Halloween Sayings to Use in Your Instagram Captions

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Witches, goblins, and ghouls, oh my! Spooky season is upon us, and your Instagram feed is probably already filled with pumpkins, ghosts, and fun Halloween costumes. You’re planning to create Halloween content of your own – but how will you caption your photos? Captions can be tricky, and after a while, it’s easy to feel like you’re running out of fun Halloween sayings to use in your social media posts.

Whether you’re posting pictures from your annual Halloween party, taking the kids trick-or-treating, or you want to share some Halloween crafts, costume ideas, or recipes, I’ve come up with a list of the best Halloween sayings to use in your Instagram captions. From fun pop culture references to some classic Halloween puns (I just can’t help myself!) I’ve got you covered as you prep your Halloween content. Read on for all of my best ideas!

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It is so much fun, and I love the many ways that it can be celebrated. If you want to plan a night of spooky creepiness, go for it! You can go to a haunted house, watch horror movies, and scare yourselves silly. If creepy isn’t as much your thing, there are still so many ways to celebrate the holiday – you can carve pumpkins, dress up as characters from your favorite TV show or movie, or bake fun Halloween-themed goodies. It’s a holiday that anyone can celebrate in their own style, and I think that’s so much fun.

Naturally, you will find yourself wanting to share your Halloween adventures on social media – but sometimes, coming up with a caption can feel like more of a trick than a treat. Trust me – I’ve been there! You have the perfect photo, but you find yourself stumped on what to say when the empty caption square is staring back up at you from your screen.

If you love Halloween like I do, the last thing you want to do is spend your time trying to come up with a clever or quirky caption. That’s why I’ve come up with a giant list of all of my favorite caption options for you to use or draw inspiration from. That way, you can spend your season focusing on what really matters – Halloween fun with the ones you love!


What’s Halloween without a little bit of spookiness? If you want to have some creepy fun on your Instagram, here are a few of my favorite Halloween sayings and caption ideas to remind your friends not to get too comfortable around the spookiest time of the year…you never know what could be lurking in the shadows.

1. Don’t look behind you…

2. Sometimes it takes time to realize the true monster lies within.

3. Anything can happen beneath the light of the moon.

4. Pick your poison.

5. Eat, drink, and be scary.

6. When the darkness comes, your nightmares live.

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7. Whatever you do, don’t let them hear you scream.

8. Enter if you dare…

9. Beware the noises that go bump in the night.

10. Meet me at midnight.

11. This isn’t a costume.

12. Catch me on the dark side.

13. I’m the one Salem couldn’t catch.

14. Something wicked this way comes…

15. Are you afraid of the dark?

16. “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time. I got a list of names, and yours is in red, underlined. I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!” – Taylor Swift


Halloween doesn’t always have to be creepy! You can have so much fun celebrating Halloween in a lighthearted way as well. If you want to keep the vibes of your Instagram a little less scary, here are some of my favorite caption ideas. These work well for solo costumes as well as for posts with friends, kids, or your significant other.

1. You’re looking boo-tiful, baby!

2. Just me and my pumpkin.

3. Settling in for some Hocus Pocus and chill, wbu?

4. You’re the cutest pumpkin in the patch.

5. Hot ghoul Halloween!

6. He’s the trick to my treat.

7. He’s the pumpkin to my spice.

8. Zom-bae goals!

9. Thank goodness he didn’t ghost me because he’s my favorite boo.

10. Uh oh…I think you put a spell on me.

11. Home is where the magic happens.

12. Thanks for loving me even when I drive you batty.

13. May your Halloween be as on point as your makeup.

14. The only thing sweeter than candy is you.

15. Mummy of the year

16. Have a fang-tastic night!

17. Never fully dressed without a wand.

18. Feeling gourd, like I should.

19. Thanks for always creepin’ it real with me.

20. I love you so much it’s scary!


There’s nothing I love more than when I’m scrolling through my Instagram feed and stumble onto a caption that makes me laugh out loud. Whether it’s cute, quirky, or clever, I love a good funny Instagram caption, and there are so many fun Halloween saying that you can use to get a laugh out of your followers. Keep reading to see some of my favorite options!

1. Witch way are we going? Wherever the candy is, of course!

2. Oh my gourd…don’t tell me it’s already Halloween!

3. Halloween puns? No way…too candy-corny.

4. Get in loser, we’re going haunting.

5. Boo, Felicia.

6. You’re in ghoul company.

7. You better work it, witch.

8. I’m 100 percent that witch.

9. You say witch like it’s a bad thing.

10. That witch better not steal my candy.

11. Don’t make me call my flying monkeys.

12. You think I’m a witch? Just wait until you meet my sister.

13. Don’t make me drop a house on you.

14. If you’ve got it, haunt it!

15. Shake that BOO-ty!

16. Fangs for the memories even though they’re not so great.

17. Who runs the world? Ghouls!

18. My anxiety is chronic, but this costume is iconic.

19. A better costume than me? That’s just witch-ful thinking


There are so many fantastic Halloween movies that I reference on a regular basis. Whether you prefer childhood classics like Charlie Brown or are more of a scary Halloween movie fan – think Stephen King and The Shining – there are so many great Halloween quotes and references that you can use in your Instagram captions. I also love going back to literature for some caption ideas, pulling from writers like Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. There’s nothing better than a good reference, and when it comes to Halloween Instagram caption ideas, the options are limitless!

1. “Double double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” – Macbeth

2. “Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us?” – Tim Burton

3. “Mischief managed.” – Harry Potter

4. “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” – William Shakespeare.

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5. “Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?” – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

6. “Use iodized salt to ward off witches, zombies, and old boyfriends.” – Hocus Pocus

7. “I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” – Rocky Horror Picture Show

8. “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker color.” – Morticia Addams, The Addams Family

9. “I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” – Harry Potter

10. “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” – The Wizard of Oz

11. “I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you were ever afraid of.” – It

12. “In this whole wide wicked world the only thing you have to be afraid of is me.” – American Horror Story: Coven

13. “Magic is really very simple; all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” – Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown

14. “A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.” – Lucy, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

15. “A mask tells us more than a face.” – Oscar Wilde

16. “Halloween was confusing. All my life, my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.'” – Rita Rudner

17. “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” – Paula Guran

18. “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” – Edgar Allen Poe

19. “I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.” – Evan Peters

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20. “Sometimes dead is better.” – Stephen King, Pet Sematary

21. “Anything could move out there in the darkness, I think. A hook-handed man. A ghostly hitchhiker forever repeating the same journey. An old woman summoned from the repose of her mirror by the chants of children. Everyone knows these stories – that is, everyone tells them, even if they don’t know them – but no one ever believes them.” – Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties

22. “We ask only to be reassured / about the noises in the cellar / and the windows that should not have been open.” T.S. Elliot, The Family Reunion

23. “One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place.” – Emily Dickinson

24. “A ghost can be a lot of things. A memory, a daydream, a secret. Grief, anger, guilt. But, in my experience, most times they’re just what we want to see.” – Steven, The Haunting of Hill House

25. “I got a rock.” – Charlie Brown

26. “Everyone here knows that Halloween was invented by the candy companies. It’s a conspiracy.” – Max, Hocus Pocus

27. “My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.” – Aunt Frances, Practical Magic

28. “It’s a full moon tonight. That’s when all the weirdos are out.” – Dani, Hocus Pocus


If Halloween isn’t as much your thing, don’t worry – I’ve still got you covered. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I love posting fun autumn aesthetics on my Instagram. Whether you’re headed out apple picking, plan to curl up with a big blanket and a good book, or are baking a yummy pumpkin treat, you still need a caption for your Instagram photo! These captions may not be Halloween sayings, but they are perfect for the season, and will give you a great starting point as you create your fall content.

1. Pumpkin spice and everything nice!

2. I’d pick you in any patch.

3. “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail

4. I’m falling hard for you, baby.

5. I would never leaf you behind.

6. Don’t text, I’m officially in hibernation mode.

7. POV: The temperature is finally dropping and Starbucks released their fall drinks. Nature is healing.

8. I love you s’more.

9. Feeling cozy. Probably won’t delete later.

10. You’re the apple of my eye.

11. Autumn skies and pumpkin pies.

12. Is it Thanksgiving yet?

13. The only thing getting “lit” this weekend is my pumpkin spice candle.

14. Don’t even chai to say you’re a bigger fan of sweater weather than me.

15. Pumpkin spice, spice, baby.

16. Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad it’s finally fall again?

17. “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” – Shira Tamir

18. “And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde

19. “I’m so glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables

20. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

21. “A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” – Winnie the Pooh

22. “If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.” – Victoria Erickson

23. “Autumn leaves falling down like pieces into place, and I can picture it after all these days.” – Taylor Swift

24. “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” – Earth, Wind & Fire

25. “But I miss you most of all, my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall.” – Frank Sinatra

26. “Now I know why all the trees change in the fall.” – Taylor Swift

27. “It’s autumn in New York; It’s good to live again.” – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

28. May your pumpkin spice latte always be hot and your eyeliner be forever even.

29. Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s maple leaves.


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