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This Family Throws the Most Epic 4th of July Party in Austin

June 19th, 2018

If you’ve lived in Austin for any length of time, there’s a good chance you know at least one of the Sayers. Julie and Scott built their home on Lake Austin back in 1998 with entertaining in mind, and in the years since they’ve built a reputation for throwing some of the best parties in town. Their two doe-eyed daughters Samantha and Charisse could almost pass as twins, but it’s Charisse who’s made a living out of the family gift for hosting. She’s the founder of Big Little Event, where she acts as a both a private concierge and event planner. Years of working in the restaurant industry have allowed her very special relationships with many of the best restaurants and chefs in town. “Just tell me a little about your event — guest count, type of service, budget, etc — and I’ll help find you an available venue that fits your event needs,” she says. Since the Sayers’ 4th of July party is the stuff of Austin legends, we couldn’t resist Charisse’s invitation to visit the family hacienda. Scroll down for a little taste of how the Sayers celebrate the 4th on Lake Austin (and start vying for your invitation this year.)

photographed by hannah haston
event produced by big little event
food by forthright café


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  1. Dee Parker says:

    I love Charisse’s answer to “What would we never find at one of your parties?” Nothing about food or decor, but instead concern for the guests. No wonder her parties are so great.

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