16 Sweet Instagram Captions for Your 16th Birthday Pics

Turning 16 is kind of a big deal.

This special birthday means you're old enough to get your license (if you're lucky enough, you'll get a car, too) and that you're just two years away from being an adult.

There's no denying it's a milestone, but did your 16th birthday even happen if you don't post it all over Instagram? The tricky part is coming up with the perfect captions, but lucky for you, we have some suggestions.

For a side-by-side of your transformation:

"It took 16 years for me to look this good."


For a snap of you with your license:

"I really auto get a car now."


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For a shot of your birthday invitations:

"This sweet 16 party will be a kick."


For a candid of you dancing at your birthday party:

"It's my chance to shine."

-"Sweet Sixteen" by Hilary Duff


For a pic of you posing with giant gold balloons:

"16 or 61? The world may never know."


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For a photo with your delicious cake:

"Putting the 'sweet' in sweet sixteen."


For a cutesy b-day selfie:

"You only turn 16 once, but I promise to be sweet forever."


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For when you feel like your new age is a whole new adventure:

"Chapter 16, page 1."


For when you're already looking ahead to the next birthday:

"Officially 16 going on 17."


For when your special day is pretty mind-blowing:

"When I'm 16, I'll have the best party ever."

Sixteen Wishes


For a boomerang of you blowing out your candles:

"16 candles make a lovely light."

-"Sixteen Candles" by The Crests

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For a photo series of your fave b-day party moments:

"The only thing missing was MTV."


For when you pretty much know everything at this point:

"The best substitute for experience is being 16."

-Raymond Duncan


For that pic of you licensed and behind the wheel:

"Street legal."


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For when the person you wished for comes to your party:

"It already came true."

-Sam Baker, Sixteen Candles


For a shot of you wearing a birthday crown:

"Queen of 16."


For some more general birthday quotes, check out THESE celebratory captions.