My favorite new trend for parties is the "cookies and milk" bar. Sure, cakes are great and cupcake towers and candy stations are ever-growing in popularity, but if you ask me cookies are the next "it-factor" for weddings and showers. They're super simple and totally portable making them perfectly suited for dessert tables and even take-home favors. Plus there are so many ways to make them your own: choose a family recipe or flavor that represents the guest of honor, color coordinate them to match a theme (blue icing for a baby-boy shower anyone?), add labels, fun straws and even a to-go jug of milk and you've created an oh-so-adorable item that's sure to be a hit. Eat this sweet trend up before the sugar high runs out.