Not much beats a refreshing and fun pool party on a hot day. Yesterday I got to have some of my very favorite people over to my mom’s house, for a Banana Boat Pool Party, as part of the Banana Boat® Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion 101 Days of Summer Play party!. I think we had over 20 people there, including adults. We picked the perfect day to spend in the pool, because the weather has started heating up here in Northern California.
As you may be able to tell from other family photos I have posted, I have 4 red-headed children, which means FAIR SKIN!! My husband isn’t too horribly fair, but I am. I do not tan well, but I most certainly burn. My kids and all have been kissed by the sun many times, with are various freckles. Everytime my boys go out in the sun, I swear they come in with more freckles than they left with. Having good sun protection is super important to me because I worry about my babies burning, and becoming so freckle-ridden that you can’t see their faces! Little Girl has just a few freckles right now, but I’m sure more are coming.
The new Banana Boat Sunscreen Natural Reflect Lotion has been tried and tested in real life situations, to make sure we get the coverage we need. Some of the features of this new sunscreen:
100% naturally-sourced mineral sunscreen active with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
• Gentle on sensitive and delicate skin
• Proven! ffective against sunburn and to help prevent long-term skin damage
• Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
• Water resistant
• Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation
To help me host my day of fun in the sun, Banana Boat provided me with a fabulous large canvas bag, which held all of our outdoor supplies: towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and Banana Boat frisbee. We were all set for a day of fun. They also provided me with 10 goodie bags to give out to my guests. Each bag had a bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen, 50SPF, Banana Boat coupon, as well as a frisbee. My friends were so excited for their goodie bags, and the encouragement to keep having fun in the sun, all summer long.
As part of the fun in the pool, we played a little hula hoop frisbee came. Before kids jumped off of the diving board, they had their turn to jump and throw the frisbee into a hula hoop, laying in the water. We had a boat for the smaller kids to float around in, with the help of one of the mommas. It was a seriously great time. When the kids were ready to take a break from the pool, they cooled off with some otter pops and rice krispie treats.
Growing up I used to think that sunscreen was only important when the sun is really bright, but I have since learned that it is important to wear sunscreen many other times. Those tricky overcast days are ones where you really want to be protected. The sun can get you when you least expect it. Don’t let the heat and sun stop you from getting outside and playing with the kiddos though. What kinds of things do you do to keep protected from the sun?
Be sure to head to the Banana Boat® brand Facebook page, to pledge to enable and encourage your children to play outside in the sun every day, all season long. The very cool part of making the pledge is that each pledge triggers a donation of one bottle of Banana Boat® Natural Reflect Lotion, to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is a nonprofit residential summer camp and year round center serving children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.
One Clever Housewife reader will win a Banana Boat Kit. To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will end at 12:01am EDT on June 21st.
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“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of BananaBoat® Sun Care and received a party kit to facilitate my review, party kits to give to my guests, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
We love to swim. Just being outside is something I try to make the kids do everyday.
Would love to win this. I have already bought two cans of sunblock and need more now.!
We love fishing or swimming. As long as we are outside we are happy.
Our favorite thing to do is swim!
Would love to win this! My 2 toddlers and I spend a ton of time outdoors every day and this would really help!
Swimming and hiking are my favorite things to do in the summer.
I love to spend the day at an Amusement Park!!
I love swimming!
Our favorite thing to do is stay by the pool or go to the lake during the summer
Best part of summer is going to the beach 🙂
My kids are waterbabies!!
I like lawn games that you can do in a group, like badminton or bocce.
We like to go to dollywood or the water park. Sprinklers are fun too!
Going to the pool!
My family and I love to go camping w/ all the xtra outside activities in the summer!
I love to swim!
Go play outside, then get in the pool!
I love working in my garden and playing in the pool with the kids (who would live in it if they could)
We love to swim!
Love swimming and camping!
I have fair skin with lots of freckles, so I am a sunscreen wearer every day!
We are a sprinkler kind of family!
We love to play soccer, baseball and swim or use the slip n slide or sprinkler!
I love sit in the sun and relax
Having friends and family over at our pool and having BBQ.
My favorite thing to do would be to hang out at the beach. Too bad there isn’t one anywhere nearby.
My favorite thing to do outside in the summer is a toss up between riding my horse at the barrel race or taking the boat out on the lake.
My son and I love to have watergun/hose fights in the backyard after he plays in his sandbox!
Hitting up the beach or going swimming!
My favorite thing to do is swimming on a hot summer day!!!
We love playing outside in the sprinklers and on the slip n slide!
My kids aren’t the ones who burn–I am! Now they are on my case!
We spend most of the summer in our pool.
I love to sit in the shade and listen to all the sounds around me.
I like to do yardwork for some reason.
We love to swim or hike
Swimming, fishing & camping
swimming in the pool!
We have had so much rain this summer
swimming in the pool!
Love spending time with my family…anything we do outside as long as we are together is a good time no matter what season it is ;0)
We love to swim.
We like to garden & swim in our pool
BBQ’ing w friends and family
swim at the pool or lake
swim and play volleyball
Oh, I don’t know if I can pick just one thing.. .we love summers and being outside. We love to spend the day at the beach, we love going to the park to play and picnic, we love the zoo and sprayground. We love spending time with family in the backyard.. bbq and lawn games.
I love being at the beach!
swimming at the pool
I have many summer activities that I love but spending the day on the water with my family is my favorite.
Go to the beach!