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We officially need to bow down to the fine folks over at ADP. We though we had come up with some great pranks, but they just keep stepping things up. Jim and Lyele from ADP are no strangers to our site, they are the masterminds behind the wine bar prank.

Well Jim and Lyle are back with the "Office Tiki Hut" and they've stepped up their game with this one and we think it's even better than their last submission:

Jim tells us the details:

"So another of our associates took a week long vacation to Cabo. We took a large cardboard box from a flat screen TV to make the thatch roof.  Plastic canisters of screen wipes were stacked and wrapped with a bamboo pattern for the posts.  Gotta love the beach scene with beach chair and you’ll notice the cruise liner on the horizon in between the palm trees."

 

 

With a prank like this, our big question is, what's next?

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A while back we covered a co-workers office in aluminum foil. One of our readers had the same idea and sent us some great pictures of this prank they pulled on their co-worker Kyle. Big thanks to Stephen for emailing this in to share with everyone. We love a good pranks, especially one close to the holidays. 

We asked Stephen the back story here:

"Our IT Coworker took a vacation for a week right before the Christmas holiday where everyone gets vacation leave. So we wrapped everything he owned in 550ft of aluminum foil. He didn't seem terribly shocked when he returned, but it was pretty funny."  

We've posted a couple pictures below but you can check out the full flicker album here:  Foiling Kyle

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Jim and Lyle, two ADP employees, submitted this prank to us. We have to say we love it and it has definitely inspired us to take it to the next level for our next prank. They call this a meditation/wine bar theme, we just call it hilarious. 

Jim sent us the following info: "One of our associates went on vacation to Poland for 2 weeks.  Not a good idea in our department.  Too many devious minds.  Instead of doing the typical aluminum foil prank we decided on a cube redesign.  The theme is a meditation/reading room equipped with a small martini/wine bar.  Lava lamp, disco ball and bar are all included.  Rafters are made of Fed Ex Boxes. "

We love the idea of using the fed ex boxes as rafters, and we'll likely borrow that idea in the future. 

backyard cubicle - before pictureIt may be the end of the summer.  But we aren't ready to let it go just yet.

 

Our coworker was on vacation for a week and a half and that was all the excuse we needed to turn his cubicle into a summer paradise.  His cube led a spartan existance up until this point, barren as the tundra, especially since he took down the remants of his birthday prank.  How could we not redecorate it for him?

 

 When WE think of summer we think of the backyard barbecue...  with green grass, potted plants, coolers full of beer, a grill heated up, Backyard Paradiseflags and wind chimes flying in the breeze, and cheesy plastic drinkware from which to sip your light summer beverage.

 

Now our office-mate will think that too.

The hardest part was probably cutting the astroturf, though a hearty pair of kitchen shears will do the trick.  And, as it turns out, The Home Depot sells turf for only a few bucks a square yard, making this prank fairly affordable.  After we put in the turf we put up the fence (white poster paper) over the lined cube walls (cloud fabric wrapped around the cubicle wall inserts.) 

 

 

desk and cups

Then we just placed the accessory items and VOILA! mmmm those burgers smell yummy...

 

 

Prank Stats:

Cost: $45
Time: 60 mins for 2 people

Difficulty: 3 out of 5 (medium)
Materials:
faux turf (5 sq yards,) cloud fabric (2 sq yards,) 2 large sheets white poster board, potted plants, grill, yard chair, cooler, cups, flags, wind chimes

grill on astroturf

backyard fence in cubicle

 

(other ideas and options: screen door, full gas grill, bird feeder, garden gnome, stereo playing "Born in the USA", yard games, kiddy pool and/or water sprinkler, tire swing, tree house, cranky neighbors)

 

 Justin was a good sport about it when he returned from vacation...  and really seemed to enjoy the grill.

 

 

Justin grills in his cube

turf desk and accounting

 

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A role of caution tape is a magical thing. A quick run to Home Depot during a lunch break gave us 1000 feet of caution tape for a mere $7. We used what we thought was a lot of the role yet still had tons left, which we're sure we'll put to good use in the future. You'll note our interns are pretty good sports and they worked through the situation