Anyone with tricks up their sleeve will love the hijinx that happens on April first. April Fools’ Day is the one day of the year where shenanigans are on the agenda. This is the perfect opportunity to play a joke on someone and be absolved of your tomfoolery. Get in on the action this April Fools’ Day by stocking up on gags at one of the shops that can be found around the Metro Detroit area.
Wunderground Magic Shop
16 South Main St.
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 280-5925

Wunderground Magic Shop is where it’s at on April Fools Day. This store in Clawson has it all and more for anyone looking to play a trick on someone this year. Walk in and experience a host of gags and a wall-to-wall extravaganza of magic tricks. Here you can witness some truly amazing tricks performed by the staff at the magic shop. They’ll entertain you and show you how to re-create the tricks yourself at home. People will think your a straight-up magician after you perform your sly roster of tricks. Go for the old fashioned itching powder or the snake-in-the-can joke. The best part may just be the secret entrance hidden within the shop. It will really blow your mind, and maybe even transport you to another dimension.

The Rocket
122 West Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 483-2291

Interested in becoming a master of trickery and deceit? Maybe skip the deceit, but anyone wanting to step up their gag game this year should grab some tricks at The Rocket. This shop is stocked to the brim with gags sure to bring a smile to your target’s face. Don a realistic mask and scare the pants off your roommate. Offer your co-worker some gum, and watch their face contort into a grimace as they realize it tastes like a dill pickle. Three’s all that and much more at The Rocket, make a run to Ypsilanti and see what this quirky shop has in store for April Fools’.

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Motor City Party Supplies
40 Selden St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-6969

Motor City Party Supplies, the old Zakoor Novelty Co., is a party supply company in Detroit that carries a selection of traditional gag gifts on its shelves. Those looking to score a hand buzzer to trick someone on April Fools’ Day will find that and more here. This spot also has whoopee cushions and the squirting flower gag. Sounds like fun, right, so head over to this Midtown shop to stock up on supplies and make April Fools a day nobody will ever forget!

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Funky 7
411 South Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 398-6700

Funky 7 is a novelty store in Royal Oak that sells plenty of Detroit gear and apparel, but it also has some great gag gifts. Play a trick on that jittery guy or gal in the office with something you discover at this unique gift shop. You’re bound to find an unexpected treasure that will lead to some unstoppable laughter.

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