I had the super hero party idea, but Creative Imaginations - Super Hero Collection paper was the real inspiration. It made the whole party click and come together. I add a few small things here and there and BAM! Party!
We had the party in the evening and served cupcakes and desserts. I used the sticker sheets to create fun cupcake picks and the word blurb paper everywhere! The colors were vintage super hero - reds, blues and yellows. I used the large superhero emblem as my template to create a simple "Happy Birthday" banner (sorry, no picture!) and hung the colored streamers in the main rooms of the house.
We sent the cousins and friends home with little goodie bags with superhero coloring books, crayons and tattoos. The adult guests also when home with a little snack.
The party was small, but special - our little guy was the center of the celebration and it was just big enough to make it special but small enough for it to be remembered. First birthday parties can be tricky since the little ones won't remember them, but regardless of whether you go "all out" or keep it small, they are a great excuse to get friends and family together.