Your baby's first Thanksgiving will be full of magical moments to share on Instagram.
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Perfect Captions For Baby's 1st Thanksgiving

This is a day you’ll want to share for sure.

by Romper Staff
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There are few things cuter or more important than your baby's firsts, but baby's first Thanksgiving is especially poignant. Coming up with Instagram captions for baby’s first Thanksgiving requires more thinking than a sleep-deprived parent is used to, but come on: You can't bypass a holiday like Thanksgiving with an emoji as a caption.

The trick is that you need to know your audience. If you're going to joke about how your baby hated Aunt Ida's lumpy mashed potatoes, or how the plate in your cousin Randy's head has made him somewhat of an unpredictable personality around the little ones, you want to be sure that those people don't follow you on Instagram. Perhaps save those remarks for the group chat with your siblings, where you completely rip into all of the crappy foods that your aunt tried to pass off as edible while you all just drank the good wine you brought. By sticking to captions with appropriate first Thanksgiving quotes, you’ll keep the holiday spirit alive on your Instagram feed (and keep your relationships in tact).

In all fairness, though, it can be hard to come up with meaningful first Thanksgiving captions when you’re emerging from a food coma after too much turkey. So, here are some Instagram captions that just reflect how thankful and joyful you are on this holiday to be with your baby.


Baby’s first Thanksgiving outfit photo captions

  • Cuter than a pumpkin.
  • Baby’s first Thanksgiving ‘fit.
  • Hey there, cutie pie.
  • “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth
  • My first Thanksgiving.
  • The cutest turkey.
  • Why wear stretchy pants on Thanksgiving when you can wear no pants at all?
  • “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey, Bossypants
  • My little turkey.
  • “It's way too early for him to be talking anyhow, but I see in his eyes something, and I see in his eyes a voice, and I see in his eyes a whole new set of words.” – Sherman Alexie
  • “I’m in a glass case of emotion.” (There is nary a situation where an Anchorman quote cannot be used.)
  • “For one so small, you seem so strong. My arms will hold you, keep you safe and warm, This bond between us can’t be broken, I will be here, don’t you cry.” – Phil Collins, “You’ll Be In My Heart”


Baby’s first Thanksgiving meal photo captions

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  • This baby agrees: canned cranberry sauce is way better than fresh.
  • In this house, we save room for dessert.
  • “I feel a very unusual sensation — if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  • Good vibes and good pies.
  • She was the total package: smart, beautiful, tremendous appetite.
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson
  • Oh baby, this is your first real food fight. Your best bet is to get to the cornucopia first, and take out all the competitors with your elbows to get the best slices of pie.
  • Gobble till you wobble.
  • “You don't understand. You don't understand because you don't understand liberty. You don't understand freedom. So you put a crack in my arm like the crack in the Liberty Bell! You hear me?”– Talladega Nights, for when they take their clothes off at the table.
  • “One time I drank an entire bottle of vinegar. I thought it was terrible wine.” – Leslie Knope, Parks & Recreation (to go along with a picture of your baby hating the food they’ve been given.)


Baby’s first Thanksgiving family portrait photo captions

  • “I sustain myself with the love from my family.” — Maya Angelou
  • “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, and you are to — Desmond Tutu
  • “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
  • “This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven.”– Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg
  • “Rest and be thankful.” – William Woodsworth
  • For baby's first Thanksgiving, we decided on all of the pie, and our chosen family. It was a real banger.
  • Small moments create big memories.
  • “When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows. You laugh hard every day. You think about the future and read about global warming. You realize how nice it feels to care about someone else more than yourself.” – Amy Poehler, Yes Please
  • “...the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
  • “Goldfish get big enough only for the bowl you put them in. Bonsai trees twist in miniature. I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  • “The soul is healed by being with children.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

You’ll definitely want to capture this memorable moment, and you know that all of your friends and family — near and far — will want you to share it. Hopefully these baby’s first Thanksgiving captions make that easier to do.

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