The Oscars mark the closing of such a glamorous time of year. As we are headed out of winter, I always see this night as a bookend to the luxurious winter season with all its sparkle and celebration. While I haven’t thrown a formal party to date, I go all out with decorating our living area and even set up a red carpet for the annual puppy photo shoot where the Who’s Who in our house begrudgingly sport bow ties and baubles. My rule for attire when watching the Academy Awards (and the hours-long marathon of Red Carpet coverage) is full makeup, outrageous jewelry, and pajamas. While the menu changes from year to year, it should always be an assortment of pretty, small bites (this year, Nathan made sliders) and Champagne is a must. Happy viewing!