4th of July Events Around the Valley of the Sun

by Shea Homes Arizona on July 1, 2016

Family Fireworks
With Independence Day just days away, we have put together a list of some fun Valley events you might want to check out. Be safe and enjoy!


On Saturday, July 2, you’re invited to celebrate the 4th of July at WestWorld. “Be Red, White and Cool,” as you enjoy West World’s festivities under 300,000 square feet of air conditioned comfort! This is an event the entire family can enjoy with live music, a bull-riding rodeo, food and drinks, and a kids zone. Gates will open at 3pm and the fireworks take off at 9pm. Visit http://scottsdaleindependenceday.com/ for more information.

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Tailgate at Home with these Football Finger Foods and Party Games

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 20, 2015


Can’t make it to the University of Phoenix Stadium this Sunday for our Shea Homes tailgate on Nov. 22? No worries! Round up your friends and neighbors and host your very own celebration to cheer on your favorite team.

Football Fare

Need tailgate menu inspiration? Look no further. We’ve put together our favorite crowd-pleasing finger food recipes right here. And boost the fun factor with our favorite football-themed party games.

Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Sliders

Photo credit: King’s Hawaiian

This slider recipe takes 30 minutes to make and is fully customizable. Make your own sauce or use a variety of cheeses.

Pretzel Dogs

Photo credit: Buns in my Oven

This recipe brings a twist to a classic by wrapping hot dogs in pretzel dough. Save time by using pre-made dough. (Or go with an even simpler approach with this Pig in a Blanket recipe!)
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4 Steps to a Successful Fourth

by Shea Homes Northern California on June 30, 2014


 Independence Day is just around the corner, so why not have a 4th of July party? Here’s are four tips to make your celebration a blast!Fireworks

1. Decide on the Guest List
First, be sure to pick a location for your festivities. Will you picnicking in the park, or having a backyard shindig? These factors will help you decide on the number of people you are able to accommodate. Large or small, we know your party will be a hit! Be sure to invite guests in a timely manner, and let them know what time to arrive. Let them know if they need to bring any special items with them, such as bathing suits or bug spray.

2. Festive Decor
Party decorations always make the mood lighter, no matter how dramatic or subtle. Your decorations will depend on your party location. For celebrations at home, you can spruce up your house with patriotic wreaths or a star-spangled garland. If you are outdoors, try adding flair with these colorful bandanna silverware mason jars.

3. Food, Food, Food… and Dessert!
Everyone knows that a great party needs great food, refreshments and, of course, dessert. Plan a potluck to take the pressure off hosting, or ask a few special guests to come early and help with preparations. If you want your party to scream Fourth of July, test your baking skills with this American flag pie, or try this simple 4th of July cheese tray. Looking for something more subtle? Check out these tasty summer BBQ recipes we found on Pinterest.

4. Fireworks
Look into local fireworks shows in your area, or decide on the quantity and variety of fireworks needed for your own event. Whether you are headed to a professional show, or using sparklers in the backyard, always make sure children are properly supervised while they are near these flammables. And remember to plan for proper disposal of used fireworks. We suggest having buckets of water available for firecrackers and sparklers.

Whatever your plans, may you and your loved ones have a happy and safe Independence Day. Be sure to leave comments letting us know how your party planning goes.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the festive recipes and decor on our Red, White & Blue Pinterest Board.

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After a six year hiatus, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona Major Achievement in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards returned on Saturday night, May 17.  The elegant black tie event was held at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale.

This prestigious awards competition recognizes the exemplary efforts of builders and land developers; interior designers and architects; and sales managers and sales associates who make the home building industry in the Valley of the Sun one of the nation’s leaders.

Shea Homes was a finalist in many categories and was proud to accept the following awards:vallarta

Shea Homes Arizona was also proud to be recognized for the following achievements and stellar team members:

  • Sales Achievement – 17 Community Representatives were recognized for 2013 achievementsevolve
  • Administrative Team Member of the Year – Lisa Hoffer
  • Construction Team Member of the Year – Nicklaus Wright
  • Warranty/Quality Assurance Team Member of the Year – Cindy Pedersen

In addition, we received the highest honor by winning the prestigious GRAND AWARD.  This would not be possible without the contribution of the entire Shea Homes Arizona team!

Congratulations to those who received specific commendations, and congratulations to the whole team who work with such great dedication to Enhancing people’s lives.

And a very special thank you to all of our Shea Homeowners! We are proud that you have chosen Shea to build your families’ home!