“The Nightmare Before Christmas” has become a holiday classic movie for both Halloween and Christmas. Throw a “The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed party during Christmastime. Stock up on Halloween supplies in October and use them for the party in December. The point is to create a Christmas party with a little Halloween thrown in.”
Invitations: Christmas cards with a Halloween twist
Make your own invitations for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed party by printing Christmas cards. Photoshop the cards so they have creepy crawlies, skeletons, Jack-o-lanterns or shrunken heads. If you have the skills, make a skeleton Santa Claus for the front of the invitations. Do not put pictures of Jack Skellington on the invitations. You are inviting your guests to Halloweentown at the time that Jack became obsessed with Christmas.
Decorations: Halloweentown with Christmas flair
Halloweentown is a dark, creepy place with plenty of things to scare you. When Jack Skellington decides to take over Christmas, Halloweentown gets a bit of a makeover. Look at screenshots of “A Nightmare Before Christmas”, or watch the movie again, to get an idea of what Halloweentown looks like. Hang a skeleton by a noose, have real and fake jack-o-lanterns with scary faces, creepy theater masks on the walls and plenty of snakes and spiders. Add Christmas decorations alongside the Halloween. Drape the walls with colored rope. Have a decorated and lighted Christmas tree, but put creepy Halloween decorations as well as shiny Christmas ones.
For an Oogie Boogie room at your “The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed party, use blacklights. Use blacklight reflective paints and markers to create gambling designs on the walls just like Oogie Boogie’s lair.
Food: Fruitcake with a few spiders inside
Stock up on Halloween candy in October and save it for the party. Find edible bugs and body parts. Add them to any traditional Christmas food you make every year. Put them on top of sugar cookies shaped like trees and wreaths, or into cupcakes with spice drops on the top.
Attire: Halloween costumes with tinsel
Ask guests to wear scary Halloween costumes. Halloweentown only had frightening citizens. Suggest they wear masks, or become the monsters we fear are under the bed. If they are “The Nightmare Before Christmas” fans, they might dress up as denizens of Halloweentown from the movie. When they arrive at the party, greet them with a necklace of Christmas garland, a Santa hat, or tree decorations to hang from their pockets.
As the host, you should be Jack or Sally. Jack should be wearing a Santa outfit.
Scenes: Jack delivers the presents
At Christmas parties, it is traditional to exchange gifts. For a “The Nightmare Before Christmas” themed party, Jack Skellington should be the Santa that hands out presents. He should come out with a sack filled with presents of shrunken heads, snakes and other creepy items. After the fun is over, you can pass around the real presents.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition, Disney
Blu-Ray Movie Screenshots – The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cinema Squid