April Fools is coming up this Sunday. My April Fools’ baby turns 12, and more importantly, it means the kids are home from school, so the pranks can continue all day long. Here are a few ideas to keep your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks full of good-natured family fun for April Fools Day that are kid-friendly and delicious.
Pasta Dinner 1 of 10This lasagna is made from the same ingredients that banana pudding is and maybe a few Oreos and a bit of strawberry jam for the sauce. Curled white chocolate tops it all off, playing the role of the cheese.
Lasagna Cake via Food Network
Cupcakes for Dinner 2 of 10Cupcakes for dinner are perfect when paired with one of those savory-looking but actually sweet cupcakes for dessert. Your kids won't even know where to begin with this April Fools Prank.
Meatloaf Cupcakes via Bake @ 350
Fast Food Fakeout 3 of 10Trade salty, greasy fries for a sweet treat with these faux fries. Sugar takes the place of salt visually, and the when they hit their tongue, you'll know you got 'em.
Faux French Fries via Family Fun
Fun Stuffed in a Pie 4 of 10Mmm, warm and delicious chicken pot pie hits the spot on a cool spring eve…except when it's for dessert. Well, it will still hit the spot, but this chicken pot pie isn't necessarily for dinner.
Chicken Not-Pie via Family Fun
Jiggle Juice 5 of 10I love this idea. My kids, who view juice as a treat, would be so puzzled if they went to slurp it up and nothing came up even though the cup was full. I can just see them staring into the "liquid" and being completely lost as to why it isn't working.
Jell-O Juice via Meet the Dubiens
A Sundae on Sunday 6 of 10A main course side that looks like dessert. Kids will squeal when they think you're bringing ice cream to the dinner table, but really, these fluffy whipped potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to a meatloaf cake.
Mashed Potato Sundaes via Bake at 350
Eggs for Breakfast 7 of 10Are we having eggs for breakfast? Of course! With bright orange yolks just waiting to have toast dipped in them. Yogurt and a half a peach look mighty sunny on that plate, but they make a good breakfast all the same.
Fruit Fried Egg via Meet the Dubiens
Fried Rice 8 of 10Last year I packed these fried rice delights in my kids' lunch boxes. Inside little paper cartons. They were so excited, and they loved that their friends got to see the craziness of mom displayed. Tiny candies and crisp rice cereal are all it takes to get an ordinary cupcake picture perfect for April Fools fun.
Fried Rice Cupcakes
A Savory Breakfast Treat 9 of 10Your kids might thing you're serving up breakfast, but these gummy hot dogs and toasty meringue "hash browns" are sweet are far from the savory breakfast they resemble.
Breakfast Cake via Life as MOM
Raw (Sugar) Sushi 10 of 10Sushi for dinner, kids! Bring on the raw…fruit roll ups? These cute candy sushi made with fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups, and rice krispie treats are creative and fun to make, too!
Last year I packed Fried Rice Cupcakes in my kids’ lunch boxes. Inside little paper cartons. They were so excited, and they loved that their friends got to see the craziness of mom displayed. Tiny candies and crisp rice cereal are all it takes to get an ordinary cupcake picture perfect for April Fools fun.
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