We love The Knot here at SEBC & when they say a new trend is coming up,we take notice. When we saw #8 on their Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2012 is "The Hunger Games-Style Bachelor Parties," we couldn't help but do look into this awesome new way of celebrating your last days in the Single world.
"Forget strippers and booze, the bachelor and bachelorette party of 2012 is giving way to The Hunger Games-style action. While ladies are channeling their inner Jane Bond via programs like Stiletto Spy School where they get to learn defensive tactics, high-speed stunt driving and MacGyver-like survival skills (all while rocking a dress, of course), guys are finally fulfilling their lifelong fantasies of race car driving, learning how to play poker like a pro and even, believe it or not, herding cows and sheep." - The Knot
Here are a couple high-energy Bachelor & Bachelorette parties we think you'll love:
A One-of-a-kind Driving Adventure in Southern Minnesota, the civilian's tank driving adventure is an approximately 3 to 4 hour, hands on, military vehicle, historical experience. Your day includes an introductory tour, history, training, and the opportunity to drive up to three tanks! If you’re looking for the ultimate adventure, add a car crush to your package!
LivingSocial offers full-curated events pushing you to try something new! Just introduced to the Twin Cities market in 2011, they have offered awesome Adventures such as Paddle-boarding, Ice Climbing and Shootin' and Drinkin'!
A huge Paintball Park with various styles of courses (Urban, Hills, Professional, Close-Quarter & more) sure to keep your blood pumping all while enjoying a sense of camaraderie with your teammates. SEBC girls think we would LOVE to see a Bachelorette party take on a day of Paintballing in 80s Bridesmaid dresses... too fun!
Run For Your Lives is an apocalyptic 5K obstacle race. But you’re not just running against the clock — you’re running from brain-hungry, virus-spreading, bloody zombies.
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.