New Year's Eve is often thought of as the biggest party night of the year, a holiday meant for lots of champagne, lots of people, lots of dancing, and a very late bedtime. That's all well and good, but what if, uh, you don't want to go out? Staying in isn't always thought of as the most fun New Year's Eve option, but it certainly has its advantages: you get to save money (bars are expensive on Dec. 31!), you can relax in your PJs, and you don't have to deal with annoying crowds. Staying home doesn't have to mean "boring," though — you can still do something Instagram worthy to post, and you can make it even more interesting with a funny Instagram caption about spending New Year's Eve at home. After all, being able to laugh at yourself always makes a good caption.
Where to start? There are tons of caption ideas if you're going out, from funny puns about all the bad decisions you'll make or celebratory quotes about being with all of your friends, but for staying in? The options can seem kind of dismal. They don't have to be! There are lots of ways to show off your homebody status on New Year's Eve in a way that will make everyone giggle. Throw on some cute sweatpants, grab your pet for a snuggle sesh, and snap a shot with your favorite snacks and whoever is by your side. Here are a few funny Instagram caption ideas if you're staying home to inspire you:
"To be an ideal guest, stay at home." - E.W. Howe
Accompanied by you, hanging alone, living your best lazy life.
"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
Obviously you need to order Chinese food in order to make this caption work.
Let's not spend New Year's Eve figuring out where to spend New Year's Eve.
No plans on NYE? No worries.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
This works even if you aren't officially middle age - all you need to do is be in your PJs on the couch.
Avoid noisy, expensive, overhyped New Year's Eve parties by hanging out at home wondering what you're missing at those parties.
Make a joke literally everyone will relate to.
My New Year's resolution? Sleep more.
Under a shot of you being incredibly lazy. Hey, you're starting your resolutions before everyone else!
Everything is better in your pajamas.
Obviously with a picture of you in pajamas.
Here's to pretending that anything changes when the new year does.
Because if you never go out, why would it be different on New Year's Eve?
"I would say 'happy new year,' but it's not happy; it's exactly the same as last year except colder." - Robert Clark
This really works if you're bundled up on the couch due to freezing temps outside.
I just don't want to look back and think, "I could have eaten that."
Under a snap of you surrounded by your favorite junk food items.
The only thing getting "lit" tonight are my winter-scented candles.
Making yourself cozy with a blanket and your favorite candle? This is the perfect caption for you.
Namastay in bed.
Bringing in the new year the most zen way possible!
"My resolution was to read more so I put the subtitles on my TV." - Unknown
Obviously under a photo of you watching TV.
My New Year's resolution is to stop lying to myself about making lifestyle changes. Once a homebody? Always a homebody.
Hey, you're just being real.