Stay-at-Home Family Celebration Ideas for Valentine’s DayJan 29, 2021 ● By Tiffany Hinton
Photo credits Michelle Imbordino
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday for couples and families both as it reminds us to spend quality time together. This year offers families a chance to embrace stay-at-home celebrations and create new and festive ways to enjoy the day.
My family and I decided we would have a festive family dinner at home with all our favorite treats. We will be ordering Lou Malnati’s Gluten-Free Deep Dish and our favorite Garrett’s Popcorn, decorating our home and family dinner table, and making Namaste Foods Chocolate Cupcakes with homemade beetroot frosting. We are going to get dressed up, and to make the day extra fun for our crafty girls, we have decided to ask them to create a special table setting for the family. We will all pour glasses of our favorite bubbly drinks, fizzy soda for the girls and sparkling red wine for Mom and Dad, and have a family toast before dinner and a movie.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate love. And our family loves to bake together. With easy-to-use mixes like the Namaste Chocolate Cake Mix, the kids can easily stir and help prepare so the family can spend quality time together in the kitchen. One box can go a long way. We use half the box to make 12 cupcakes. Follow the instructions on the side to use only 2 cups of the cake mix, saving the remaining for another fun celebration. Our family wanted to share our allergen-sensitive beetroot frosting recipe so you and your family can try it too. We wish you and your family a day filled with love!
Valentine’s Day Beetroot Frosting
1 stick butter or non-dairy substitute
¼ cup coconut palm shortening
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup plant-based milk
(coconut or almond suggested)
1 tsp beetroot powder
Cream butter and shortening together. Add vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar, beetroot powder and plant-based milk in small amounts until it is well mixed. If it gets too stiff, add more plant-based milk and mix until smooth and creamy.
Tiffany Hinton is GF Mom Certified. Connect on social media @GFMomCertified and on the GFMomCertified.com blog for more allergen-friendly living tips.