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31 Spooky Nightmare Before Christmas Party Ideas

Nightmare Before Christmas Party

Updated on: Feb 19, 2024

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Tim Burton movie that is loved by people of all ages and is unique in that it is a film that can not only be enjoyed at Halloween, but also Christmas, and year-round as well. Keep reading for all the supplies and ideas you need for the best theme party!

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Decorations

1. Jack Skellington Balloons

The Pumpkin King himself needs no introduction, but he certainly would look fabulous on some balloons that bring your party to life! Add these in your entertaining area to add some joy to the town of Halloween. Buy balloons of the character or use a Sharpie on white balloons to draw Jack.

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Package Including- 10 pieces halloween Skeleton foil balloons.
Measurement - halloween aluminum foil balloons measures 18 inches in diameter.
Material -halloween aluminum foil balloons is made of aluminum foil Strings.
Wide usages -suitable for halloween masquerade, halloween theme party, home decoration, wedding birthday party, children's birthday party, festival, celebration, add a lot of color to your halloween theme party.
This balloon can be hung, can float with helium, which can be used for children to play and create a completely joyful atmosphere.

2. Nightmare Before Christmas Party Photo Backdrop

Get your friends and family together to take some fantastic photos at this fun photo station. Set up an area where either a smartphone or camera is set up on a tripod. Place a Nightmare Before Christmas photo backdrop (or a shower curtain works just fine too!) and let guests take some spectacular photo opportunities for a night to remember.

3. Fancy Character Figurines

Decorate your tables with character figurines to get the theme going! Lock, Shock, and Barrel seem like you just have to put them together at all times. Place them around your party for a nice touch.

4. Nightmare Before Christmas Paper Lanterns

Boring lighting no more! Dim your lights during movie watching and add some glow with Nightmare Before Christmas paper lanterns that are pretty, fun to look at, and are the perfect decor. You can also use any kind of colored lanterns.

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Package Includes: you will get 6 pieces set Halloween paper lantern, main color is white and black, including 2 different styles and facial expression design, the lovers will feel astonished when seeing this incredible party decorations set with their favorite skeleton round face character
Material Measurement: paper lanterns Halloween decor is made of paper and iron, light weight and foldable, easy to carry and assemble; The size of Halloween hanging lantern is 11.8 x 11 inch/30 x 28 cm, easy to decorate with other decorations; The Halloween lanterns will be a nice addition to your Halloween decor.
Multiple Usage: Halloween paper lanterns are not just for Halloween, also suitable for Halloween theme party, birthday parties, weddings, engagements, baby shower, holiday events, Christmas, New Years Eve, surprise celebrations, family reunion, graduation, a proposal, bridal showers, which can be applied as a photo prop or decoration at a bachelorette party, engagement, anniversary, wedding reception, centerpiece, carnival, parade, festival, home and more, adding a lot of color to your party
Easy to Assemble: first, hold the two heads of the lantern and slowly open it; Second, put the iron bracket into the lantern; Finally hang it where you need; Easy to assemble, no time consuming, enjoy the fun with your family together; Note: paper is thin so be careful with them and there is no light included
Holiday Decor: Halloween lanterns decorations are suitable for being hung on windows, corridors, backyards, doorways, trees, outdoors or indoors; These decor also can be applied for children to play, nice gift for Nightmare fans

5. Nightmare Before Christmas Christmas Tree

It may be closer to Halloween when you host your party or Christmas might be right around the corner. Either way, if you having a Nightmare Before Christmas party it truly does not matter what time of year it is to put up this beautiful tree. Use a big or small black, white, or purple Christmas tree and decorate it with themed ornaments and Nightmare Before Christmas string lights if you can. This decoration will make a huge statement and be the standout piece of your party should you include it!

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Nightmare Before Christmas Party Favors

6. Oogie Boogie Snack Bags

Send guests home with a yummy bag of snacks to munch on later. Fill up Oogie Boogie bags with popcorn, MMs, pretzels, and gummy worms or bears. Don’t forget to add some green snacks too!

7. Nightmare Before Christmas Stickers

This is a favor that works really well no matter what kind of party you’re hosting because everyone really loves stickers. If they are coming to your party then they will certainly enjoy these fun stickers.

8. Rubber Bracelets

Nightmare Before Christmas rubber bracelets is an ideal party favor to give to your guests. Most come in a pack of multiple bracelets that you can choose to give to one guest or separate them.

9. Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments

Let your partygoers have a piece of the movie to take home by giving each of them a small Nightmare Before Christmas-themed

ornament for their own Christmas tree. How about Jack and Sally for their beautiful tree?

10. Nightmare Before Christmas Lollipops

Lollipops are a quick and easy favor that all we love in their treat bag. You can also buy them in bulk.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Party Food Ideas

Delight your guests with a menu that is approved by the Mayor of Halloween Town! Try these treats at your party.

11. Purple Chocolate Covered Pretzels

The color scheme of the Nightmare Before Christmas is black, white, and purple with yellow, aqua, and purple for Sally. What better way to get in the spirit of this Halloween and Christmas film than by making a perfect party snack. Just melt purple chocolate over pretzels and cool them to enjoy later. You can mix it up by melting other colors mentioned previously and having a colorful mix of chocolate-covered pretzels. Make a plate for Sally by using yellow, aqua, and purple melts next to each other. You can also use green chocolate melts for Oogie Boogie inspired chocolate pretzels.

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12 ounce/340 gram bag
Their delicious taste can be varied with Wilton's candy flavors
Due to summer temperatures, candy melts may melt in transit-they still can be used but they may not arrive in original wafer shape

12. Character Cake Pops

Who doesn’t love these tasty treats? Transform any kind of cake pop into your favorite film characters such as Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie, or Zero by making them or purchasing some instead.

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13. Man-Eating Wreath Cookies

Use oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter, or just plain sugar cookies to make these cute creations. Recreate the design of the Man-Eating Wreaths from the movie by using piping green, red, and yellow frosting. Don’t forget to cut out the shapes of the wreaths’ teeth and mouths from chocolate.

14. Deadly Nightshade Drink

Give guests something refreshing to enjoy while watching this great movie! Fill a large drink pitcher that has a spout with lemonade or limeade, but add a fruity touch by adding fresh strawberries, lemons, limes, or oranges to make the drink both fun and delicious. Think cherry limeade, yum!

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Fast, easy cleaning convenience – top easily removes to fill & refill W/ ice, liquids, sliced lemon, mint & other ingredients throughout the party; when ready for cleanup, simply hand wash, let dry & store for next time
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15. Cute Character Candy Bowls

Make each bowl represent a specific character with a corresponding or relating candy. Since Jack is known as the Pumpkin King put little pumpkin gummy candies in a bowl for “Jack’s Pumpkins.” For Sally, red licorice (or Twizzlers) looks just like her red yarn hair. For Oogie Boogie, bugs spill out of the knapsack material he is made of at the end of the film, so you could have gummy worms and bugs for his candy bowl. Get creative and include as many characters and candy as you see fit.

16. Jack Skellington Oreo Treats

This treat is so easy to make yet so rewarding. All you need is Oreos, white chocolate, and some edible food markers. Melt white chocolate in a bowl and dip the Oreos in to completely cover them. You must leave them out at room temperature until the chocolate is hardened because putting them in the fridge or freezer with not allow the edible marker drawing to show up. Once cold, later draw on the faces of Jack Skellington on these Oreos. It’s that simple and so delicious to eat. Feel free to choose other characters you like such as Lock, Shock, and Barrel or Sally below!

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Games and Activities

There are so many exciting party games and activities for your Nightmare Before Christmas party - simply because there are lots of games and activities related to the movie itself! Boredom busters are here to make your party a hit.

17. Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly

The game Monopoly is a board game classic loved by many that have spawned countless themed versions such as The Nightmare Before Christmas version! Why not play this well-loved game with those in attendance at your party?

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MONOPOLY GAME: DISNEY THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS EDITION: This edition of the Monopoly game features artwork, characters, and gameplay inspired by the frightful cult classic film
INCLUDES 6 COLLECTIBLE MONOPOLY TOKENS: Move around the board as a character or symbol from the movie: Jack Skellington, Sally, Evil Teddy, Oogie Boogie, Zombie Duck, or Mayor's Hearse
BECOME KING OF HALLOWEEN TOWN: Players buy, sell and trade popular locations from the movie such as Zero's Tomb, Spiral Hill, Dr. Finkelstein's Laboratory, and Jack's Tower in a quest to own it all
TWIST ON MONOPOLY GAMEPLAY: Buy and sell Toys and Assembly Lines, pay with Jack Skellington Monopoly money, and follow actions on the Halloween Presents cards and Christmas Presents cards
FOR NBC FANS: This Monopoly board game celebrates Tim Burton's cult classic! The game is for 2-6 players, ages 8 and up. It's a great choice for a family game night

18. Nightmare Before Christmas Clue Game

Are you up for a good mystery? Figure out who did it by playing this Nightmare Before Christmas party game that is a theme version of the Clue game we all know and love! Not your thing? Try offering guests tarot card readings instead.

19. Nightmare Before Christmas Operation Game

You’ll be operating on the Oogie Boogie himself in this game. Operation requires skill, concentration, and willingness to continue with the game even when it can be frustrating! Try this unique version or play a similar-themed Guess Who.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas in the form of the classic game Operation
Be the surgeon and remove custom Funatomy parts from the patient, Oogie Boogie
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Featuring custom removable parts which includes a snake, spider, dice, worms, needle & thread, roulette wheel, card deck, keys, bones, scorpion, bat and bug
1+ Players | Ages 6+ | 30 Min Play Time

20. search Nightmare Before Christmas Trivial Pursuit Game

Show everyone who’s boss by winning Trivial Pursuit - only this one is based on the party theme, Nightmare Before Christmas! Everybody can compete to see who truly knows the most about it. Have some chocolate on hand though!

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400 questions pertaining to the fils's songs, characters, the pumpkin king and behind the scenes fun facts
Packaged in a coffin shaped box
Includes a custom coffin-shaped box with tray that holds the trivia cards and custom die for on-the-go fun

21. search Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Watching

This party would not be complete without watching the movie of the hour, the Nightmare Before Christmas! Watch the movie on a streaming platform or pop it in the DVD player and let the fun begin. Don’t forget to have snacks, food, and drinks handy to add to the movie-watching experience. Popcorn of any kind is truly a must-have for this activity.

Disney The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington Candy Bowl

8.5" tall candy bowl
Detailed Jack Skellington design from Disney The Nightmare Before Christmas
Perfect for any Jack Skellington fan
Made of durable plastic
This is an officially licensed Disney product

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Supplies

22. Nightmare Before Christmas Plates

When guests choose from the food options you have put out, let them do so with Nightmare Before Christmas party plates that save you from having a full dishwasher to fill and empty. Try these!

23. Black and White Striped Straws

These straws fit the color scheme of the movie and remind us of Jack Skellington himself.

24. Black and White Striped Tablecloth

Prevent messes from occurring in advance with black and white striped tablecloths to protect your table. It makes for easy cleanup after the party and some of these tablecloths can be reused.

25. Nightmare Before Christmas Napkins

While you can use plain party napkins during any occasion, what better napkins could you use at a Nightmare Before Christmas party than the relevant and funky Nightmare Before Christmas napkins? Black and white napkins work too!

26. Nightmare Before Christmas Cups

Don’t leave guests high and dry! Give them these classy cups to put their drinks in with style.

Nightmare Before Christmas Party Invitations

The only way guests will know about your Nightmare Before Christmas party is if you invite them of course! Let them know about the bash you’re planning for this perfect movie with these cool ideas.

27. Baby Shower Invitations

Are you having a party to celebrate your new baby-to-be? If the theme is Nightmare Before Christmas, consider using Nightmare Before Christmas baby shower invitations to send out. Guests will love these adorable invitations you sent!

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28. Nightmare Before Christmas Video Invitations

Your guests will be impressed no matter what party you’re throwing when they receive your animated video invitation. These are so fun to watch and even more so to receive. Consider these options!

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29. Halloween Style Invitations

Many websites like Greenvelope offer online invitations that are both beautiful and customizable. Their Halloween-inspired invitations do not necessarily have to be used for a Halloween party, but rather they can be used for a Nightmare Before Christmas party too, just customize them as you like.

30. Nightmare Before Christmas Picture Invitations

Add a photo of your choice to these picture invitations that guests really will love. Dress up as your favorite character of the film as the host and send out these unique and gorgeous invitations.

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This is a printable/digital invitation that you can print at home, at a print shop or send as an email or text. Please note that we will personalize for you and this is not an instant download. You will receive a HIGH RESOLUTION 300 DPI JPG file invitation sent to your email (PDF available upon request if preferred). This is a digital file, not a physical product. For more Building Blocks items: **How to order** Please complete the following with your personalized party/event details, in the NOTES TO SELLER or you can send to us in the Etsy messages after you purchase: Name: Age: Date: Time: Address/Location: RSVP Name: RSVP Number: For PICTURE INVITATIONS, send picture attached in the notes or in Etsy message. *Once the party information is provided, you will receive a digital proof of your custom invite within 24 hrs. From there, you may request minor changes or approve the invite. Once approved, your final personalized invite will be sent to your email listed in your Etsy profile. Just what you need to get the party started and print as many as you need! *Please check our FAQ's for other useful information and more details or shoot us a message! * Copyright Notice * The designs you are purchasing are for your personal use only, and may not be used commercially or resold. By ordering you agree to the terms and conditions. Due to the customization of this item, no refunds are provided. All characters and images used are copyrighted by their respective holders and are not being sold. This is not a licensed product. Purchase is for creative services only, which include my time and effort used to create or personalize your item. Thank you for visiting my shop :)

31. Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday Invitations

Hosting a holiday party for Halloween or Christmas? That’s no problem with these multipurpose invitations that you can use for either time of year. Add your date, time, and address and you’ll be good to go. All your guests will know when the best party will be held and are sure to come by. Of course, these work just fine for a birthday party too!

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Invitation size: 5x7 inch
Envelopes Size: 5 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in

Nightmare Before Christmas Party: Conclusion

These ideas hopefully will get you started planning the best Nightmare Before Christmas party that guests will be wowed by. This movie never goes out of style and neither will your party. At EasyEventPlanning, we can help you with party themes, kids theme party ideas, Christmas party ideas, birthday party ideas, and can help you find the best kids gifts. Check out more of EasyEventPlanning to find other great party and event ideas, checklists, and so much more!

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