monstera plant garlandI was so excited when I heard that Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 was Greenery. Pantone’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, explains that the shade was selected as the “reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment.” I’m seeing it as the perfect excuse to blanket your next party with green.

And is there a better way to dress up a party than with green Monstera plant garland and cupcake toppers? I think not.

Monstera deliciosa is that cool-looking tropical plant that you see all over Pinterest these days. As the plants mature, they develop holes in their leaves not unlike Swiss cheese (hence the nickname Swiss cheese plant). They make great houseplants, and I have a couple, but couldn’t part with the leaves for decoration or photo ops. Enter paper leaves…

monstera plant garland and cupcake toppers

Cupcake Toppers

The smaller Monstera leaves make cute toppers or mini garlands. Cut out leaves and tape onto twine to create a tiny cake banner or monstera plant garland. Or tape individual leaves to lollipop sticks or toothpicks and place in each cupcake.

monstera plant leaves on tabletop

Tabletop Decoration

The small leaves can also be placed around each place setting or arranged on the table with the party favors (like our new flamingo lip balms–just saying.)

The larger leaves work well for photo booth backdrops or larger banners, or can decorate a party tabletop.

Click below to download the printable templates for small and large monstera plant leaves.

Print template onto card stock, cut out leaves, and trace onto paper of choice. Or print onto green card stock and cut out.

Do you prefer to use a Silhouette to automate the cutting? We also have Silhouette files you can download for both sizes of leaves. Just click below for more details!

What do you think of Pantone’s Color of the Year? Will you be using more green this year? And are you planning to use Monstera plants in your parties? I’d love to hear about them!