The past few weeks have been really busy and exiting (If you missed last week’s post, we were in Reno, NV). So my husband Michael just completed flight school for the Navy — this is a huge accomplishment and I’m obviously, so proud of him!! He’s been in flight school for the past two and a half years and has put so much work into earning those wings of gold. For a while it seemed like flight school would never end and we would never be getting out of Mississippi…but now that it’s all said and done it feels kind of surreal!
This past weekend Michael had his formal winging ceremony here in Mississippi — a winging ceremony is when his aviator wings are pinned on. We had family and friends come in from out of town and attend the winging ceremony and accompanying parties.
It’s kind of hard to see, but this LBD had the prettiest lace bell sleeves. Per usual, I was running around the day before frantically looking for a dress to wear…some things never change!!
Wings of gold for me 😉
On Saturday we had a get-together at our (really) small home. When I was planning this party I tried to find other examples of winging party decorations and only found a few other examples online. So if there are any other spouses planning a winging party — this is what I did!!
^^Obligatory Pinterest inspired American flag tray
^^LOL these colors were supposed to be navy and gold, not black and orange!
I designed the banner on Canva, which is super easy to use. After I made the design, I imported it to Vistaprint and that’s who printed it. Keep an eye out for coupons they usually have them every so often.
Shadow’s bandana design was also created on Canva, and then I had Zazzle print it!
The winging weekend was very busy. Between greeting out of town family and friends, orchestrating travel arrangements to get everyone on base, the family day, winging ceremony, class sponsored party, and then your own personal party, it gets cray cray. My biggest piece of advice is to be organized and make sure all guests know all critical information ahead of time (addresses for dinner, what to wear to each event, time to be places, where to park, etc).
If you are a spouse of a naval aviator (student or otherwise), please reach out!! You can always leave a comment or email me jassamineelaine@ gmail.com. A couple other blogs I follow that are written by spouses of naval aviators are this one and this one 🙂