Ring in the New Year on a sweet note by hosting a dessert party. Invite friends to stop by late in the evening for a selection of delectable sweets, served with sparkling wine. This menu is easy on the cook because you can prepare everything in advance, from rich bourbon truffles to a tangy lemon tart. Just arrange everything on a buffet table, pop open the bubbly and let the party begin. You'll have plenty of time to relax and mingle with your guests before the clock strikes midnight.