If you don't typically celebrate April Fools' Day, this is the year to start. After all, if you've never pranked your wife before, she will be completely unsuspecting... which guarantees that the end results will be even better. These ideas of April Fools' Day pranks to play on your wife vary in how much effort they require, but are all sure to get a laugh (or maybe a friendly smack, depending on how good of a sport your wife really is).

Now, this isn’t an endorsement of April Fools’ pranks on wives that could wind up hurting someone's feelings, damaging anyone's property, or causing any long-term discomfort. Let’s be real. April Fools' pranks should be all in good fun, and it should be obvious to both the pranker and prankee. To that end, here’s a carefully curated list that, while guaranteed to get on your spouse's nerves, are less likely to backfire than many popular others.

That being said, one quick disclaimer: Proceed with these April Fools’ Day pranks on your wife at your own discretion. We take no responsibility if you end up on the couch tonight. Oh, and be warned that your wife will be seeking revenge, so sleep with one eye open.

Want to give your wife an April Fools’ prank fright? Put Fourth of July poppers under the toilet set ever so gently. Then when she goes to sit, she’ll trigger them to pop, sending her shooting into the air. You may never live this one down and that’s why it’s such a great idea.

13 Hilarious April Fools' Pranks To Play On Your Wife, Because You Have No Fear

Is there anything worse than the rush of adrenaline you get when you receive a text that says, "We need to talk..."? Yes, actually there is: when you get a text like that, and the sender suddenly goes radio silent. Curiosity (and a mind filled with worst-case scenarios) really can kill the cat.

So, naturally, this is a great prank to play on your lovely spouse. Send your wife a text that you know will intrigue (read: worry) her to the point of becoming frantic. "I have something I need to tell you," and "I haven't been totally honest about something..." are great options. Send the text, and watch her go nuts. Send the response "April Fools!" once you've decided she can't take the anticipation any longer.

Any prank brought to you by Pee-wee Herman is bound to be good, right? Plus, this one is so easy yet so funny. Go to a local craft store and pick up a few bags of stick-on googly eyes. When your wife is gone or asleep, stick them on everything. The fridge is a great spot, as Pee-wee suggested, but why stop there? Put them on her toiletries, on framed family photos, and so on. She'll crack up when she sees everything she owns staring back at her.

If you have ceiling fans in your house, this prank may be perfect for you. I personally run very hot (especially right now at eight months pregnant) and the first thing I do when I enter a room right now is flip on the ceiling fan. If your wife does the same, look no further.

Pick up a few packets of confetti from a local party supply store. When your wife is gone, grab a ladder (or chair, if you're tall) and carefully sprinkle the confetti on the blades of the ceiling fan. Next time she turns the fan on, she will get an unexpected confetti shower (and you'll get a good laugh). Just be aware that you're definitely going to be in charge of the clean-up.

Easy and fun, these tricks will make April 1st a little more exciting. Although, bear in mind, you could be the next victim after you’ve pulled one of these April Fools’ pranks on your wife.