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Office Playground's April Fools' Day Adventure

clock April 1, 2014 09:14 by author Administrator

In our most recent manager's meeting at Office Playground, the CEO proposed, "How about we TP the DC?" The phrase TP the DC sounds cryptic and likely that was the intention. We call our Distribution Center the "DC" for short, and I think most people would probably figure out the TP part. At first, my mind didn't think "TP" equals toilet paper, but once it was said out loud, it made perfect sense (how often does your boss suggest throwing toilet paper all over the warehouse?). And since April Fools' Day was only a few days away, the idea was even more perfect.

Our plan was kept super secret. Only a select few knew about the practical joke. The plan was to take action at the end of the day on Monday, March 31, the day before April Fools' Day. After a brief discussion about the logistics, we were all set to start the shenanigans.

At 5:00, the toilet paper started flying. We did our best (with the slightly limited supply of TP) to make a real impact. We tossed rolls of toilet paper from one end of the warehouse to the other, wrapped computer monitors with more TP, and assembled a tower of packing boxes. I'm sure our dedicated distribution center staff members are already plotting revenge.

Another one of my favorite practical jokes was when we put the Remote Controlled Whoopee Cushion in the CEO's office, but we'll save that story for another day. How does your workplace celebrate April Fools' Day? Office Playground has all kinds of Gag Gifts, including Whoopee Cushions, rubber chickens, and fake poop that will help get you started.


Cassie - Marketing
World’s Best Selection of Office Toys!

Warehouse prank with toilet paper Toilet paper at computer work station Warehouse prank with box tower

Resolve to Have More Fun!

clock January 8, 2014 08:14 by author Administrator
Have fun at work: Shoot hoops!

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? A couple of the most popular resolutions are to get organized and to live life to the fullest. We can help with that! Let's start by resolving to have more fun!

It's easy to reduce stress with our Stress Toys. We suggest taking a deep breath and trying the stress relieving activities below.
Reduce stress with a head massage
Organize papers with colorful paper clips

We have all kinds of fun Office Supplies to get your organized at home or at work.

Take a break from working once in a while! Everyone knows what happens when there's all work and no play.
Add a Solar Flower to your office window
Follow @OfficePlayground on Twitter

What's your New Year's Resolution? Let's talk about stress toys and having fun at work.

What's the Deal with Syringe Pens?

clock October 23, 2013 11:40 by author Administrator

Some might wonder what the use of a syringe pen exactly is. All I can say is that I wonder at those who doubt the amusement that comes from having a syringe that is actually a pen. Imagine, a regular day at work. You smile, say your good mornings, grab some coffee, proceed to take out your blood filled syringe and set to work. You’ll probably catch a couple of confused stares from co-workers as you appear to pen your notes in blood.

The syringe pen is pretty much a necessity for those working in a medical profession. If you’re a doctor or a nurse, having a syringe pen will add some much needed novelty to your day. Whip out your syringe from a coat pocket and scrawl your notes in style. Tease some confused patients with a grin and a wink. offers a fantastic variety of syringe pens for the medical professional in all of us. Best of all, you’re not limited to writing with red blood in your syringe--you can opt for blue or yellow (which can be either medicine or alien blood, who knows?). There’s even a yellow highlighter syringe, so you can make those words pop before you inject them.


Kayla Batom
Guest Blogger
World’s Best Selection of Office Toys!

Red (Blood) Syringe Pen

Where I Found Solar Dancing Flowers

clock September 21, 2012 09:39 by author Administrator

The other day, while I was driving home from work, I noticed something in my rearview mirror: a solar dancing flower on the dashboard in the car behind me. Not too long before that, I had seen a solar dancing flower in another car sitting in a parking lot. Since then, I had seen that same car in the parking lot for a second time. I have probably noticed a dozen or so solar dancing flowers on car dashboards recently. Occasionally I'll see one in a car on the streets of San Francisco with a solar flower and I've seen others on TV inside taxicabs. Solar Flowers look nice sitting on a car's dashboard, but be sure to keep them out of extreme, direct heat. In most cases, your flower will dance and be happy inside your car, but remember that sometimes cars can get really hot. Plastic doesn't always hold up: I've even seen a plastic CD case melt in the car.

Other great places to display your solar dancing flower:

- Next to a window (of course!)
- On your desk (if you're near a window)
- In the kitchen (be sure it's not near the stove!)
- Hospital rooms (sick patients need some cheer the most)
- Classrooms (again, next to a sunny window is best)

No matter where you enjoy your solar flowers, make sure there is plenty of sunlight, but keep them out of extreme heat!


Marketing Coordinator
We make work fun!

Pink Solar Flower with Red Pot

About Office Playground

phone: 800-458-1948

The Office Toy Guy is passionate about office toys and spending a little time playing at work. He also enjoys imaginary pinky wrestling (it’s similar to thumb wrestling but you use your pinky and you conduct matches in your mind against imaginary opponents), cooking, underwater speed-reading, massages, and an occasional lighthearted office prank. (He’s really the CEO of Office Playground!)

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