Holm Style Bridal Shower

by | Apr 4, 2011 | Cocktails, Entertaining

Moss green and fuchsia were the colors of the day

One of the Holm clan is getting married, so naturally there needed to be a wedding shower for the bride-to-be who is marrying into the Holm family.  Yesterday the groom’s sister, Staci, hosted the wedding shower, which was a luncheon that was extremely well done. 

Cran raspberry champagne cocktail

As guests arrived they were served a cran raspberry champagne cocktail (the recipe is below).

Staci had selected fuchsia and moss green as the colors for the shower and did an outstanding job carrying those colors throughout.

Fuchsia and lime green colored napkins, table clothes, and decorations

The food, which was catered by Bud’s Seafood Grille located in Stockton, was outstanding. The marinated and grilled filet mignon medallions were some of the best beef I have ever eaten (and believe me, I eaten a lot of beef!). There were also grilled chicken breasts that were well seasoned and moist.

Food catered by Bud’s Seafood Grille

Marinated and grilled filet mignon medallions. Best.beef.ever.

To the delight of the guests, there were no games except for prizes were given to the people that had the initials of bride and groom on their luncheon and cake plates. I was a very lucky winner and had the initials on both my luncheon and cake plate. I went home with a floral arrangement and a chocolate gift basket.

Cran Raspberry Champagne Cocktail


  • 1 lime, quartered
  • Colored sugar
  • Frozen raspberries (fresh will work too, but the frozen will help chill the drink)
  • 3 parts champagne
  • 1 part cranberry raspberry juice


Rim the glass with the colored sugar by running the fruit side of one of the lime quarters around the rim of the glass to moisten. Roll the moistened rim of the glass in the colored sugar and then dip the rim into the sugar. Hold the glass upside down and dip the rim in the sugar. Drop three or four raspberries into the bottom of the glass. Pour in three parts champagne and one part cranberry raspberry juice. The number of parts used for this drink can be altered for the taste of the individual drinking it (e.g., ½ champagne, ½ juice). Serve.

Rolling the rim of the glass that has been moistened with lime in the colored sugar

Drop three or four frozen raspberries into the glass

Fill with one part juice and three parts champagne

For my sister Nancy and me, getting to attend the shower was sure appreciated as it was a welcome relief after a few days of caring for our mother who recently had surgery. Thanks to our sister Susie for taking on the shift that prevented her from attending. Thank you Staci for a great day!