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Fun Pool Games for Groups

The Palms at Peccole Ranch PoolSummertime is on its way and with it comes long days splashing in the pool. Invite a group of friends and forget about lounging idly by the water. Jump in and enjoy a little friendly competition that is fun for all ages.

Treasure Hunt

  1. Collect a container of various coins ahead of time. Count how much you have so you are sure you collected all coins when finished.
  2. Separate into teams. Each team gets a bucket to put near the edge of the pool.
  3. Teams line up on opposite sides of the pool with backs turned to the water while one person tosses the “treasure” around the pool.
  4. On “Go,” teams dive in to collect treasure. The team with the most moola wins.

Number Pong

  1. Use a permanent marker to write numbers on 20-30 ping pong balls. Throw the numbered balls into the water.
  2. Separate into two teams. Each team has a designated bucket.
  3. On “Go,” teams jump in to collect balls. You are only allowed to carry one ball at a time. No touching the second ball until the first is in the bucket.
  4. Add up all the numbers in your bucket. The team with the most points wins.

Dolphin Relay

  1. Grab a couple of beach balls and split into two lines. To make it a bit easier, go side to side or split each line and send half to the opposite end of the pool.
  2. The first person jumps in and pushes the ball from one end to the other with only their nose.
  3. Continue until all players have had a turn.

Octo-Rover

  1. One person is the octopus and goes to the center of the pool.
  2. Everyone else lines up on one end of the pool. On “Go,” they all try to make it to the opposite end of the pool without getting tagged by the octopus.
  3. If you get tagged, you hold hands to create longer tentacles. Play goes on until one person is left.

Invisi-Bottle

  1. Fill a clear bottle with water and cap it.
  2. Players turn their backs to the pool as a helper throws the bottle in the water.
  3. On “Go,” players jump in and search for the water bottle. It’s way harder than it sounds!

The Palms at Peccole Ranch have two resort-style swimming pools with jacuzzi and a BBQ grilling area. Give us a call to learn more about our Las Vegas apartments.

Glass of White Wine

5 Summer Soiree Necessities for Your Next Event

Glass of White WineHosting a soiree means inviting your favorite friends over to have some fun. When you are living in our apartments in Las Vegas, you have the best amenities for your needs to host this type of event. Bringing people together for a soiree means hosting a small group in your apartment home to talk and enjoy some music. But, what do you need to make it a success?

When it comes to hosting a soiree, you do not need to go out and buy a large number of items or even any special foods. It’s meant to be an intimate gathering and what you talk about is often more important. However, like any event, a few fine details can really make this evening more enjoyable and memorable for you and everyone in attendance. Here are some tips to make it work.

Necessities for Your Next Event

  1. Wine glasses are a must. You’ll want to choose a quality glass. Then, you’ll want to fill it with something elegant. It’s not inappropriate to choose a champagne here, but a fine wine works well.
  2. Comfortable seating is a must. You don’t need a lot of furniture, though. Choose a few large pillows for floor seating. Remember, you want people to come together to talk.
  3. Retro-themed plates can make a statement. You’ll want to choose items that add a pop of color or a vibrant pattern to spark conversations and to bring life to your space.
  4. Set the mood with lighting. You’ll need lighting, but dimmed lights or lights from a few end-table lamps can be just what you need.
  5. Keep the menu light. You’ll want to choose something people can sit around and eat. On the other hand, a formal dinner works just fine as well.

Make It Happen at Your Apartment Home

At The Palms at Peccole Ranch, you have plenty of the luxury amenities you need to host an event like this. To find out more about our apartments in Las Vegas and to see our available floor plans, give our team a call. We’re happy to help you make yourself at home in our apartments near the heart of the city in a welcoming community.

Shopping Store

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Las Vegas

Shopping StoreLas Vegas has plenty to offer when it comes to quality time with family and friends—even if you have already explored everything on the strip and in downtown Las Vegas. For those living at The Palms at Peccole Ranch, taking your mother out on the town to participate in any of the following activities would be a perfect way to celebrate and honor the most important woman in your life.

Five Fun Ways to Spend Mother’s Day in Las Vegas

1. Fancy Brunch

Does your mother consider herself a foodie? Treat her to a decadent Sunday brunch. With top-notch restaurants offering foods from all over the world, Las Vegas has a Mother’s Day brunch venue perfect for your mom.

2. World-Class Shopping

Thousands of people flock to Las Vegas each day just to go shopping. Take your mother for a walk through of the city’s high-end designer fashion malls and boutiques or on a shopping spree at the local outlets.

3. Experiences of a Lifetime

Starting at the Strip and moving to the outskirts of the city, Las Vegas has countless experiences to offer. From learning to cook alongside famous chefs and day-long spa treatments, to swimming with dolphins and skydiving, Las Vegas has a once-in-a-lifetime experience your mother will surely enjoy and remember for the rest of her life. Try one that she will enjoy doing!

4. Live Entertainment

All of the most talented acts perform in Las Vegas. The city offers the best in music, magic, circus, comedy, and more. Even if you think your mother has seen them all, the constantly rotating playbills always put new acts on stage. Keep a lookout for them!

5. Outdoor Activities

Fun outdoor activities include golfing, horseback riding, tennis, or a day at the pool. If your mother enjoys staying active, Las Vegas has plenty of activities to offer.

Regardless of your mother’s unique personality, you can give her the perfect Mother’s Day in Las Vegas. If you want to show your mother, friends and the rest of your family a good time any day of the year, consider living in your own Las Vegas apartment at The Palms at Peccole Ranch. Contact us today to learn more!

Stack of Mail

How To: Eco-Friendly Apartment Living

Stack of MailWhen you have your own apartment, going green and living a more eco-friendly life is much easier than if you live in a large house with lots of different people. This is mostly due to the fact that you have control over how much energy your use, your décor, how you handle your day-to-day waste and what type of products you bring into your apartment home. If you’re ready to start living a greener life in your apartment, Earth Day is the perfect excuse to make a few changes.

4 Eco-Friendly Apartment Living Tips

1. Use Your Machines Wisely

While you can’t always pick every appliance and machine that you use in your apartment, you can be smart about how you use them. Try to remember to not run your dishwasher unless it’s full, never leave the refrigerator door sitting open and only run your washer and dryer when they’re full too!

2. Invest in Green Cleaning Products

Eco-friendly cleaning products not only work well without damaging your surfaces and clothing but they are better for the environment too. Because they’re made without harsh chemicals, you can rest easy knowing your home is clean and safe for everyone, including your pets.

3. Reuse What You Can

Keep your waste down by reusing everyday items around your apartment. Instead of purchasing new food storage containers, repurpose the ones that your food originally came in. You can also reuse plastic bottles and other sturdy items for planters, desk organizers and more.

4. Say Goodbye to Junk Mail

Tired of getting those junk advertisements in your mailbox each week? You can put a stop to all of that wasteful paper from making its way into your apartment every week by visiting Catalog Choice and other useful websites to decline all the junk mail that you no longer want to receive. It’s fast, easy and a great way to keep your apartment green.

Go Green for Earth Day

With just a few simple lifestyle changes you can go green and enjoy a more eco-friendly apartment year-round. To take a look at our pet-friendly apartments in Las Vegas, visit the team at The Palms at Peccole Ranch online today.

Healthy Salad Bowl

Where to Eat Healthy in Las Vegas

Healthy Salad BowlLas Vegas is a city of decadence, but also a place where it’s easy to make healthy choices without compromising good-tasting food and a warm atmosphere. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be restricted to sacrificing all your time cooking at home! If you just need to get out of your Las Vegas apartment for a little bit, or you simply dislike cooking, fear not. Here are our top picks for where you can get healthy restaurant food in Las Vegas.

Eatt

Eatt offers healthy French cuisine suitable for whether you’re on the go and need a sandwich, wrap, or salad in minutes or something to savor if you can spare the time and sit down. Healthy proteins with fresh veggies abound, along with creative takes on classics like broccoli guacamole and stuffed zucchini.

Daily Kitchen

A healthy take on homestyle family meals, you can get everything from family-size rotisserie chicken meals to soups, salads and frozen Greek yogurt with your choice of toppings. Family meal sides include fresh salads and creatively prepared vegetables instead of the old standbys of greasy cornbread and mashed potatoes. You can also buy the owner Mary’s signature free-range chicken bone broth.

Proteinhouse

Founded by a bodybuilder couple who were bored with protein shakes and bars as post-workout snacks, Proteinhouse serves up fresh and made-to-order meals that are just the thing you need when you’re starving after a strenuous workout. As the name implies, carbs are hard to find here as you can get a “sandwich” with portobello mushrooms in place of bread.

El Dorado Cantina

Mexican food can indeed be prepared healthily! The menu is a national tour of Mexico in that all kinds of regional cuisine are prepared, using the freshest local, organic ingredients. The choices range from classics like grilled shrimp to exotic like sautéed grasshoppers, and you won’t find tres leches but fruit and granola desserts instead.

The Palms at Peccole Ranch has just about everything you could want if you’re a gourmand, but also plenty of restaurants ranging from budget to world-class right at your fingertips. Whether you eat healthy or indulgently, The Palms at Peccole Ranch can be your new home right away. Call us today to inquire about available floor plans!

Small Dog With Toy

DIY Toys to Make for Fido

Small Dog With ToyNothing beats seeing your four-legged friend having a great time. With the weather warming up, dogs everywhere are going to be even more excited about going outside and having a little fun. If you would like to make your furry friend’s playtime all the more enjoyable, check out these DIY dog toys:

A Water Bottle Inside of a Sock

To start, this chew toy is incredibly easy to make. Just take an old sock and put an empty water bottle inside of it, making sure to keep the cap on the bottle so that the air pressure inside helps the bottle maintain its shape. If your pup likes toys that crinkle and make noise when chewed on, the water bottle in a sock is sure to make them happy.

Frozen Sock Knot

Fun and refreshing on a hot day, all you need to do is tie a sock into a knot and put it in the freezer for a few hours. Your dog will love chewing on this cool toy, especially in the late spring and summer months.

A Braided Washrag Chew Toy

Another simple toy to make, all you have to do is take a few old dishrags and braid them together, then tie it off in a knot at both ends. The result is a super tough chew toy that your dog will love to tug on, maul, and toss around.

Tennis Ball Foxtail

Dogs love tennis balls, and they also love lengthy toys that they can shake and throw around. This toy combines the best of both worlds. To make a tennis ball foxtail, all you need to do is take a tennis ball and drop it down into one leg of a pair of pantyhose, then tie a knot to keep the ball from coming out. Cut the other end of the pantyhose off at whatever length you want and your DIY dog toy will be complete.

At The Palms at Peccole Ranch, we hope your pup loves these DIY dog toys. If you are looking for a new place that both you and Fido can call home, be sure to check out our Las Vegas apartments and contact us today with any questions you may have.

Handful of Strawberries

5 Delicious Ways to Eat Springtime Strawberries

Handful of StrawberriesOne of the most delectable delights of the spring season is that very first bite of a ripe, luscious strawberry. This year, apartment residents in Las Vegas should be facing a bumper crop of these juicy red bundles of goodness, so be prepared to enjoy them in as many ways as possible. Following are just a few of options for getting the most from your springtime strawberries this year.

Sip Sparkling Rose With Them

Keep it simple and sweet by uncorking a perfectly chilled bottle of Rose wine, filling a bowl full of the plumpest, ripest strawberries you can find, and adjourning to your porch or balcony on a balmy spring afternoon. Strawberries and Rose wine complement one another seamlessly.

Spoon Them Over Ice Cream

Another of life’s simple pleasures is a spoonful of fresh strawberries over a scoop or two of French vanilla ice cream. This makes a perfect after-dinner dessert when the main attraction has been spring lamb or another quintessential springtime dish. If you feel like going all-out, have friends and family over for a strawberry sundae feast.

Make Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French toast is a sublime weekend brunch staple that’s made all the better by the addition of fresh strawberries. Add them right after you add the creamed cheese and top with strawberry compote for even more of a springtime taste sensation.

Conjure Them Into a Cocktail

Mash the ripest available berries with enough sugar to form a medium-bodied paste, and then simmer the mixture until it transforms into a sublime simple syrup. You can refrigerate for up to one week and use as the foundation for many spring-themed adult beverages. Mix with gin, culinary grade rose oil, and blood orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into chilled martini glasses for something wonderful. Use your imagine and thrill your friends with your cocktail wizardry.

Dress Spring Salads With Them

All you have to do to add a strawberry tang to your favorite balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing is to mash up a few ripe strawberries and mix them in.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience for more helpful tips and tricks on enjoying spring’s healthy and delicious bounty.

Clover

3 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Around Your Las Vegas Apartments

CloverThe celebration of St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so it is high time to begin making your party plans. You can have fun with friends and family while out on the town or in the comfort of your own apartments in Las Vegas. You just need to make your plans ahead of time to ensure everyone will tag along during your celebrations. Here are three fun ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day this year.

Extended Pub Crawl

You can take your friends and family on a whirlwind tour of the town by going on an extended pub crawl through the city. Remember to try all of your favorite St. Paddy’s Day food and drinks along the way to take this event to the next level. You can set a timer upon entering each pub or simply leave for the next venue after a single appetizer and round of drinks for all.

Themed Dinner Party at Your Apartments in Las Vegas

A themed dinner party in your Las Vegas apartments gives you a chance to serve your guests the best St. Patrick’s Day fare you can dream up. Gather recipes from your favorite chefs to create a meal plan that reflects the purpose of this holiday. Make sure to include a few desserts to keep guests intrigued well until the end of your party. You can also whip up minty drinks and other interesting blends for a refreshing twist on refreshments.

Fremont Street Experience

Take your celebration out on the road by attending the Fremont Street Experience. You will be able to party shoulder to shoulder with your community members while enjoying the singing and dancing performers. You do not need to pay for tickets to attend, but you may want to bring cash for the food and drink vendors.

At the end of your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations, do not forget to pay homage to your favorite parts of life. If you want more room in your home or simply gain new amenities, inquire about the apartment home floorplans at The Palms at Peccole Ranch by calling 866-995-0089.

Picnic Spread

How to Have a Perfect Picnic

Picnic SpreadNow that spring is approaching the Las Vegas area, it’s the perfect time for al fresco dining. Classic picnics are the ultimate way to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors, whether you’re going to your local park or driving out to the desert to see the spring wildflowers blooming after it rains. Following are five tips and tricks designed to help residents of apartments in Las Vegas pack the perfect picnic lunch.

Keep it Simple

Save the gourmet meals for tables set with the best china and illuminate them with candlelight. Picnic fare should be good but simple, and you should be able to eat most of it with your hands. Cold fried chicken is a quintessential picnic classic for a reason — you can’t go wrong with including it in your picnic basket. Sandwiches are other great choices.

Keep it Cool

Don’t forget to include enough bags of ice to keep picnic basket contents cool. Spoilage of certain items means you’re running the risk of developing foodborne illnesses as a result of harmful bacteria growth — and this is not how you want your picnic to be remembered. Even though drinks don’t technically have to be served cold for safety’s sake, most simply taste better that way.

Keep it Covered

Always bring a clean towel or another piece of fabric large enough to keep your picnic basket covered once you’ve reached your destination. Ants, flies and other insects can smell or sense a well-stocked picnic basket from miles away, so don’t let them ruin the party by helping themselves to the food.

Keep it Shady

Outdoor temperatures can be uncomfortably warm in the Las Vegas area during the middle of the day even in spring, so find a nice shady tree to lounge under while enjoying your picnic. You’ll reduce the risk of sunburn to UV ray exposure as well as be more comfortable overall. Don’t forget to wear plenty of sunscreen regardless of how shady your spot is.

Keep it Sweet

End your picnic on a sweet note by enjoying a slice of chocolate cake or freshly baked apple pie.

If you’re looking for a new home to return to after your tasty picnic, give us a call today. We would love to give you a tour of our community.

Resident Center Palms at Peccole Ranch

Give These Decor Trends a Try

Resident Center Palms at Peccole RanchIn our community at the Palms at Peccole Ranch, apartments in Summerlin, NV, outside of Las Vegas, we encourage our residents to make their apartments their homes and express themselves in the way they decorate their homes. Our apartments have amenities you can enjoy whether you live alone, with a roommate, or are starting a family.

Bright Colors

Bright colors have come and gone as design trends over the years, and are hot right now! Can you argue this trend? Bright colors are fun and make your apartment feel light-hearted whether you’re home alone, with family, or entertaining guests.

Hygge

Hygge is the proper spelling of a Danish word pronounced as, “hoo-ga” and translates into English as cuddling together under a blanket on your couch. It can be intimate with a spouse, fun with your children or with separate blankets. It is seen as a fun and comfortable way to chat with friends or watch a movie together. Regardless of how you implement the concept, it will reduce your heating bill and allows for throws, pillows, and blankets to be part of your home décor.

Collections

Collections always show your tastes and interests. A small shelving unit can be the perfect place to rotate and display Barbie dolls, GI Joe figures, Star Wars memorabilia, or yo-yo’s as the case may be. The same system can be used to display family pictures and heirlooms which are clearly meant to be viewed but not touched. Pieces of a collection which are sitting around tend to get broken, but a formal display clarifies their value.

Furniture

Your personal taste in style is reflected with your furniture. The style of furniture you choose is what personalizes your apartment and makes it become your home. Whether you prefer Marine simplicity, Elizabethan formality, Victorian grandiosity, or Neo-Modern clean lines, you can make your apartment more than a place to live, but instead turn it into a home which suits your needs.

Conclusion

Feel free to contact our community and a representative who can answer any questions you may have. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of our community and discuss how we can fill the needs of you and your family.

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