do is you take an equal pot which mirrors the sugar, and you fill it with salt instead. So when your colleague comes in to make a hot drink and they put “sugar” into it, they’re in for a salty surprise. It’s hilarious to watch their faces they realise what’s happened. However, we must caution against doing this if you know that someone has a heart condition or problems with absorbing salt into their system. Always be safe.


  • Midget Hire

Office parties are an excellent way to have fun and enjoy yourself. It’s a chance for everyone to get to interact in a setting which is outside of the conventional office, and the atmosphere which comes hand-in-hand with that. It’s also a great chance to prank people, to be honest.

Now, here’s what you do. You begin the start of the evening by subtly whispering to a few people that there is a stripper coming. As is always the case, the rumour grows and spreads. So when there are 10 minutes to go until the stripper arrives, the excitement has reached a crescendo. People are so keen to see this hot, attractive woman come in and give them a good show. And then the midget walks in. It’s not a stripper, but he is in good form of entertainment, and you’ll be laughing for weeks afterwards.



  • Lock Em in the Cupboard!

A lot of offices still have those cupboards that you used to be able to store supplies in. They were big rooms, and for the sake of safety and practicality, they are often locked from the outside. That’s where the chance to prank someone come and prank them good comes in.


So, you tell one of your co-workers that you need to go and get a piece of stationary for your work. The only problem is, you’re really busy, so could they go and get it for you? When they do, it’s your time to strike. While they are in the cupboard, at the back trying to get you that stapler, you lock them in. They can’t get out, it’s hilarious, and everybody wins. Well, everyone except the person locked in.



  • Voice Recorder

With just a simple voice recorder, you can get up to many different pranks, which are all very entertaining. However, the one we are thinking of involves recording your boss asking a coworker to come to the office to see them. Once you’ve got that audio, you can use it to cause chaos.


All you have to do is head to the general direction of the boss’s office, attach the voice recorder to a megaphone or a mic and then play it. They will think they need to go and see the manager, so they’ll get up and dash over, I need to find out that no one called for them. It will be hilarious.



  • Glue Around the Handle

Have you ever heard of the expression “glued to your coffee cup in the morning”? Well, it’s about to become a whole lot more literal. For this task, you’re just going to need some glue.


Okay, here’s what you’re going to want to do. You make a cup of coffee for your coworker. Get into the habit of doing it a few weeks before, so it doesn’t seem suspicious when you just turn up with a cup of coffee one day. Now hold the mug anywhere but the handle, because you’ve covered that with the glue. So when you give them a cup of coffee, and they wrap their hands around the handle, the mug will stick to them. They won’t realise at first, but when they put it down, they’ll work out what you’ve done. It would be hilarious, but you have to make sure that you’re using a glue which isn’t going to hurt them when they remove it.


To summarise, pranking a coworker is always a good idea. It helps to build that office dynamic which people sometimes lack, and it’s just a lot of fun to watch them figure out that they’ve been pranked. However, as with everything that we do, we suggest that you be safe and sensible about how you prank people and the way you go about doing things. If someone gets hurt or fired, then you’re going to be in a lot of trouble, so just exercise some caution. However, you are more than welcome to take these pranks and adapt them for use in your office. Maybe you’ve come up with some pretty incredible ones or by yourself. Whatever you decide to do, remember that it’s just a joke. Don’t do it to be malicious or to get back at someone, but instead do it for some fun, and always apologise if it gets taken too far.