Busy Philipps Shares Ideas and Tips for Unique, Kid-Friendly Activities to Ensure the Entire Family Enjoys the “Best Summer Ever”
Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps got her nickname “Busy” because as an infant she was always moving. Now a wife and mom of two daughters, she’s still as active as ever.
As a working mom balancing chaotic schedules, Busy wants to make sure her kids have a fun-filled summer this year. Along with some of the typical activities that include heading to the beach, flying kites and taking family hikes, she has some other interesting ideas for how to have the “Best Summer Ever” while also keeping her family protected from harmful UV rays.
Other unique ideas for the “Best Summer Ever” include:
• Hosting a backyard beach party with sun protection centerpieces including rhinestone visors, sun glasses and sunscreen
• Entertaining friends and family at a local park
• Setting up a bike wash and raising money for a local charity
• Creating mermaid towels for a slumber pool party
Busy also wants to remind parents that when you’re out having fun in the sun, it’s important to protect your little one’s skin as well as your own. On Friday, May 30th, Busy Philipps will discuss summer activities for families, along with reminders about the tips and tools they’ll need to have the “Best Summer Ever.” Busy will also have information about the Wheel of Fun program launched by Banana Boat® sunscreen, where families can virtually spin the wheel for a chance to win summer fun prizes including a grand prize family trip to a tree house resort.
Want to know more about Busy? Read on…
Busy Philipps struck a chord with critics and audiences early on in her career and has continued to garner attention as a dynamic actress and consistent scene-stealer.
Busy Philipps can currently be seen on TBS’ popular comedy Cougar Town where she plays ‘Laurie Keller’ opposite Courteney Cox. The show was recently picked up for a sixth and final season.
She was recently seen in the comedy romance, A Case of You, starring alongside an all-star ensemble cast including Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Brendan Fraser, Peter Dinklage and Sam Rockwell. The film centers on the world of online dating as a writer embellishes his profile and unexpectedly finds himself trying to live up to his fake persona.
Philipps first garnered attention at the age of 19 in Judd Apatow and Paul Feig’s critically praised series, Freaks and Geeks. For her memorable performance as tough but sympathetic rebel teen ‘Kim Kelly’ in, Philipps crafted one of the most compelling young characters in contemporary television. Following her breakout performance as a budding actress, she has been seen in numerous roles across acclaimed television series’ including a 5-episode arc on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; a major recurring role as the devout Christian med-student ‘Hope Bobeck’ on season 14 of ER; a starring role in the UPN sitcom Love, Inc.; and as a regular in Kevin Williamson’s award-winning coming-of-age series Dawson’s Creek where she starred alongside a notable cast including, James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, and Michelle Williams.
Beyond television, Philipps has had standout film roles including the 2011 release of I Just Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker; the comedy romance He’s Just Not That Into You; and Made of Honor alongside Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan. Other film credits include, the lead role in the Shawn and Marlon Wayans comedy White Chicks; the high school tragedy, Home Room; as well as the teen drama The Smokers; and Anatomy of a Hate Crime for which she impressed critics and fans.
Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. At the age of 18 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University and pursue acting as a career.