This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Ok so maybe it’s not quite Halloween just yet, but we are smack dab in the middle of spooky season and we can’t help but be excited about it! And since we generally tend to take advantage of the cooler weather and enjoy more nights in during fall, movie nights are some of our favorite ways to cherish the season. Now we know not everyone is fans of Nightmare Before Christmas, but we sure are! We even love it so much, we designed a tee specifically for it! So to show our love for the pumpkin king, we created 3 movie night treats inspired by Jack Skellington and his Halloween Town pals.
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Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Night
We were pretty excited when we found out that Nightmare Before Christmas is available to rent on Amazon Prime, so we could stream it whenever our little hearts desired. So, onto the treats! I will warn you, these are all a bit on the sweet side. This is mostly because at the time of making these treats, I had been having an absolutely horrendous week, and well all I wanted was sugar. Gotta love those stress cravings right?! Who are we kidding, of course you don’t. But here we are, and luckily we were pretty happy with how these treats all turned out.
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops
Starting off with Jack Skellington, we decided to make white chocolate covered oreos. Simple, not too expensive and not too time consuming. We love oreos, so anytime we can incorporate them into any type of treat is always a win for us. All you’ll need for this treat is oreos, white chocolate, candy sticks and dark chocolate or black icing. We love the holiday or double stuff oreos because it gives the candy stick more to grab onto, but you can use whichever variety you prefer.
For Jack’s face, you can decide how you want to decorate. We chose dark chocolate just so we weren’t using massive amounts of dye in our treats, but black icing may be easier to work with. I let my daughter pipe his face on the cookies and she had a blast. It’s a great activity for kids and remember, it’s your movie night, so nothing has to look perfect.
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops
- 12 oreo cookies
- 12 cake pop sticks
- 2 c. white chocolate
- 1/2 c. melted dark or milk or chocolate for face design or edible marker in black
- Step 1 Cover your work surface with wax paper
- Step 2 line up oreos on wax paper
- Step 3 In a double boiler or in the microwave, melt white chocolate
- Step 4 Insert cake pop sticks into center of each oreo
- Step 5 While still hot, dip oreos into melted white chocolate and cover fully
- Step 6 Place dipped oreos onto wax paper and allow them to dry
- Step 7 Once dry, decorate a face with melted chocolate or edible marker
- Step 8 Enjoy!
Sally Popcorn Mix
Of course we can’t forget Jack’s best girl, Sally. We wanted to make something to represent Sally, but again wanted to keep it somewhat simple to make. So we decided on a sweet and salty candy popcorn mix and were thrilled with how it turned out. And besides, what’s a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night without popcorn? The Candy popcorn was super simple to make and you’ll really just need a few ingredients and a candy thermometer. We used this colored popcorn recipe and used blue food coloring .
We like this food coloring best because it’s not so heavy on the dyes. Then we added candy corn, dark chocolate Flipz to cut the sweetness and add a bit of salty to it and red M&M’s to represent her beautiful red hair. I’ll admit, I’m actually not a fan of candy corn, but we were really happy with how this turned out! And as always, feel free to substitute something according to your tastes. We found the spider buckets in the Target Dollar Aisle but you can use these party popcorn containers too..
Snake and Spider Oogie Boogie Punch
How can we have a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night without the meanest guy in town?! That’s right, Oogie Boogie got his own punch. This was actually our favorite of the 3 treats and again, so simple and easy to make. We recommend for serving size and effect using a high ball glass, but any clear cups will work with these. And we found our spider stir sticks in the Target dollar aisle, but you can find similar ones here if your Target doesn’t have these ones. We added gummy worms for the “snakes” and just slid them onto the spider sticks. Super easy!
Oogie Boogie Punch
- 2 c. Lime Sherbet
- 16 oz Sprite or 7 Up
- Gummy Worms
- Step 1 Prep 2 tall glasses by placing them in the freezer for 5-10 mins
- Step 2 Add 1 c. sherbet to each
- Step 3 Add 8 oz Sprite or 7 Up to each glass
- Step 4 Top with gummy worms
- Step 5 Enjoy!
Nightmare Before Christmas Party at Home
Grab a cozy blanket, light your favorite fall candles and get ready for some movie night fun. Add in the Nightmare Before Christmas movie and you’re all set! Do you have any favorite recipes you like to make for Halloween themed movie nights?! Let us know! We love trying new things! And happy baking!