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Sweeten Your Turkey Day IG Post With These Caption Ideas

Whether you get to celebrate Thanksgiving with family or with friends this year, many photos will be taken. Don’t wait too long to get your host gift, cute outfit, delicious meal, or Instagram post planned out. Thanksgiving is an excuse for you to share your love and appreciation for others. It’s about heart and having a great meal with even better people. 

Everyone’s been there: You’ve finished taking, curating, and editing your latest Instagram post when your usually witty brain draws a blank. Coming up with a suitable caption suddenly seems harder than taking the SAT. Luckily for you, I rounded up 55 of the best Thanksgiving Instagram captions to get you through this year’s Turkey Day. 

  1. Thankful, blessed, and too full to be stressed.
  2. Pies before guys.
  3. Leftovers are for quitters.
  4. Thanksgiving, bringing the best of family dysfunction since 1863.
  5. Red wine pairs well with family functions.
  6. Warning: Delicious food ahead. May cause hunger. 
  7. Eat, drink, nap, repeat.
  8. Is gravy a carb?
  9. The most thankful time of the year.
  10. Together is a wonderful place to be.
  11. Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot.
  12. “It’s not too much food. This is what we’ve been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny, this is our finest hour.” — Gilmore Girls
  13. “What if today, we were grateful for everything?” — Charlie Brown
  14. “You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey. That’s like Fourth of July without apple pie or Friday with no two pizzas.” — Friends
  15. Thanks for being here.
  16. Carry a thankful heart.
  17. Giving thanks to you all year round.
  18. I’m so grateful for these good times and you.
  19. There are so many reasons to be thankful. You’re one of them.
  20. Just me and my cutie pie.
  1. My heart is as full as my plate.
  2. The best attitude is gratitude.
  3. Keep your eyes on the pies.
  4. Love at first bite.
  5. Give thanks and pass the mashed potatoes.
  6. Feast mode.
  7. Hot yam!
  8. Good food + better company = a perfect recipe for Thanksgiving night. 
  9. Currently occu-pied.
  10. Let’s all be thankful for the little things in life.
  11. Am I the drama?
  12. Thankful for the real ones in my life.
  13. Cherished beyond words, Happy Thanksgiving to all!
  14. Feed me pie and tell me I’m pretty.
  15. Thankfulness is the root of all happiness.
  16. Two taste testers are better than one.
  17. Cheers to the long weekend and Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
  18. Fell in love with fall.
  19. Golden leaves, golden thoughts.
  1. Sweater weather.
  2. Best time of the year.
  3. Cinnamon season.
  4. Colder but happier.
  5. Spice, spice, baby.
  6. Up to no gourd.
  7. “It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little emotional scarring.” — Friends
  8. Thankful looks good on you.
  9. But first, we say thanks.
  10. Happiness is homemade.
  11. The apple of my pie!
  12. Time for the stretchy pants.
  13. Caution: This rum may contain some cider.
  14. I yam what I yam.
  15. Thanksgiving is my favorite leg day.
  16. Stop, drop, and pass me a roll.

Have a good time curating your post, and an even better Thanksgiving!

Shay Nicolay

Toronto MU '22

Shayna Nicolay has been a Her Campus National Writer since January 2023. She writes bi-weekly articles as well as covering timely content. She graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University in 2022, where she majored in journalism with a minor in graphic communications. Shayna was a contributing writer for her University's Chapter of Her Campus, and was the Editor-in-Chief of her University magazine, Folio. She also was the editorial intern for fashion content creator, Audree Kate Lopez, where she hired and managed a group of writers, ran the WordPress website, wrote and edited articles, and helped with social media copy. Shayna loves walks in nature, bingeing the newest TV show, beading jewelry, and is a mental health advocate. She loves storytelling and media, so content creation comes naturally to her. For the best memes, mental health tips, and bisexual visibility, follow Shayna @shaynicolay on Instagram and @shaynanicolay on TikTok.