How to be Prettier: Start using anti-wrinkle cream now. It is never too early to prevent aging. Nothing fancy or super expensive--just buy something from the drugstore to rub on your smile lines, eye area, and neck area a few times a week before bed.
How to be less Awkward: New Year's Eve is Valentine's Day in disguise. Start planning what you are doing now. Do not be awkward and have no plans, or, alternatively, be the only person at the party with no one to snuggle up with as the clock strikes 12.