Throw a Grown-Up Halloween Party
Let the fright begin
Give guests pocket journals, with the first page of a different classic Poe tale (such as "The Pit and the Pendulum") attached. At dinner, have guests recite a selected paragraph of their tale out loud. The horror-filled fables are certain to spark interesting conversation. Then ask them to write their own true-life scary stories in their journals for a fun roundtable recitation later.