For my son's "Baby" Dedication Party, I knew I wanted to use the navy & aqua color scheme, but that's all I knew. I knew we needed more than just a color scheme, but I was at a loss of what to do.
We are a bit of a non-traditional family, in that, we traveled to Africa to bring our son home. He was 5 when we adopted him, & he has since turned 6, learned English, & completed K4 & K5 (in just one short year.) He is our little miracle! I wanted to include his preferences & likes as much as possible in the party. Since he is old enough to tell me his likes & dislikes, I went to the source! We chose to use his favorite animal, the elephant, and incorporate that into our existing color scheme. He was a very active part of the party planning & prepping, & he had a blast!