BAM! Justice Turns One! DIY Superhero First Birthday Party

April 09, 2021

When Justice was born, it was during the peak time of Covid. It sucks that a year had passed and the pandemic is still not over yet. With the lockdown in place, we didn't get to celebrate his first birthday with all his family and friends. So I went all out and tried to make it special for him. 

It took me a while to nail down the party theme. I wanted something cute and fitting, just like his golden pineapple 100 days milestone celebration party. Then, it hit me. What's more fitting than leveraging his name and turn it into a theme for his own milestone? I mean his IG handle is @Sueper.Justice after all.
 
DIY Superhero First Birthday Bash

I can't believe my baby is 1-year old already! He's achieved so much in his first year and I'm so proud of him!




















DIY Superhero First Birthday Party

For his party, I went for the DIY route (again). I love to stretch those creative muscles and get all crafty. After the success of making a balloon garland last time, I'm in love with having it as party decor. This time, I actually made it with a balloon kit I got from Olive and Hare. And boy, it was a lifesaver! I didn't have to search high and low for balloons to match the decor. Everything came packaged nicely and ready for me to assemble. The balloon arc decorating strip that came with the kit really helped to assemble the garland a lot easier. You can also buy the strip separately here.

To save me some time and be more environmentally responsible,  I reused the backdrop that I made for my gender reveal party. All I did was swapping out the pink streamers from it with the yellow and it instantly looked like a completely different backdrop. Glad that I kept it in the storage for a year! 



Superhero First Birthday Party - DIY Balloon Garland and streamers backdrop
DIY Balloon Garland and Streamers Backdrop. Superhero banner made with my Cricut.





DIY Superhero Party Outfit with No-sew cape
DIY Superhero Party Outift with No-Sew Cape









I couldn't really have a superhero-themed party without having Justice be the superhero. It might be easier if I just buy him a superhero outfit to wear for the party but I wanted customization. I enjoyed having total creative freedom like designing his Super J logo. I first, designed the logo using Illustrator then cut it out onto some HTVs using my Cricut machine. Then I ironed it onto a blue toddler t-shirt that I purchased from Michael’s.

And, of course, a superhero needs his cape! I found this nice red fabric with a nice sheen from Walmart for less than $8. I trimmed the fabric with a fabric cutter and traced a neckline using the bottom of a trash bin. My original idea was to sew two pieces of fabric together so that it'd become a doubled layered cape. But because my sewing machine broke, I ended up using heat tape to bond the two fabrics together. It worked perfectly and way better than using a hot glue gun! I then finished off by sticking velcros with adhesive backings to the ends. My no-sew superhero cape was done!


I also baked him a 2-tier carrot cake and decorated using homemade marshmallow fondant and handmade cake toppers. The top tier was for his little cake smash. But no epic smashing happened, he much preferred bending over to chow down the cake on the table instead. Check out my post on how I made the marshmallow fondant here.
DIY Superhero Cake with marshmallow fondant and handmade cake toppers
Homemade carrot cake with marshmallow fondant and handmade cake toppers


DIY Superhero Cake with marshmallow fondant and handmade cake toppers
Handmade cake toppers made with my Cricut

DIY Superhero Cake with marshmallow fondant and handmade cake toppers
His little "cake smash" with the top tier




DIY Superhero First Birthday Milestone Chalkboard
It was so fun designing this milestone chalkboard with the Superhero theme!

DIY Superhero First Birthday Party

DIY Superhero First Birthday Party

DIY Superhero First Birthday Party


I'm so happy with how everything turns out and he had a blast! His first birthday party is not only a celebration for him but also for Will and me as parents! We survived our first year! Woot! Looking forward to many more parties to host and DIY in the future! 


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11 comments

  1. As parents we go out of our way to make our kids happy. Giving them something different on special occassions is the way to go. Happy birthday, Super Justice...

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  2. this is so lovely. firstly kudos to effort and creativity .it shows how much effort and involvement you put in. It have me ideals as well.

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  3. I love how fun your little boy's party looked. I like the colors plus how neat everything looked.

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  4. Aahhh happy 1st birthday little one. It looks like you went all out and he had a fab day.

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  5. Love this! Such a great idea for a birthday theme. Nice that eveything turned out, too.

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  6. Happy 1st birthday! These are such cute decorations and I love love LOVE that cake. Your son looks so cute as a superhero!

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  7. Happy birthday little one! Enjoy your year and always be a good boy. I really love everything here. The designs are so nice and creative. This is a nice idea to celebrate birthdays at home. Thanks!

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  8. You did an amazing job. I have being baking for years but I can't imagine decorating a cake like that. Kudos girl.

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  9. Omg, I love this cake! You guys did an amazing job. And kids grow up sooo fast, I remember when y'all dressed him as noodles for Halloween it was the cutest thing ever

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  10. I am glad that it went well and that your little enjoy enjoyed it! It is a cute idea!

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  11. Justice is so cute! Look at the little superhero! The decorations look amazing.

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