The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night

by Tonya Staab
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Host a Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween themed movie night with these great tips including a Jack Skellington costume for women and movie night treats.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to head down to San Diego to meet up with a few fabulous local blogger friends to do a fun Halloween segment on San Diego Living. First, let me give a shout-out to my friend Suzette (Mamarazzi Knows Best) who is the amazing author of 101 Movies To See Before You Grow Up, she organized a fun Halloween movie themed segment where we paired fun movie time treats and costumes.

We covered a few movies during our segment, but for the purpose of this post I want to focus on The Nightmare Before Christmas – unfortunately, they’ve removed the link to the full segment,  so I’ll share what I can here.

This is the costume I wore for the segment:

I pretty much threw most of it together the night before, right down to spray painting the tutu … which you might recognize because Marisol has worn it many times and I just spray paint it each year to match whatever she is going to be, like when she was The Pirate Fairy.

How To Make A Jack Skellington Costume For Women

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Party Treats

I made this fun popcorn mix a couple of years ago, but decided to do a new take on it for the segment.

What you need:

  • Black and white striped treat boxes
  • Kettlecorn
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Candy spiders, bones, and skulls – the small hard candy that you decorate cupcakes and cookies with
  • Ghirardelli white chocolate morsels

Draw a spider web on a piece of paper. Place a sheet of wax paper over the top. Melt the white chocolate and pour into a piping bag with a small round icing tip. Pipe the white chocolate over the spider web. Place a candy spider on top before the white chocolate sets. Place a tray of these into the refrigerator until ready to use.

Pop the kettle corn, marshmallows, and candy into the treat containers, and then top with a white chocolate spider web before serving.

And here’s another fun idea from Masha of Mi-Advice: Jack Skellington cake pops.

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Suzette January 8, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Thanks for the shout out, Tonya! You are a hoot and a half and I love seeing you. I’m so glad we had the chance to work together on this fun TV segment — you’re a trooper! xxoo

Kerry September 26, 2019 - 4:45 pm

Oh this is pefrect. My son who will be 20 wanted to do a movie night for his birthday which falls on Friday the 13th this year. Nightmare Before Christmas is his favorite movie so it’s going to be our main movie of the night. He will love this popcorn.

Tonya Staab September 27, 2019 - 9:18 am

That's fantastic. I hope he has a wonderful birthday. 


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