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Harmless Pranks That Can Be Pulled on Newlyweds

Updated on August 16, 2016
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Kenneth has been a member of HubPages for five years. He is retired from a 23-year career in the weekly newspaper business.

The happy couple after the vows are said, but when they return from their honeymoon, you will be ready for them
The happy couple after the vows are said, but when they return from their honeymoon, you will be ready for them | Source
Corn flakes spread underneath the newlyweds' bed covering will be the ideal surprise for them
Corn flakes spread underneath the newlyweds' bed covering will be the ideal surprise for them | Source

Harmless fun

Everyone, single or married, loves a little harmless fun. Just as long as it stays harmless. For every prank that is birthed from a single idea, there is a prankster just waiting to put it into play. This piece is a simple study in how to give your best friend (if he is your best friend) and his new bride a very exciting "welcome back" to their home after a love-filled honeymoon.

To execute these pranks, it will involve you, a few of the wedded couple's friends including bridesmaids, and a few of your prankster guru's. In short, this will be a "Wedding Prank Conspiracy," that none of the participants can ever, and I mean ever, "spill their guts," to anyone especially the now-upset newlyweds. But look at the upside: these pranks will give you all something to talk about at future barbecues, parties, and even as you all grow older. Okay. All of the prankster conspirators must make a "pinky swear."

And unless you need further explaining, I am proud to give you . . .

Harmless Pranks That You Can Pull on Newlyweds

Ants crawling in the newlyweds' shower is always a funny prank
Ants crawling in the newlyweds' shower is always a funny prank | Source
Realistic  skeleton in the shower
Realistic skeleton in the shower | Source
Some new brides do not like harmless pranks
Some new brides do not like harmless pranks | Source
Footprints in the newlywed couple's dwelling is a good way to create stress
Footprints in the newlywed couple's dwelling is a good way to create stress | Source
The old exploding soda can is one great  prank you can pull on your newlywed friends
The old exploding soda can is one great prank you can pull on your newlywed friends | Source
Worms purchased in a gag store seen in the shower may frighten the new bride, but later she will laugh after she tells you off
Worms purchased in a gag store seen in the shower may frighten the new bride, but later she will laugh after she tells you off | Source
Blood on the shower enclosure is a good way to give a good laugh to the newlyweds
Blood on the shower enclosure is a good way to give a good laugh to the newlyweds | Source
Rubber snakes in the shower or anywhere in the newlyweds' house is always good for a hearty laugh
Rubber snakes in the shower or anywhere in the newlyweds' house is always good for a hearty laugh | Source
If the newlyweds are non-smokers, how will they react to an ashtray left on the kitchen table?
If the newlyweds are non-smokers, how will they react to an ashtray left on the kitchen table? | Source
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"I confess. My good friend, James and his new bride were on their honeymoon and his little brother, Glenn and I did two pranks in their home: we put cornflakes underneath the mattress in their bedroom and put shampoo inside the shower head. Needless to say, James' bride was livid. But Not James. His cool demeanor saw it as a cool joke."

Blood in The Shower - - You can get this item, "realistic blood," at most gag and Halloween outlets, so securing this and all items on this list is not a hassle. The new bride will waltz into her bathroom to take that first bubble bath and spies the blood trickling down the shower enclosure. She shrieks to high heaven. Unless the husband is in on the prank, he will have to be her "knight in shining armor," and rescue her.

Ants Crawling - - in the kitchen sink. After the bride lets out a scream, the husband runs at full-speed to see what is wrong. When he starts to eradicate the ants, he soon realizes that they are fake. This is not recommended if the bride has a low tolerance to insects. So new hubby, be careful.

Snake - - swimming peacefully in the bathtub. More shrieks of terror from the new bride. That is unless she was born and raised in the country and snakes were more of a pet than a danger. Then the prank is futile. But this prank can be fun if executed carefully.

Skeleton - - laying in the bathtub staring up at the husband. Think about it. A snake in the tub is the furthermost thing from his mind. He is preoccupied with life as a husband, their plans and how happy she is that "Lanette," the daughter of the town's most-powerful banker, chose him to be her husband, so he will not be thinking of any of this prank. This is what makes them so funny and successful.

Action - - this prank is probably the easiest to do on my list. Whomever will act as the cameraman will have to be extra patient and have a thick skin. You, the prank engineer, will have a key to the newlywed's apartment or home so you can sneak your buddy (with a video camera) inside his hiding place in their bedroom. But in a place where neither of the couple will look before bedtime. The bridal couple is anxious (naturally) to "hit the hay" on their first night in their home so when the couple "starts up" (no explanation required), give them about five minutes then slowly step out with the camera to your face. The newlywed couple will yell, "What are you doing?" and if they use profanities, they will throw a few at you or whomever is brave enough to act is if the newlyweds are being filmed. Let them "off the hook" if you choose, but keeping them wondering is even more fun. It's you call.

Footprints - - just a few, strategically placed in the hallway, living room or kitchen will throw the groom and couple for a loop. Their minds and imaginations will run wild as to whom has been inside their home. As "icing on the cake," the husband will be the one to check things out so open their breaker box where all of the electricity is turned on and off. That's it. The couple will spend hours wondering why some "burglar" wanted inside their home only to open their breaker box.

Ashtray - - with a couple of cigarette butt's placed on the kitchen table along with an empty liquor bottle. Put these items in place and leave. That's it. How easy is that? When the happy couple return home from Jamaica ready to start their new lives, they will be stunned to see these items on the kitchen table. Questions will fill the air along with the paranoia that will almost eat them up.

Cornflakes - - is the perfect food for breakfast, but used as an item of Tom Foolery, they are lethal. All you do is lift up the mattress to the married couple's bed, spread a cup or three of cornflakes around, let the mattress back down and leave. Note: I have tried this prank on a couple who were close friends. The bride disavowed me, but the husband thought it was hilarious.

Unmade Bed - - seen by a new bride is trouble from the onset. Especially if she also sees a bra tucked underneath one of the pillows. An easy prank. One that will shock both the bride and groom.

Unopened Packages - - or just plain boxes of all sizes in a neat stack just inside the front door of the happy couple's home. This prank is strictly for amateur pranksters due to the stress factor being measured at almost zero. All this prank does is to surprise the newlywed's and cause them to ask questions about where, who and why? And if you and your friends keep a tight lip, the unsolved mystery will go on for years.

Soda Can Explosion - - This prank is so easy that a sixth-grader could do it. That is if you can bribe one to pull it off. Provided that you have the key to the newlywed couple's apartment or home, just walk in and check for unopened cans of soda not put in the refrigerator or already in the refrigerator. Choose one or two and shake it up. Place it back where it was and leave. You will have to hear the results when the bride or groom rant about how "sorry" soda can companies are these days as to produce faulty cans.

Good night, Tampa, Florida.

Any newlywed couple will be stressed when they return from their honeymoon and a harmless prank or two is just "what the doctor ordered."
Any newlywed couple will be stressed when they return from their honeymoon and a harmless prank or two is just "what the doctor ordered." | Source

© 2016 Kenneth Avery

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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Say Yes To Life,

      Yes, I recall that episode. It was hilarious. My mom often told me about such traditions of people marrying when she was a child and I found them very interesting.

      Thanks for your friendship and comments.

      Write again.

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      Yoleen Lucas 

      2 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      A long time ago, I saw an episode of The Waltons where a couple got married, and it was the custom for locals to do a "shivaree", which is kidnapping one of them on their wedding night. They kidnapped the groom, who was furious to the point where the bride wondered if she'd done the right thing by marrying him.

      The following night, the locals gathered round again. The couple got nervous, but this time they were treated to a serenade.

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