50 New Year’s Instagram Captions That Will Help You Ring in 2021

Isabel Garcia
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From House Beautiful

To put it mildly, this year has been full of unexpected challenges. And a new beginning can't come soon enough. While how you celebrate the holiday might look different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time ringing in 2021. Whether you stay in and watch your favorite movies or celebrate with a festive cocktail and a sparkly balloon wall, New Year’s Eve is the best time to capture your first photos of the new year. If you want your Instagram captions to be as good as your pictures, we’ve got you covered. From jokes and song lyrics to inspiring quotes and clever sayings, here are the best New Year’s quotes to usher in 2021.

Clever Captions

  1. “The new year will be here in a Prosecco”

  2. “New year, same me.”

  3. “Save water; drink Champagne.”

  4. “It’s going to be a glass-half-full kind of year.”

  5. “Cheers to making pour decisions.”

  6. “I remember last year like it was yesterday.”

  7. “May your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.”

  8. “I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person.”

  9. “I would quit drinking Champagne for my New Year’s resolution, but nobody likes a quitter.”

  10. “Cheers to the people who love us, the losers who lost us, and the lucky ones who still get to meet us.”

  11. “Why was 6 afraid of 9 on New Year's Eve? Because 9, 8, 7”

  12. “I'm still the same person I was last year—now I'm just hungover.”

  13. “Sorry in advance for writing ‘2020’ on everything.”

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Photo credit: Carol Yepes - Getty Images

Cute and Uplifting Captions

  1. “Any excuse to wear sequins.”

  2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey

  3. “New Year's Eve is the only time I have a bubbly personality.”

  4. “Page 1 of 365.”

  5. “New year, new adventures.”

  6. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.” —Steve Harvey

  7. “Pop. Fizz. Clink.”

  8. “Bring on the bubbly.”

  9. “Less bitter, more glitter.”

  10. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now.” —The Incredibles

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Song Lyrics

  1. “Thank u, next” —Ariana Grande

  2. “The best is yet to come” —Frank Sinatra

  3. “If at first you don’t succeed (first you don’t succeed)/Dust yourself off, and try again” —Aaliyah

  4. “Live your life with arms wide open/Today is where your book begins” —Natasha Bedingfield

  5. “It was the end of a decade/But the start of an age” —Taylor Swift

  6. “I ain’t gonna live forever/I just want to live while I’m alive” —Bon Jovi

  7. “If I'm shinin’, everybody gonna shine (yeah, I’m goals)” —Lizzo

  8. “Don’t stop believin’/Hold onto that feeling” —Journey

  9. “Oh, what a world, don’t wanna leave/All kinds of magic all around us, it’s hard to believe” —Kacey Musgraves

  10. “Kissing the old year out/Kissing the new year in”—Bing Crosby

  11. “I'm singing carpe diem/ I'm saying seize the day/ Come on, let's live forever/ It's New Year's Day” —Bon Jovi

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Photo credit: Carol Yepes - Getty Images

Inspiring Quotes

  1. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare

  2. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela

  3. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. —And next year’s words await another voice.” —T.S. Elliot

  4. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato

  5. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” —Thomas Jefferson

  6. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou

  7. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” —Paulo Coelho

  8. “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” —Anne Frank

  9. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” —Henry David Thoreau

  10. “Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

  11. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” —E.E. Cummings

  12. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” —C.S. Lewis

  13. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” —David Bowie

  14. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot

  15. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” —Paulo Coelho

  16. "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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