The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide

The Nightmare Before Christmas:

The Official Cookbook & Entertaining Guide

By Kim Laidlaw, Caroline Hall, and Jody Revenson

Throw the spookiest soiree of the season with this delightful cookbook and entertaining guide inspired by Tim Burton’s iconic film The Nightmare Before Christmas.


Is it Halloween? Christmas? Your birthday? No matter the occasion, this NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE OFFICIAL COOKBOOK & ENTERTAINING GUIDE (Insight Editions; August 10) will help you take your next dinner or event from routine to inspired—with a little help from Jack Skellington, Sally, Sandy Claws, and all their friends in Halloween Town.

This amazing book is divided into two parts. Part one includes over fifty recipes inspired by the movie—with options for sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian guests. Part two includes detailed planning instructions for several complete The Nightmare Before Christmas–themed parties, including crafts for DIY decorations, activities, favors, and more.


Bursting with vibrant photography and free downloadable templates for invitations, decorations, and more, this book is a must-have for fans everywhere.

Recipes Include:

  • Sally Patchwork Layer Cake

  • Oogie Boogie Lemon

  • Meringue Cupcakes

  • Homemade Marshmallow Zero Dogs

  • Man-Eating Wreath Burritos

  • Worm’s Wort and Frog’s Breath Soup

  • And many more!

About the Contributors:

Kim Laidlaw is an award-winning cookbook editor, producer, and the author of Quick Slow Cooking, Home Baked Comfort, Dessert of the Day, and IACP award–nominated Baby & Toddler on the Go.

Caroline Hall is an art director, producer, and stylist who likes to throw ridiculously over-the-top parties. She lives in an old Victorian house in Petaluma, California, is an avid traveler, and is a lover of bread, cheese, chocolate, tea, beer, ’80s music, TV, and everything British.

Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films. In her first foray into the Wizarding World, she edited and contributed to The New York Times best sellers Harry Potter: Film Wizardry and Harry Potter: Page to Screen.

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