Jokes and Pranks
Unique Dates and Engagements (FA 01 109)
One guy arranged to be pulled over and the car searched for drugs. The policeman found a dirty box in the glove compartment, and forced her to open it. Inside was a ring, and the boyfriend proposed right there.
One fellow wore the ring on his pinky all night to see how long it’d take her to notice. It took her quite a while.
A well connected lad arranged for the last question on his girlfriend’s test to be “Will you marry me? Love John”
During The Game of Life, one guy actually proposed to his girlfriend at the spot where the game requires the player to get married.
One couple built a snowman together. The young man put a carrot on for the nose, and on the end of the carrot was the ring.
One boyfriend convinced eighty-seven students to spell out “Sheri, Will you marry me?” in the snow with their bodies.
One young woman was called by a pharmacist to pick up a prescription. Inside was a ring and a prescription for marriage.
A couple got ringside seats for a circus performance. In the middle, the clowns came out with a banner announcing the proposal and presented the ring.
The Engagement Ring: How And Why It Is Given (FA 01 215)
A flippant young man gave his girlfriend a ring frozen inside a block of ice. Then he handed her an ice pick and told her she could ‘pick out her own ring.’
A lad built himself a big box with “this side up” printed on the side and had his roommates deliver him to his girlfriend’s house. When she opened the box, he popped out with the ring.
One guy told his young lady that he couldn’t afford a ring, so they had a candle passing with a ‘pop-top’ ring with an actual rock in it. When they were explaining, she fiddled with it and the rock fell out. She gave it to him to fix, and he replaced the rock with a real diamond.
A couple went rowing together. When presented with the ring, the girl was also presented with a choice “say yes, or you’re overboard.” She said yes.
A more dramatic type of guy convinced his girlfriend that he couldn’t be with her because he was a secret agent, and had a group of friends and a police officer stage a car chase through Salt Lake City. They made it to the house, ran inside and locked the door. He asked her if she could put up with “experiences like this” and she said “It would be difficult but I really love you.” After that affirmation, his friends caught up and revealed the joke. They had an engagement party right there and then.
Engagement Stories (FA 01 569)
To surprise his librarian girlfriend, one young man took an old book and hollowed out the pages to fit the ring inside. He asked another librarian to put numbers on the spine so it looked like a library book. Then he made sure it got put on the re-shelving cart. When she noticed it was lighter than it should be, she opened the book to discover the ring and her fiancé walked around the corner to propose.
Engagement Stories (FA 01 977)
One guy proposed while his girlfriend was hooked up to a plasma donation machine.
Another chap put the real ring and 15 fake rings in different colored balloons and told his girlfriend to start popping them.
Engagement Stories: HIS & HERS (FA 01 1249)
One couple had an inside joke from when they had worked together before the young man’s mission. He would always make little rings out of yogurt cup lids, and she would wear them. One day, he presented her with a yogurt lid ring that looked a little lumpy and weird. To put it on, she had to peel off the foil a bit to get the ring to fit, but as she peeled she discovered the real ring underneath.
A Focus on Engagement (FA 01 1459)
One fellow wrote a resume geared towards marriage with purpose as “Earthly Objective: Marry you” It detailed all the reasons he’d be a good husband and father. He printed it on the back of his actual resume and asked his girlfriend to proofread it and give him her opinion.
On a historical walking tour with lots of plaques labeling what happened in the spot, one young man made a plaque to commemorate the spot where he and his girlfriend would get engaged. Then he took her on the tour, reading each plaque aloud, and when they reached the special one, he proposed.
“Will You Marry Me?”–Engagement Proposal Stories (FA 01 2098)
At a fancy restaurant, one young man ordered a hand carved carrot in the shape of a diamond ring to be delivered by the waiter before he proposed. He told his girlfriend that he knew she’d “always wanted a carat ring,” and made her actually put it on. After the experience, he gave her an actual ring.
The Engagement Story: Her Side of It (FA 01 2107)
One young lady was sitting with her future sister in law when she spied a tiny carriage pulling up in front of the house and decided to go outside to check it out. A little boy popped out with a silk pillow that had a tiny shoe on it, saying “I’m looking for a princess who fits this shoe.” The shoe belonged to a little girl, so she went and got it. Then a young man exited the carriage with another pillow and a ring, saying “I’m looking for the princess who fits this ring.” The young lady announced that her finger would fit the ring, and joined him for a carriage ride through the town.
Actively Engaged: Mormon Engagement Stories (FA 01 2387)
Another guy proposed by leaving the ring in the organ room at the HFAC, which isn’t as gruesome as it sounds. He had friends watch so the ring wouldn’t get stolen, and it had a fancy calligraphy letter attached, inviting his girlfriend to marry him. While walking past, he directed her attention to the room, and they went in to get engaged.