Summer Fun 101 With Banana Boat – Frugal Novice

Summer Fun 101 With Banana Boat


I’m extremely fair-skinned and have always been prone to sunburns, so sunscreen has always been an important element to me for outdoor activities. The boys seem to have inherited Brian’s skin tone more than mine – they’re more apt to tan than burn. But still, it’s important to us to keep our whole family’s skin safe when we’re having fun outside this summer.

Banana Boat, a long-respected name in sunscreen, ahs recently released their new Natural Reflect brand. These products are 100% naturally-sourced mineral sunscreens active with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide – and they’re paraben-free. But not only are they natural, they’re also effective. They underwent extensive testing in seven real-life conditions – sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand, and 100 degree heat – to ensure sun protection.

Banana Boat is very focused on safe summer fun, and they’re running a 101 Days of Summer Play campaign. As part of this, we got to host an outdoor party and share Banana Boat with our friends! We decided to have a picnic at the park, and the Texas weather even cooperated with us – it was a mild 90-degree evening, rather than the 104 temps we had the previous weekend.

All the drinks – had to have plenty to stay cool!

Our friends’ daughter scoped out where she wanted to play first.

C enjoyed talking to his shadow… or the playground… or both. Regardless, he had a lot to say!

Banana Boat tote bag, filled with supplies.

Amanda and Rea had a conversation. :)

Baby Finley hangs out – literally – with her mom Kara!

Amanda and her family with their Banana Boat goodie bags, which included a full-size tube of sunscreen and a Banana Boat frisbee, along with a $1.00 off coupon.

Rea and her frisbee, which was almost as big as she is!

Visit Banana Boat’s Facebook page to take the 101 Days of Summer Play Pledge. For each pledge Banana Boat will donate one bottle of Natural Reflect lotion to The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp – a non-profit Summer camp and year round center serving children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. Banana Boat has also teamed up with natural living expert Sara Snow. Head over to their Facebook page for her weekly activity suggestion, weekly prizes and a grand prize trip via their photo contest. And of course, don’t forget to visit the Banana Boat site for more information on all of their products.

Banana Boat wants you to have a chance to get in on all the summer fun, so I’m getting to host a giveaway for a Banana Boat goodie bag right here! This will end Saturday, June 23!

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I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Banana Boat® 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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  • Kathlyne June 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I use sunscreen every day!

  • Kimberly Hilbert June 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I’d use it the most in my backyard!

  • Chrystal J. June 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    While I’m out in the yard.

  • Erica C. June 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I’d use it the most when biking on local trails.

  • bryan June 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    yes plz

  • Sonya June 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    We’d use it at Great America and on hikes!

  • R Hicks June 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    on our pool trips!
    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  • Melina Ramirez June 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    We would use the sunscreen to go to the water park

  • Vicki Lynn June 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I use sunscreen anytime I am out doors for more than 10mins., we redheads tend to burn easy

  • lynn June 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    at the pool!

  • Carolyn G June 22, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I would use it in our garden

  • Jennifer M June 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Definitely at the pool.

  • Carolyn Daley June 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I would use it at the pool and themeparks the most.

  • Kayla June 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    We’d use it at the beach!

  • Lori R. June 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    (I know this contest is over, but …) I actually use the kids version of this sunscreen on my face when I go walking — it works really well!

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