Continuing our series on the art of NFL Draft Party Hosting, here is the final installment: Games!
- Mock It
- Each player does a mock draft that includes trades.
- They also pick who they think will be the last player in the green room, which will act as a tiebreaker, if needed.
5pts – trade with both teams correct
3pts – trade with one team correct
1pt – draft pick correct
½ pt – position of draft pick correct (only applicable if pick itself was wrong)
- NFL Names
- Split into 2 teams.
- Every player writes down 5 people or characters. Make it a requirement that 2 or 3 have to be NFL related.
- There are 3 rounds. Every round, teams alternate sending people up to pick blindly from a hat holding all the names.
- Each person must make their team say the name they pick. 1 point for a correct guess.
- The round ends when all the names are gone from the hat.
1st round (30 secs) – No one can say the name or any part of the name. No rhyming. Anything else goes.
2nd round (45 secs) – Act the name out. No words and no sounds.
3rd round (30 secs) – You can only say one word. It cannot be part of the name itself.
- Draft for Draft
- Drink whenever there is a trade.
- Each player picks a conference. They must drink when a team selects someone from that conference.
- Each player selects a potential draftee. They must drink whenever the draftee is shown more than 3 times in the green room.
- Draft Match
- You’ll need poster board and all 32 team logos. Have an extra Bengals and Patriots logo because they are each drafting twice in the 1st round.
- Label the poster board with numbers 1-32. Have the kids tape the team logos on the poster board, matching them to the spot they pick in the draft.
- For older kids, label the poster board with NFL positions. Have them tape the team logos on the poster board, matching them to positions those teams need.
- Dress to Impress
- You’ll need your old NFL jerseys and hats. If you don’t have any, pick some up at Goodwill. You’ll also need a suit (because someone has to play the Commish)
- Pretend the kids are 2011 NFL draftees.
- First, give them a call and act as the owner or coach of the team that’s drafting them.
- Next, announce their selection, have them enter from the “green room” and take their picture with Goodell.
- Luck of the Draft
- You’ll need the game of Twister.
- Spin the wheel in order to “predict” the draft.
- Each color is a different team of your choice and the kids represent a draftee.
- Play it up – tell them, “The Cowboys want you! Right hand blue.”
- The child that lasts the longest gets to choose the team they go to, but it has to be a team that they are touching with a hand or foot.