60 Chill Instagram Captions for Your Homebody Era

published Aug 9, 2023
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Credit: Photo: Christopher Testani; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez Hart; Nails: Mamie Onishi; Pouf: Courtesy of Aelfie; Blanket: Courtesy of Happy Habitat

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When your packed schedule starts to feel like a grind, all you want is a cozy night at home. Whether you spend it embarking on a movie marathon or finally trying your fanciest face mask, a night in is the ultimate reset. But before you put your phone on do not disturb, you’ve got to share the perfect pic alongside your best chill Instagram caption. How else will you let everyone know you’re kicking back and relaxing?

Just because you’re not heading out doesn’t mean you’re not making memories. Plus, there’s no better Instagram content than a snapshot of a particularly competitive game night or that elaborate recipe you’re usually too busy to make. So whether your homebody era includes a couple of pals or you have a date with a glass of wine and the latest page-turner, here’s a little inspiration for Instagram captions that will make your followers wish they’d stayed in, too. 

Captions for Movie Night

  1. “We come to this place for magic.” –@nicolekidman
  2. What’s poppin’? 🍿
  3. Apologies in advance for reciting [insert the movie you watched] shot-for-shot the next time you see me. 
  4. Best seat in the house.
  5. *Turns on favorite musical* Yes, I am singing both parts of the duets. 🎤
  6. The snack selection at this private movie theater is out of this world.
  7. The only marathon you’ll catch me “running.”
  8. Be kind, rewind.
  9. “Everything I learned, I learned from the movies.” –Audrey Hepburn
  10. Watching a rom-com with my happily ever after. 🐶 
  11. Movie night in, FTW
  12. Movie night at home? As you wish.
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Captions for Game Night

  1. “When the guys asked me what my perfect night would be, I told them the truth: beer and board games.” –Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreation
  2. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.
  3. You can learn a lot about a person by the character they choose to play in Clue.
  4. Finally in a good position to buy property. (I’m playing Monopoly with my friends.)
  5. The battle for the longest road has begun. #catan
  6. Nothing tops the feeling of rolling a 10 in the Game of Life.
  7. We take game night VERY seriously in this house.
  8. Getting game night rolling 🎲
  9. Playing Ultimate Werewolf with my friends is why I have trust issues. 
  10. “Check this hand ’cause I’m marvelous.” –@ladygaga, “Poker Face”
  11. I’m playing chess, while you’re playing checkers.
  12. “I’m standing on my Monopoly board. That means I’m on top of my game.” –@eminem, “No Love”

Captions for Cooking, Baking, and Eating

  1. “Welcome to Flavortown!” –@guyfieri 
  2. Currently embracing ~Girl Dinner~
  3. “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” –Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation
  4. Good food = good mood
  5. “Maple syrup, coffee / Pancakes for two / Hash brown, egg yolk / I will always love you” –@harrystyles “Keep Driving”
  6. Chop it like it’s hot.
  7. No soggy bottoms here! 🥧
  8. “Yes, chef!”–me rn as I microwaved ramen
  9. Just like mama made it!
  10. “Well, the fridge broke, so I had to eat everything.” –Joey Tribbiani, Friends
  11. Anyone can cook! 🐭🧑‍🍳
  12. A souper night at home 🥣
Credit: Photo: Christopher Testani; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez Hart; Nails: Mamie Onishi; Blanket: Courtesy of Happy Habitat

Captions for Reading

  1. “That was what I’d always loved about reading … that feeling that a new world was being spun like a spiderweb around you and you couldn’t move until the whole thing had revealed itself to you.” —@emilyhenrywrites, Beach Read
  2. Bookstagram mode, activated.
  3. Can’t this weekend — I’m booked.
  4. When Mr. Darcy said an accomplished woman “improves her mind by extensive reading,” I took that advice very seriously. 
  5. Making a dent in my Goodreads TBR. 
  6. “I’m not convinced I know how to read; I’ve just memorized a lot of words.” –Nick, New Girl
  7. “Sleep is good … and books are better.” –George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
  8. Tonight’s gonna be LITerary
  9. “If a book is well-written, I always find it too short.” –Jane Austen
  10. Going to be so worth the book hangover tomorrow.
  11. I like big books, and I cannot lie.
  12. Saturday night bookie 📚

Captions for Self-Care

  1. “There’s no place like home.” –Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz
  2. Limes in my margarita and cucumbers on my eyes. #selfcare
  3. “Treat yo’ self” –Tom Haverford, Parks and Recreation
  4. Current life motto: JOMO (the joy of missing out)
  5. “Nothing to do / Nowhere to be / A simple little kind of free” –@johnmayer, “Perfectly Lonely”
  6. “I am running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good.” –Michael Scott, The Office
  7. Sweatpants on. Notifications off.
  8. “It seems like one of those nights / We ditch the whole scene” –@taylorswift, “22”
  9. “I just wanted to listen to Taylor Swift alone!” –Jess Day, New Girl
  10. Currently channeling Chandler from Friends after he’s had a very long, hard day. 🍷🛀
  11. “It ain’t nothing wrong with saying I need me time.” –@arianagrande, “NASA”
  12. Self-care SZN