I have been thinking the same way lately. Why waste calories at a party on stuff you could have any time like chips and salsa? Pick something you normally dont see all the time and indulge, just make it a part of your plan calorie wise and you shouldnt gain! Thats part of my plan now too!
It seems like a lot of us are going to work on the baking. I know most people get cookies from everyone so nobody is going to miss mine! Teachers/neighbors would rather have something else I am sure!