Now THIS is how you do a 40th birthday costume party

Bundling a milestone birthday with Halloween made for an excellent night of costumes, spectacle, performances, and celebrating life in San Francisco. From the world famous singer Lisa Lisa, to contortionists, a champagne girl, tarot card readers, and pole dancers never a dull moment was had. Let's see how costumes and revelry can make a 40th birthday party simply spectacular…

Leech some tropical heat from this super inspiring birthday party in Thailand

Tropical Cuba was the theme for Visanu's destination beachside 40th birthday party in Hua Hin, Thailand. Guests were greeted by salsa dancers and given Cuban hats and accessories to wear to match the tropical decor with golden pineapples, carnations, and gerbera daisies. Custom cocktails included a "Havana Social Club" bar with daiquiris, white sangria, and margaritas on the menu. Don't miss the gelato food truck and freshly made churro station!

You can DIY coloring pages from your own photos

We featured this in-depth tutorial on how to create DIY coloring book pages from your photos for weddings, but they'd kick ass at kids' parties, family gatherings, or just for your own zen coloring needs. Imagine a coloring book or coloring calendar as a holiday gift this year!

Yep, you can totally do this yourself if you have access to a program like Photoshop, GIMP, or Pixlr. My tutorial focuses on Photoshop, but I've linked other program tutorials in the post as well.