100 New Year’s Instagram Captions to Ring in 2023

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Out with the old, in with the new … Instagram photos! It’s probably one of your annual New Year’s traditions to snap a few pics with friends, family or even just by yourself on New Year’s Eve. (When is New Year’s, and how much longer do we have to wait to pour the champagne?) We don’t blame you for wanting to share your sparkling NYE pics with the world. But the trickiest part of posting to Instagram is arguably figuring out the best caption, so we did the work for you. These New Year’s captions are full of hilarious New Year’s wishes, witty one-liners and the most inspirational New Year’s quotes, so you’ll be covered for any type of mood.

Cute New Year’s captions

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1. Out with the old, in with the new.

2. The best endings always have confetti.

3. All dressed up with a whole year to go!

4. Any excuse to wear sequins.

5. May your new year sparkle brighter than the Times Square ball.

6. Less bitter, more glitter.

7. New year, new adventures.

8. Let’s toast and jam.

9. Sip sip, hooray!

10. Pop. Fizz. Clink.

11. Dress for the year you want.

12. Whether the glass is half full or half empty, make sure there’s vodka in it.

13. Cheers to 2023!

14. Sip me baby one more time.

15. IDK about you, but I’m no longer feeling 2022.

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16. New year, same me.

17. See you next year!

18. New year. Same me. Bigger goals.

19. I’m ready for you, 2023.

20. All that glitters is … on my dress. (Hopefully in festive New Year’s colors!)

21. I remember last year like it was yesterday.

22. It’s the final countdown.

23. Cheers to the perfect reason to show off my sparkly dress.

24. Yule rock my world.

25. My New Year’s resolution is to feel this fab every day.

26. In 2023, I want everyone to look at me the way I look at fireworks.

27. I think it’s gonna be a good one.

28. Less pain, more champagne!

29. Cheers to a year even brighter than fireworks.

If you haven’t posted your Christmas photos yet, get inspired with the best Christmas captions.

Funny New Year’s captions

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30. I have 2023 vision!

31. Expecting a clever caption? That was so last year.

32. 9 p.m. is the new midnight.

33. Taking applications for my New Year’s kiss.

34. Cheers to making pour decisions.

35. I haven’t been this excited about a new year since last year.

36. Let’s start off the new year being immediately thankful we’re not in Times Square.

37. My new year’s resolution is 1080 pixels.

38. 365 new days. 365 new excuses.

39. No need to look for your midnight kiss. I’m right here.

40. I’m still the same person I was last year, just hung over.

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

42. New Year’s Eve is the only time I have a bubbly personality.

43. I would lose weight for my New Year’s resolution, but I hate losing.

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44. “Thank U, Next” —Me to 2022

45. This year, my resolution is to be more optimistic, so my glass will remain half full (with rum, vodka or whiskey).

46. My New Year’s resolution this year is to be more selective in making my bad decisions.

47. Just here to find my Troy Bolton.

48. This year, my wish is that everyone gets what they deserve in 2023. *laughs at the camera*

49. Sorry in advance for writing “2022” on everything.

50. 2022, you’re toast.

51. Save water—drink champagne.

52. The new year will be here in a Prosecco.

53. May your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.

54. Why was 6 afraid of 9 on New Year’s Eve? Because 9, 8, 7 …

55. 2022, I think it’s time we see other people.

56. I haven’t posted since last year!

57. I have champagne taste on an apple juice budget.

58. Some people like party poppers—we prefer being party poopers.

59. I would quit drinking this year, but I’m not a quitter.

For even more humorous inspo, check out these best friend captions and funny New Year’s quotes that will have everybody laughing.

Inspirational New Year’s captions

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60. Sometimes all we need is a fresh start.

61. What’s coming is better than what’s going.

62. Thanks for the mems, but time to make more.

63. I’m doing this year for me.

64. Here’s to 12 new chapters!

65. The best is yet to come.

66. Trust the magic of new beginnings.

67. Page one of 365.

68. It’s going to be a glass-half-full kind of year.

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69. And so the adventure begins.

70. My New Year’s resolution is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half full.

71. Cheers to 365 new chances.

72. Here’s to a bright future.

73. Cherish the old and welcome the new.

74. I’m ready for good things.

If you’re celebrating with a significant other, these are the best Instagram captions for couples.

Quotes as New Year’s captions

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

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

77. “525,600 minutes. How do you measure a year in the life?” —Rent

78. “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” —All About Eve

79. “I love when they drop the ball in Times Square. It’s a nice reminder of what I did all year.” Bridger Winegar

80. “In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.” Beyoncé

81. “This could be the start of something new.” —High School Musical

82. “Raise your glass and we’ll have a cheer, my dear acquaintance, a happy new year.” —Regina Spektor

83. “Some people swear there’s no beauty left in the world, no magic. Then, how do you explain the entire world coming together on one night to celebrate the hope of a new year?” —New Year’s Eve, one of our favorite New Year’s movies

84. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

85. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me, and I’m feeling good.” —Nina Simone

86. “I’m wearing the hat. Where’s the party?” Michelle Tanner, Full House

87. “A little party never killed nobody.” Fergie

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

89. “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” Unknown

90. “I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day.” —Taylor Swift

91. “I thought one of the perks of having a family was that you didn’t have to spend New Year’s Eve alone with Chinese food … I am alone with Chinese food.” —Sex and the City: The Movie

92. “You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” Charlie Brown

93. “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” Bill Vaughan

94. “Woke up feelin’ like I just might run for president.” —Lizzo

95. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

96. “Ready? Showtime!” —The Greatest Showman

97. “If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.” —Ratatouille

98. “That’s all.” —The Devil Wears Prada

99. “She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.” —Kate Spade

100. “Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one … Jonah, wake up. The ball’s dropping.” — Sleepless in Seattle

Now that you know which New Year’s caption to choose, check out these selfie captions for all your gram-worthy pictures.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is a former assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who writes about digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pickup lines and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.