How to Throw an NFL Draft Party

How to Throw An NFL Draft Party

 

Sure, the NFL draft doesn’t quite draw the viewership that the Super Bowl does, but it is a great time for a party just the same. While a three day extravaganza may be out of the question, you can still have your own NFL draft party to watch the first round picks with some of your football fanatic friends. Here’s are some tips on how to throw a party for the 2015 NFL draft.

 

 

WHAT IS THE NFL DRAFT?

2015 NFL Draft [Source]

 

April 30th marks the beginning of this year’s three-day NFL draft, where fresh faces in football are called up from college teams to join one of the NFL’s 32 franchises. The top pick generally goes to the team with the worst record the prior year, unless draft picks were involved in part of a trade for other players. There are also 32 compensatory picks given out to teams who lost several players to free agency.

  • Each team receives ten minutes to select their draft pick for the first round. They receive seven minutes for their second round pick, and five minutes for all subsequent round selections.
  • There are seven total rounds, but the first and second are the most talked about as the players drafted during those rounds generally have the most promising NFL careers ahead of them.

 

 

FOOTBALL SHIRTS

 

First things first: you must dress your best. By best, we mean football shirts are a must, obviously. Wear a shirt from your favorite team, or go with a cute and soft NFL shirt for the event.

Men's Football Shirts

Atlanta Falcons Sweater - Shop      Chicago Bears T-Shirt - Shop      NFL T-Shirt - Shop

  Green Bay Packers Raglan T-Shirt - Shop      New England Patriots Shirt - Shop

 

Women's Football Shirts

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Pittsburgh Steelers Tank - Shop      Indianapolis Colts Hoodie - Shop

 

 

FOOD & DRINK

 

An NFL draft party is more about the excitement of the picks and less about the food, but that doesn’t mean you can just forget the menu! Since a Thursday night party doesn’t bode well for extensive food preparation, an easier route may be necessary. What is easier (or more delicious) than pizza and beer? YUM!

 

Pizza and Beer

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MOCK NFL DRAFT

 

Many football connoisseurs have their own theories as to how the drafts will play out according to each team’s needs, so it often becomes a debate over which player will be taken by certain teams. For some, this process is just as important as accurately predicting March Madness brackets. Have each of your guests create their own mock-up of how the draft will go prior to the party. You and your friends can eat, drink, and socialize while you watch the selection play out on live television. The person who gets the most draft picks correct could win a prize. (Or the loser pays for pizza and beer!)


First Round 2015 NFL Draft Pick Order

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. Tennessee Titans
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars
  4. Oakland Raiders
  5. Washington Redskins
  6. New York Jets
  7. Chicago Bears
  8. Atlanta Falcons
  9. New York Giants
  10. St. Louis Rams
  11. Minnesota Vikings
  12. Cleveland Browns
  13. New Orleans Saints
  14. Miami Dolphins
  15. San Francisco 49ers
  16. Houston Texans
  17. San Diego Chargers
  18. Kansas City Chiefs
  19. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)
  20. Philadelphia Eagles
  21. Cincinnati Bengals
  22. Pittsburgh Steelers
  23. Detroit Lions
  24. Arizona Cardinals
  25. Carolina Panthers
  26. Baltimore Ravens
  27. Dallas Cowboys
  28. Denver Broncos
  29. Indianapolis Colts
  30. Green Bay Packers
  31. New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)
  32. New England Patriots

Are you planning on having your own NFL draft party this year? Football games themselves are still several months away, but it is never too early to get into the football spirit. Who will you be rooting for this year? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to pick up some new NFL gear and football shirts to get you ready for football season!

Leigh WendingerLeigh is Shirts.com's Lead Inbound Marketing Specialist. She is also the proud owner of well over 200 t-shirts and 50 hoodies. Are they organized in her closet first by color family, and then by specific shade? Of course they are! Maybe it's a little geeky, maybe it's a little obsessive compulsive, but it certainly is organized. And you know what else? If unicorns are real, Leigh is confident that they will visit HER colorful closet first. So there.

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