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Miss America Pageant Watch Party Ideas and Printable Score Sheet

September 8th, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Throwing a Miss America Party​

If you’ve recently moved, a great way to show pride for your new state is by cheering on your local Miss America contestant. In fact, it’s the perfect time to throw a party! Invite over some new friends, gather some themed snacks and have a friendly competition to pick the new Miss America using a printable score sheet. Here are some ideas for your very own Miss America watch party. 

miss america party

Pageant party theme ideas​

Of course, the nature of the pageant is extravagant and fashionable. If you’re inviting over some friends, choose a festive party theme that will make the night extra special. Ideas include:

  • Sparkle and shine. Easily host a glitz party with lots of sparkly décor. Ask party guests to wear fancy dresses (or for even more fun: find old prom gowns at thrift stores!) and give everyone a party crown when they come in.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Invite everyone over in their pajamas/comfortable clothes, and tell them to wear their pearls or fun jewelry. You could serve breakfast foods for this theme. Comfortable, but glamorous!
  • Party across America. Highlight foods from across the country like Washington State apple cider or Texas Tex-Mex salsa and chips. Have each guest bring a dish related to a state!

Food for your Miss America party

The pageant lasts several hours, so you’ll have plenty of time for snacking. You can serve the typical party foods (or ones related to your theme), or go glamorous with food like this pink popcorn! It’s the perfect snack to pop while waiting on the Top 5 to answer their on-stage question. Get the recipe from “Cravings of a Lunatic” here.


miss america party food pink popcorn

Another crowd favorite is sure to be this crown cake. Wilton not only sells the crown cake pan, but also gives you a recipe and directions here!


miss america crown cake

Pageant party activities​

While watching Miss America, use the time during live commercial breaks for fun activities. If your guests dress up for the party, you could hold a quick fashion show to check out everyone’s fancy attire. Clear an area for a runway and strut your stuff! Another fun game is purse bingo. Guests use their own purses to play – check out the directions here.

One of the most popular Miss America watch party pastimes is to try and guess the winner. We’ve created a printable Miss America score sheet so you can print out the ballot and play along from home. This judge’s score sheet splits up scoring by pageant category, so you can compete with your friends to correctly guess the winner.

Click the scoring sheet below to download your own.