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april fools dinner

first: i feel like i should get 1,000,000 bonus points for being on the ball and posting something BEFORE the actual holiday.

it’s an april fools miracle!!!!

april fools dinner

april fools


I remember my sister doing this for a date dance…and as a  kid (cause my sister was so much OLDER than me (ha! ) I thought it was sooooo funny! So i thought it would be so hilarious to do it with my kids..for an april fools dinner!

here’s the gist….
You give your kids the menu—with everything you are having for dinner –down to the utensils. they get to pick four items each round. –wait. i forgot to mention the funny part….the list of stuff is all coded.

here’s mine: go HERE to print (see if you can figure them out before scrolling down for the answers!)

Captureapril fools


can you figure them out???


here’s the answers..

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(spencer is from icarly..he makes spaghetti tacos…my kids love that show!)

so we are having spaghetti with french bread–olives and carrots on the side. ice cream for desert and punch with ice.

they fill out the side…you get 4 items each round. so the first round you could get ice cream, noodles, and ice cube and a napkin. no utensil.

next round you could get carrots, fork, bread and salt and pepper.

and last round..sauce, punch, spoon and olives..

see? super funny and i know my kids would LOVE IT!!!!

I also thought it would be fun to do a hamburger version…(go here to print)

Captureapril fools diner


any guesses?–



(i just showed my daughter the menu and she goes, “i would like to have another name for butt with some stinky fart and blood.” )

first: pick out what you are having for dinner—it’s alot easier to have a menu and THEN come up with names.

then think of funny nicknames..inside jokes…or other things it could be called– i want some easy..some not so much. i figure they will get a few..but i wanted the majority to be a crazy surprise!…

my kids are 9, 7 and 4. i think i might just print up one menu and let them work on it all together!

now..if you think of something genius…leave me a comment! we could make the best menu all together!!!

here’s a few my mom had on her list: (her’s was for older groups…you’ll have to adjust for the age you are making it for!)


butcher’s friend–knife

unwanted flesh–roll

slip and slide–jello

it’s in between–toothpick

Roseanne barr–ham (that just goes to show how old this was!)

scooper dooper–spoon

skin and eyes–baked potato

ear of movie theater treat–corn




i also made a plain order form in case you want to come up with your own menu (go here to print)

Capture order form

just cut and paste..

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Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.


  1. Way to go YOU! This looks like fun too! (Do I get points for a lame rhyme?)

  2. Heather D says:

    Super cute idea. Some day, when I have children, I will do this. <3

  3. Super cute! We do this, too, but instead of a menu we just have every single thing we will need out on the counter and a list of everything cut into strips in individual bowls. Each round everyone reaches into their bowl and grabs 2 or 3 strips. We went super messy and did spachetti, salad, juice, and ice cream. So, some rounds you might get juice, but no cup! We just poured a bit onto the table and we had to slurp it up! And you might get a scoop of ice cream, ranch dressing and a napkin. Have to just eat your ice cream with your fingers! They were allowed to save the ranch until they finally got their salad though – LOL! 🙂 SO much fun!!

  4. very cute! I think my kids might be a bit young for this now… would probably involve lots of screaming that they didn’t get what they wanted or couldn’t eat noodles with a spoon :o) I can just imagine…. but… I would love to do this when they are older… thanks for all the great food sables… oh and BUN was NOT what came to mind as another name for BUTT :o)

  5. Hahaha, is it weird that even though I know it’s real food the idea of stinky fart makes me feel sick??? My kids would LOVE this!

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