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!

Last-minute free digital Halloween party invites for your spooky soiree

Planning a Boos & Booze Halloween or fall bonanza? There's still time to get Halloween party invitations in the mail, but in case you don't have time to get to it or just run in a more digital crowd, I've found some seriously adorably creepy free digital Halloween party invites that will entice everyone to your hair-raising fête. Evite-style invites are still totally a thing and help keep waste to a minimum. Plus: FREE!

Illuminate your next garden party with these glowing summer party lights

UK readers: this one's for you! We've partnered with a seriously fun company that sells every kind of light you can imagine — from lighted bottle coolers to cool patio lights to sleek and modern lighting for your home. We decided to highlight a few of our favorites for a roundup of summer party lights for your summer BBQs and chic evening soirees indoors or outdoors.

Here are some to peruse…

Super sweet host & hostess gifts to bring to all your summer parties and BBQs

You're probably lining up a whole lot of BBQs, summer parties, and general merriment now that the weather's finer and we're all in vacay mode (even if we're just dreaming about it!). The best way to ensure that you keep getting an invite to those swankier parties is to bring a host/ess gift. They're putting work into hosting and feeding y'all, so it's a nice gesture.

Here are some of my favorite ways to say, "thanks for letting me eat, drink, and be merry with you!"

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.