Gwen Stefani knows how to do Christmas, even if it was technically a day late. The singer, her boyfriend Blake Shelton, her three boys, and her extended family all gathered at her Los Angeles home on December 26th to celebrate the holiday, and they Christmased at an impressive level.
Stefani shared the extensive celebration with her fans on Instagram via pics and videos, and the day was filled with tons of food, music, and family. There was even some PDA, with Stefani giving Shelton some kisses on the cheek.
The Rich Girl singer started off by posting a video of her immaculately decorated table set for an army of guests, complete with bouquets of red roses and seat assignments labeled with cookies.
Fans also got a glimpse of Stefani’s boys – Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4 – and their tiny “Christmas dog” named Ginger.
But, the star of her holiday posts was the food, and there was a lot of it. The Italian family cooked a mountain of food, including gourmet-looking bread (which Stefani took credit for) and an over-the-top dish called a Timpano pasta dome.
Basically, a Timpano past dome is a meaty pasty bake wrapped and baked in pizza dough, and it’s incredibly labor intensive but totally worth it. The dome presentation is impressive, and they had two of them.
Shelton helped with the Timpano by removing the domes from the oven and flipping them upside down. Then, he carved the domes for their guests.
Stefani, Shelton, and their guests also gathered for a rendition of O Holy Night before everyone ended up in Rudolph costumes.
As for Shelton and Stefani’s gift exchange, we don’t exactly know what they got each other for Christmas, but we do know there wasn’t an engagement ring involved.
According to Hollywood Life, the two are a match made in heaven, but they aren’t rushing to the altar.
“Gwen is actually relieved that Blake didn’t propose during their Christmas celebrations,” says an insider. “She really wanted to make the day about her children and the whole family, and feels a proposal would have taken away from that. Gwen wouldn’t have liked making the day all about her when Christmas is supposed to be all about family.”
The day before Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani celebrated with family, Stefani made a glamorous appearance at the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade where she performed Winter Wonderland from her album You Make It Feel Like Christmas.