Summer Fun Ideas and a Banana Boat Kit Giveaway

This past weekend we took advantage of the heat and invited some friends over for a playdate and a Banana Boat 101 Days of Summer party.  Now most of my friends have younger kids so we didn’t really play the games etc. but rather we sat around and discussed mommy stuff like sun protection, food, our kids etc.  The kids did play together and had a ton of fun.

We kicked off the party by me handing out great gift bags from Banana Boat that included a tube of the Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen, a frisbee and a $1.00 off coupon.  Some of my party goers were super excited about the Natural Reflect Sunscreen.


The Banana Boat Frisbees were super exciting for some of the kids.


While the heat got to others but they slept soundly because they knew they were protected by Banana Boat.


 The older ones that were able to and even a couple adults took the time and advantage of the pool to take a dip and cool off.  They all slathered on the Banana Boat Natural Reflect sunblock before they climbed into the pool and we were reassured by the fact that the kids could be in the water up to 80 minutes so our kids were well protected.  This is always my biggest fear is that they won’t be protected enough in the water.

The Banana Boat Natural reflects kids sunscreen is SPF 50 which is an awesome sting free, tear free lotion.  It is a thick lotion so you can spread it rather then just watching it run down your kids body.  It goes on smooth though, is scent free and doesn’t leave my kids feeling like grease balls.

The afternoon fun continued with lots more laughs and playing until our friends were ready to go to home and escape the heat.

Banana Boat is challenging parents from across the country to take the 101 Days of Summer Play pledge.  You can take the pledge on the Banana Boat Facebook page.  The pledge is parents making a commitment to enable and encourage their kids to play outside this summer.  Each pledge triggers a donation of one bottle of Banana Boat Natural Reflect Lotion to the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp a nonprofit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses.

The Banana Boat Natural reflect sunscreen can be purchased for kids, baby and regular for $11.49 for a 4 OZ tube at mass, grocery and drug retailers.

To facilitate this post and host the party I got a really great party pack that included a Frisbee, cup, towel, hat, t-shirt, the three different Banana Boat sun screens and more as well as the prize packs mentioned above that my party goers received.

Banana Boat is going to give one of my readers a Banana Boat Prize Pack like my party guests received pictured above.

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  1. Cassie Charman says:

    my family has fun in the sun by camping and going to the beach whenever we get a chance! the park is also always a huge hit!

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    Nothing says fun in the sun like a garden hose. We like running through the sprinkler, blowing bubbles, playing in the sandbox and bug hunting

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  50. Brandy says:

    We love to go hiking