The centerpiece was a re-creation of the Poe tombstone and cemetery in Baltimore, MD.
Several vignettes brought scenes from his works to life, like this one from "Murder at the Rue Morgue."
Life size text from "The Raven" along with a mysteriously floating quill.
Aged books and candles decorated the cocktail tables.
The butler greeted guests along with his pet raven.
I always like to provide informational props for guests who may not be well versed in a particular theme. This road sign reproduction gave a lot of information about Poe in a party friendly way.
Framed graphics with illustrated titles of his works also illuminated the connection between the props and theme.