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Banana Boat Pool Party and Giveaway

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
• Oxybenzone-free
• Paraben-free
• 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.”

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Emily Buys


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