My favorite part, besides the food, is the football pool. I'm not a huge football person, but always have a great time on game day filling the squares and harassing our guests for cash.
Rather than quickly zip out a grid on a piece of copy paper with a sharpie, this year I decided to create a little graph that I can put in my scrapbook later.
Sell the squares. We usually sell them for $1 per square. After they are all filled up, have the kids draw numbers from 0-9 from a hat and fill in the shaded areas, 0-9 for each team. Game time is a lot more fun for everyone now that we can root for scores as well as our favorite team to win.
We usually do $12.50 for quarter 1 and 3, $25 for the half, and $50 for the final score.
Download the football pool for free here.