Celebrating a holiday which is not typically a party theme can be refreshing for host and guests alike! For example, enjoy the fools in your life with an April Fools Party where nothing is what it seems.
Print invitations upside down, or surprise friends with a "Snake in a Can" invite. Make sure they know to dress a fool!
Get creative with decor. For Sale, Fresh Paint and/or Wet Cement signs in the yard. "Party Cancelled due to No Permit" posted on the entrance. Holiday decorations from every season may be hilarious. Scatter Whoopie Cushions sporadically among seating. "No Parking" Signs or Crime Tape on the restroom entry. Rearrange existing furnishing upside down & sideways. At this event, the decorations can become activities. How about the ol' Bucket-with-string-and-a-sign-saying "Pull For Candy"-Trick? Of course, the bucket is filled with water, packing peanuts, confetti, etc... Fake Parking Tickets? Rubberband the sink spray faucet for unsuspecting guests? What pranks will you plan?
Get crafty in the culinary corner as well. Serve dessert foods first. Sneak in some pranks, such as plated Rubber Chicken(s) or plastic insects frozen in the ice cubes. Stick with the theme of 'nothing is what it seems' by creating cake shaped meatloaf frosted with mashed potatoes, Chicken Pot Pies as dessert, and deceiving names like "Puppy Chow" for the sugary Chex Mix. Get wacky with your table settings, such as kitchen tools as utensils (ie. spatulas, sifters, ladles, etc...).
Other fun activities could include White Elephant Gift Exchange, and an April Fact or Fool Contest. Ask guests to compete in an Open Mic of silly songs, jokes, etc... Or turn to Fun Productions' and our sister companies for the entertainment! Fun Productions', for example, has all the A List comedians, impersonators, jesters, and/or actors to aid in elaborate pranks!
Guest take-aways which can be used during the party will be twice the fun: Kick Me post it notes, Silly String, Chattering Teeth, Groucho nose/moustache glasses... VIE Events can also provide personalized and popular guest take-aways with photo booths, Green Screen Photography and so much more!
Be prepared for guests who have such a good time that they try and get you back next year!