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By Ryan Boyle for Cupid'sPulse.com
Whether it's the prank of all pranks, or a cute and funny trick you play on your better half, taking part in some April Fools Day shenanigans is a great way to reacquaint your partner with your playful side. A couple harmless escapades can be exactly what you need to create those memorable laughs that help keep your relationship strong. If you're having trouble coming up with ideas, Cupid is here to help. Here are five tricks that are sure to get a rise out of your mate:
1. Bogus Lottery Ticket
It's no secret that we'd all like to be millionaires. So, it's time to trick your love with a fake ticket to Paradise. All you need to do is mix a bogus lottery ticket from a trick shop into a pile of real ones you've purchased from the local gas station. Leave them on the kitchen table, or a place in the house he'll be sure to frequently visit. When he gets home, tell him you were feeling lucky and decided to buy a few tickets for the two of you to enjoy together. Watch as his eyes light up with thoughts of all the ways he's going to spend his newfound fortune. Of course, when he returns from his triumphant jog and realizes the ticket was fake, you'll have to be there to playfully laugh at him and give him a long consoling hug.
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2. Have Him Think You're Planning a Massive Prank
Psych majors gather around in an effort to employ a little reverse psychology this April Fools. This non-trick will prove to be a bit more difficult to carry out, but will leave a lasting sense of trickery paranoia on your partner throughout the day.
Start a few days before the first of the month and tell your mate that you have something spectacular planned for April Fools and he's the target. Let them know that you've been talking about it with your friends and they're all in on the joke. As the days go on, he'll grow increasingly curious and when he asks you about it, be sweet and sinister in the way you let him know that he'll just have to wait and see. Of course, at the days end, he'll be sure to ask you about the prank, to which you reply "April Fools!"
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3. Scratch Decals
If your partner adores their car, a few well-placed scratch decals will be sure to not only make it look old and in poor condition, but it'll put a quick scare into him or her on the morning of April 1 st . Watch from the window as they notice the marks and erupt into a panic attack. Be sure to meet them at the curb with a smile on your face and your arms stretched out as you let know them just how easy these decals are to pull off.
4. Mildew Sandwich Bag
You were nice enough to make your partner that special turkey sandwich that he loves so much. Today however, embrace the April Fools trickery, and put that delicious lunch treat in a faux moldy sandwich bag. These bags appear to be your standard Ziploc lunch carrier, but upon further inspection, it becomes clear that there are green splotches painted on the outside that mimic the signs of old, molded bread. He or she will get a real shock when they tear open that brown paper bag at noon to see the sandwich they were looking forward to has turned into its own living organism.
5. Electric Shock Mouse
We'll set aside all offensiveness to our hairy pals at Geico, but it's obvious that you and your lover aren't cave people. If you have electricity, chances are you're a part of the new age of technology. From texting on your iPhone, to Skyping, video chats, tweeting and status updates, our lives have become more and more blended with the results of advanced technology.
This April Fools Day, set up a new mouse for you and your love to use on your desktop computer … only this isn't an ordinary mouse. When he or she goes to sit and test it out on their favorite computer game, every time they presses the left and right select buttons they'll get a gentle shock into the palm.
Be sure to watch on as they start frantically clicking around on the computer, but be sure to come to the rescue with a smirk on your face.
This year, hone those pranking skills, and turn this April 1 st into one for the scrapbooks.
What prank did your partner pull on you last year? Tell us in a comment below.