dessertsIt's almost that time of year again! Here comes the endless number of holiday parties you will be asked to attend. Of course, you can't attend a gathering empty-handed, and what else do people love more than desserts?!

If you're starting to think about the holiday parties you'll be invited to and want to bring something with you that will surely knock everyone's socks off, here are a few ideas for winter desserts that will please everyone and make your treat a crowd favorite.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Why not get a little creative and bring an ice cream bar to your upcoming holiday party? Even if you're not hosting the party yourself, it doesn't take a lot to set up shop in someone else's home. All you'll need for your DIY ice cream bar is some plastic spoons, containers, the ice cream itself, and a few fixings. You can bring holiday-themed sprinkles that pertain to the specific day you're celebrating. There are also lactose-free and nut-free ice cream options that will allow for everyone to indulge. 90% of United States households regularly eat a frozen treat, so an ice cream bar is definitely something that would be a hit.

Cookies
Another suggestion for desserts to bring to a holiday party is cookies. There are so many different recipes for cookies out there, that the possibilities are endless. You can make sugar cookies in the shape of holiday-related items with a cut-out, use different colored frosting that relates to the holiday you are celebrating, or just stick with the standard chocolate chip cookie that everyone knows and loves.

Cheesecakes
Something that's a little on the healthier side of desserts is a cheesecake. Cheesecake is an easy treat to bring because you can stick with the plain base and update it with different fruits and other toppings. This would be a good choice if you know that there will be a lot of other food around to feast on. It's a lighter dessert than most and can be easily combined with healthy fruit toppings.

If you've been invited to a holiday party and decide to bring a sweet treat, take a look at the suggestions above. They're classic choices that are guaranteed to make a great impression.