Throw a Grown-Up Halloween Party
Wrap it up
Send your guests home with mini takeout boxes tied with string and topped with "skeleton leaves" (all available at crafts stores). Fill each box with pretty fall-motif cookies, one last Poe tale and chocolates (hearts reminiscent of Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart," perhaps?) to remind guests of the spooky evening's events.
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(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® September/October 2009.)