Kevin Mazur / Getty Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Happy Thanksgiving from Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani!
The couple celebrates Turkey Day from the place where they made the connection: Oklahoma!
On Instagram Thursday, Stefani, 52, gave fans an insight into their festivities, which included a decorative table setting, festive floral arrangements and delicious cold cuts.
The singer shared several photos of their festivities, as well as a photo of her father Dennis holding a platter of food in a “Stefani” apron.
But perhaps the sweetest moment of all was a video of Shelton, 45, and her 7-year-old son Apollo Bowie Flynn packing their turkey into bacon together. In a follow-up snap, Stefani caught Apollo smiling next to the turkey, fully wrapped in strips of bacon.
Gwen Stefani / Instagram Blake Shelton wraps the turkey in bacon
Gwen Stefani / Instagram Apollo smiles next to the turkey
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Prior to their Thanksgiving celebration, Stefani caught up Entertainment tonight to talk about how she and Shelton would celebrate with their family in what she calls “the best phase of my life.”
“It’s a tradition. My whole family flies out and we have not been back there since the wedding. So I’m really looking forward to it,” Stefani said. (The couple tied the knot in July.)
Gwen Stefani / Instagram Gwen Stefanis father Dennis
Gwen Stefani / Instagram Gwen Stefani’s table is set for Thanksgiving
“We have a new house there. We have a new life there,” she said. “So it’s going to be our first wedding Thanksgiving! Very grateful, very excited.”
Stefani – who shares Apollo, as well as sons Zuma Nesta Rock, 13, and Kingston James McGregor, 15, with ex Gavin Rossdale – said her mother will be around to do some of the cooking, and Shelton will also have a hand in in kitchen.
Amy Sussman / Getty Images Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
“My mom definitely likes to make her turkey her own way. Blake likes to experiment with more smaller turkeys,” she said. “They liked the hot Cheetos turkey a year, and so this year I think they’re making bacon wrapped. I do not know, that’s all the boys talk about the different things they want to do.”
She added: “I know one thing is that we never made mac and cheese, but we make mac and cheese. It’s the new added [food]. Every year, I feel like we’re adding something new. “
As the couple starts new traditions for the holidays, now as a married couple, Stefani explained that Shelton and Stefani are always preparing a “Timpano Pasta Dome” for Christmas.
“Last year we screwed up, I’m sorry! But I hope to make up for last year. We want to make sure we do everything from scratch. We love making memories,” she said before adding, ” We’re going big. “
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What does Stefani want for Christmas, though?
“I just want everyone to be happy and have that moment,” she said. “It feels like there’s a lot of stress in the air and I just want my kids to have the best memories we could ever have together this Christmas, and I know we’ll be able to do that. . “
During last year’s holiday, the country singer shared a photo on Instagram with Stefani, who was his fiancée at the time, and wrote that he had “a lot to be thankful for.”
“What a year we’ve all had, but there’s still plenty to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving to you !!!” he wrote.
They also celebrated a few days after the holiday itself.
Stefani posted a video from a belated holiday dinner on her Instagram story, where she showed the spread of seasonal decor and food, while also capturing Shelton jokingly tossing a bottle of wine. “Oh God!” she said with a laugh as he drank, “He fakes completely!”
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Earlier this month, Shelton remembered his wedding day and opened up to PEOPLE about why Stefanis’ promises meant so much to him.
“What got me was that she was talking about mine [late] brother and my father, as if she had almost known them, “said Shelton.” She did not make it seem like that, but it felt like that when she talked about them. She said she wished they were there and what kind of men she thinks they must have been. Man, that hit me. I could not believe how hard it hit me. “
He added: “I felt at this point that I had been roughed up in a way. I guess I am not because it completely killed me. It’s hard to remember what she said otherwise. I will never forget that feeling. . “
A source also told PEOPLE shortly before that the couple’s romance was going strong.
“Gwen and Blake are fine. They are behaving like newlyweds,” the source said at the time. “They have the best chemistry.”
With Christmas around the corner, the busy couple – Shelton are currently training in season 21 of The voice, while Stefani is working on a new album – looking forward to taking some time off in December and spending the season together.
“Gwen loves Christmas,” the source added. “She can not wait to enjoy some family time.”