11 April Fools' Day Pranks To Play On Your SO, Because You Can't Love Without Laughter

When it comes to April Fools' Day, you fall into one category or the other. Either you are the type of person who looks forward to this day all year, or you can't wait to see the calendar switch to April 2. If you're anything like me, you fall into the first group and become giddy with the thought of a harmless little prank — especially if you can get one over on your partner. Think of April Fools' Day pranks to play on your SO as a way to keep your relationship fun, and keep your partner on there toes.

Just when your sweetie thinks they know everything about you, you show them that you have a few tricks up your sleeve. April Fools' Day is the perfect opportunity to share in a little harmless fun and silliness. If you're a professional prankster, you may pride yourself on going all out with elaborate stunts that go down in history. But for the every day joker, all it takes to pull off a great prank is a little preparation and imagination.

To get your creative juices flowing, check out these 11 ideas for April Fools' Day pranks that your SO will never see coming — and if at all possible, get their reactions on video for further hilarity!


Date Swap

Ask your partner if they would like to go out for a nice date. Escort them outside and offer them a dried pitted date. Not exactly what they will have in mind, but it should give you both a good chuckle.


Spilled Ice Cream

Share a living space with a neat freak? Send them into a friendly panic with a spilled ice cream prank from the mind of 30 Minute Crafts.


Colorful Creamer

Put a few drops of food coloring in the coffee creamer the night before and give it a good shake. The morning of April Fools' Day, your SO will have a colorful coffee surprise.


Wonky Soap

Did you know if you paint clear nail polish on a bar of soap and let it dry, the soap will not suds up? Try this bath time fail prank, suggested by Parenting, and be prepared to hear some interesting words coming from the shower.


Prank Caller

Use the Who's Calling app to fake an incoming call from a celebrity (or even Santa) with pictures as well as voices to convince your SO that someone interesting is calling your phone.


Go Balls To The Wall

If your partner is a sports fan, sneak into their gym bag and replace all their sports balls with foil covered chocolate balls.


Broken Remote

To block the signal from remote to TV, put a piece of tape over the sensor on the remote.


Insect Drop

Sneak attack your SO by dropping a realistic looking fake insect on them when they least expect it.


Baby On Board

The ole fake positive pregnancy test is a bold prank, so make sure your partner has a really good sense of humor before you pull off this one. If you don't have a preggers friend who can do you a solid and pee on a regular test, you can purchase a fake positive pregnancy test from Spencers ($5).


Wig Out

I once came home after a hair appointment in wig to fool my husband into thinking my new 'do was a mullet. Pull a funny wig over your head before walking in from work or meeting your SO at a restaurant for dinner.


Cup 'O Chia

Dump the coffee grounds from the coffee bag and replace them with chia seeds. When water is added, chia seeds expand and make a gel-like texture — not quite what you want to down on the morning commute.