200 Throwback Instagram Captions When You Feel Nostalgic

by Sharon E. Moore

We know its best to look forward in life but a little nostalgia never hurt anyone. It’s always good to remember the good old days once in a while. Since sharing throwback pictures is the trend in today’s time, we have a list of the best throwback captions that you can easily use for different throwback occasions.

Throwback captions for Instagram

Instagram is one of the social media where we regularly upload our pictures about how our day is usually going. Sometimes, we might want to upload old pictures too, to relieve good old times as a throwback to a moment lived. But no picture is complete without a caption. Listed below are a few of the best captions that you can use for your throwback pictures for Instagram:

Throwback captions for Instagram
Throwback captions for Instagram
  • “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?”
  • “Always have old memories, and young hopes.”
  • “I live for the nights that I can’t remember with the people that I won’t forget.”
  • “I wish somebody would have told me, babe, someday these will be the good old days.”
  • “My God, this reminds me of when we were young.”
  • “Who needs Timehop, when Instagram is forever?”
  • “We had no idea what we were doing.”
  • “Just trying to avoid the future, by trying to live in the past.”
  • “These are the days we try to recreate.”
  • “A throwback to better times and even better memories.”

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Throwback captions for selfies

Selfies are the norm. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we capture the moment with us by taking a selfie. Sharing too many pictures at once can fill your social media feed a bit too much. So, you can always share a throwback selfie of yours to relish that golden moment of your life once again with your friends. The captions that can use for it are:

  • “whatever is good for your soul, do that”
  • “Even the stars were jealous of the sparkle in her eyes”
  • “Stressless and enjoy the best”
  • “Get out there and live a little”
  • “When daydreams become reality”
  • “say yes, take risks and live life on your terms”
  • “Life is tough, so am I”
  • “a throwback to the time I was living my best life”
  • “Blue skies, high tides, and good vibes”
  • “I’m feeling myself”

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Throwback captions with friends

Friends are an integral part of our life and all of us have had the best times with them. So, it’s only natural to get nostalgic about it and want to share something with them, to remind them of the fun you all had together. Here are a few caption ideas that you can use for those pictures:

Throwback captions with friends
Throwback captions with friends
  • “So, where in the world at with inventing time machines…”
  • “Dancing under the moon, living under the stars.”
  • “This is what I call unconditional love.”
  • “It’s a good day to look back on some good days.”
  • “On this day, an inside joke was born.”
  • “Everything I’ll ever need is in this picture.”
  • “Throwing it way back.”
  • “Pretty excited that I found this pic from ages ago.”
  • “It feels like this happened yesterday.”
  • “Friends forever and ever.”

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Throwback captions for travel

This pandemic has completed halted any kind of travel plans people had this year. So, the only way travel enthusiasts are coping is by sharing their old travel pictures as throwbacks and remembering how those times made them feel. But since pictures aren’t lit without captions, here are few ideas for those enthusiasts:

  • “Oh, those nights in the city were something else.”
  • “Waiting to travel again like…”
  • “Throwing it back to the very best trip.”
  • “The world is such a wildly beautiful place.”
  • “Big fan of catching flights and finding cute cafés.”
  • “This is, without a doubt, my happy place.”
  • “Time flies when you’re having fun, right?”
  • “To the other side of the world and beyond.”
  • “Remember when we were getting kissed by the sun?”
  • “Oh, this time and this place.”

Throwback Thursday captions

Throwback Thursday has been in trend for quite some time now. People use a certain memory from a Thursday that has gone by to cherish the memories made on that day. The best way to remember those times is to add a relatable caption to those pictures and you can select one from the pics listed below:

Throwback Thursday captions
Throwback Thursday captions
  • “Collect moments, not things.”
  • “What day is it again?”
  • “Is this what you call ‘old normal’ now?”
  • “Feels like this was taken centuries ago!”
  • “Can’t wait to do this again.”
  • “These pictures don’t do this moment justice. I guess I’ll just have to go back!”
  • “We do not remember days; we remember moments.” 
  • “I’m good at living in the moment but better at reliving this moment.”

Caption for old memories

No matter how happy we are in our lives at present, there’s a certain charm about old times that we always end up reminiscing about them time and again. So, we are here with few captions that you can use along with your old memories to make it more memorable:

  • “Little moments, big memories.”
  • “Life was simpler back in the days of play dates and sleepovers.”
  • “Because every picture tells a story”
  • “happy times come and go, but the memories stay forever”
  • “live the life you love”
  • “look for the magic in every moment”
  • “Looking at a photograph and wishing you could re-live that moment over and over again.”
  • “Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.”

Lockdown throwback captions

What was supposed to last few months has continued for the better part of the year. But since the unlock process is on and a lot of things are slowly opening, here are few relatable lockdown throwback captions that you can use with your pictures to remember how different your life was before all this happened:

  • “A throwback to better times.”
  • “Wake me up when we can travel again.”
  • “We didn’t know at the time how precious this day was.”
  • “Back when my hands weren’t raw from washing them so much.”
  • “I practiced social distancing before it was cool.”
  • “Dreaming of mask-free days outdoors.”
  • “I’m not taking this for granted ever again.”
  • “Happy hour! Time for a quaran-tini.”
  • “Keep calm and carry on.”
  • “Destination: isolation.”

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Funny throwback Captions

Life isn’t always sweet moments but also about embarrassing ones that never fail to make us smile whenever we remember them. If you want to share a picture from one such moment in your life, here are few captions that you’ll probably find relatable enough:

  • “Remember when we were kids and we wanted to grow up? What were we thinking?”
  • “Let’s do it again!”
  • “I still can’t believe this happened!”
  • “Honestly, you wish you were there with us.”
  • “Who needs Timehop, when Instagram is forever?”
  • “So glad we got pictures or else it didn’t happen.”
  • “We had no idea what we were doing.”
  • “Just trying to avoid the future, by trying to live in the past.”
  • “Who would’ve thought we did this?”
  • “Things are so lit right now that I’m posting a photo from weeks ago.”

Throwback wedding captions

Weddings, be it your own or someone close, are extravagant affairs that hold a lot of memories. While the moment passes, the memories stay in our hearts forever for the rest of our lives. So, here is a list of captions that you can use to share a throwback picture from your wedding album:

  • “Now we can hang out forever!”
  • “Together is a wonderful place to be.”
  • “Eat, drink, and be married.”
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
  • “Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.”
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
  • “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.”
  • “We loved with a love that was more than love.”
  • “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
  • “True love stories never have endings.”

About Sharon E. Moore

Sharon E. Moore is an inspirational writer and creator of captions for Instagram. She loves to write about motivation, self-improvement, and success. Her goal is to help others achieve their dreams by providing them with the inspiration they need to keep going.

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