Hut-hut-hike: Here’s how to throw an awesome Fantasy Football Draft Party
We know … a lot of work goes into arranging your perfect fantasy football team. You plan. You strategize. You vow not to hoard running backs on your team like you do every single year.
Now take just an ounce of that effort and channel it into hosting an awesome draft party — one where you can celebrate the camaraderie of your friends before football season pits you against one another.
The food: Pre-season is upon us friends, and you’re probably already craving that typical football food just as much as you are Sunday game days. For a less fattening twist on chicken wings, check out these healthier recipes. Or fire up the grill. (Here’s how you can make healthier burgers). Dish it up with a vegetable bar of celery, carrots and radishes. Because drafts can last a few hours, serve meals — not just snacks. Ask your friends to bring a dish to share. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so put some bottles of beer on ice and toast to the upcoming season.
The venue: Host your buddies at your home and make the draft feel “professional” with a Fantasy Football Draft Board from Fathead. You can track 14 teams through 18 rounds and there’s space to record notables like “Steal of the Draft” and “Biggest Homer Pick.” The board won’t damage the wall and is perfect for a fan cave (or sports bar should you rent one out). The Giant Dry Erase Board is $99 — and you can earn 7 percent Cash Back from Fathead through ShopAtHome.com. For you serious fantasy football-ers, throw in a trophy for your leagues winner, also from Fathead.
The music: Get out your iPod and put together a good play list that makes you just feel like you’re at a game. Need inspiration? Here are some of our fave songs that evoke memories of football season: Eye of the Tiger, the Sports Center theme song, All-Star by SmashMouth, Let’s Get it Started by the Black-Eyed Peas and, of course, Are you Ready for some Football by Hank Williams, Jr.
The game: Get out the pigskin and toss it around for a non-fantasy game of football with your buds. Somebody who weighs 175 pounds burns about 670 calories playing one hour of football.
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