Let me show you what I mean by the "makes me laugh" and "romantic" part:
He went off to the dump before work one morning, and came home with goodies from the doughnut shop. I came downstairs from my art room/office and found this scene on the kitchen counter.
He had found a heart-shaped boston cream (my favorite!), and these little "skull dudes" have been floating around since I bought a dozen for our shop one Halloween. (He has used them many times before).
He taped them to the counter with a letter opener (as weapon) and little signs.