Sometimes you need a giant sense of humor to get through Thanksgiving and to cope with all the drama that can unfold — like when you drive 200 miles to eat dinner with relatives who pull out endless "back in my day" rebukes. In my family, you need to be funny to keep up with the sarcasm and silly jokes that take get tossed around the dinner table. And don't forget the Thanksgiving finale: the social media posts — better be on your A game for those. Whether your holiday is fun and relaxing or stressful, funny Thanksgiving Instagram captions can a fabulous distraction both during the celebration and for the ride home and day after.
There are a couple key ingredients in a truly funny Thanksgiving Instagram caption: truth, smarts, relevance, and a killer visual. Keep your phone in hand and stay alert during the your Thanksgiving visit to capture the perfect moment. Also keep in mind that sometimes humor is in the eye of the beholder, like when we played hide and seek with my four year old niece and thought it would be funny if we all left the house while she counted to ten. She wasn't laughing at that one, though her dad and uncles were. And sometimes humor can be found in the most stressful of times. Your mom probably won't appreciate your stopping to photograph the cranberry sauce your daughter has smudged all over her dress, her face and her hair, but that extra minute to take the pic will be worth it when you post it later in the day with the caption, "My daughter, the red head. And face. And shirt."
If your goal is to come up with a funny Instagram post come Thanksgiving, take a look at a few of these and use them as is or as a jumping off point for your own turkey day caption. Or just open yourself to the comedy gods and see what comes your way on Thanksgiving Day.