Looking to take your fantasy football draft party to a higher-level? We’ve got some elevated suggestions to make sure your draft party doesn’t leave you, or your friends, feeling deflated.
The Best Pre-Draft Strains
Fantasy players spend hours combing over stats, numbers and analytics. And let’s face it, analyzing all that data can be overwhelming. Which means you’re going to need a pre-draft strain that’s going to provide laser focus while finalizing your picks:
True OG – If you find yourself crunching some last-minute numbers, then this indica-dominant strain will slow your brain and help you focus on the task at hand.
Green Crack – A sativa strain that really stimulates the brain. Green Crack provides energy and focus by sharpening and heightening the senses, which might come in handy if you find yourself having to make some creative, last-second picks.
Sour Diesel – This extremely potent sativa can have negative effects on focus and attention. However, when dosed properly, Sour Diesel can provide euphoria and stimulate nimble, creative thinking – something you might need to do in later rounds of your draft. But most importantly, know your dose!
Ditch The Traditional Munchies
Now that you’re focused and have your draft list in order, your attention needs to shift into “host mode”. One of the keys to being a great draft host is having the right food. Plus, let’s not forget that the munchies are going to set in at some point, but to stand out don't opt for the a boring pizza or nachos. Here are a few more sophisticated recipes that will keep the crowd happy:
Oven Crisp Chicken Wings – Forget frozen wings. This wing recipe will have your draft guests asking if you picked up from the pub down the street.
Layered Pizza Dip – Pizza as a dip? Yup. And it’s as delicious as it sounds. Use whatever toppings you chose and we recommend serving it with toasted pieces of flatbread, instead of tortillas.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs – What’s better than a meatball? A meatball stuffed with cheese, obviously.
Okay, so your picks are ready and so are your snacks. Now it’s time to focus on your setup:
4K TV – Sure, you could create a draft board using markers and poster board, but that’s lame. Instead, display your draft board on a big screen, 4K TV. That way, you’ll be able to clearly see who’s been drafted, who’s left, and which one of your friends picked a defense in the second round.
Speakers- You don’t need a 5.1 surround sound setup for your draft, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a wireless speaker. These portable speakers produce big sound that will have your draft day playlist thumping.
Recliners – Drafts can last for hours, so you want to make sure you’re going to be comfortable. To ensure you have the best seat in the house, we recommend picking up any one of these comfortable recliners.
Air Purifier – You don’t want your draft room smelling like a locker room (or a hot box). Incorporate an air purifier into your draft room to help keep the air smelling fresh, not funky.
The final pick is off the board, signaling the end of your draft. The only thing left to do is review your team, chirp your friends (who drafts a defense in the second round?), and then celebrate a great draft night with a strain that’s going to put everyone in a good mood:
Chocolope – This fan-favourite sativa is unofficially known as the “party strain”. It provides a “feel-good high” that puts everyone in the celebratory spirit (even the person who drafted last).
Bubblegum Kush – If you want to keep the after-draft-party a little more low-key and comfy, then go with this indica-dominant strain.
Girl Scout Cookies – A classic that really compliments any occasion. This hybrid is perfect while listening to music with a group of friends and sharing a couple of laughs.