A Candlelight Supper is a social function that Hyacinth holds every once in a while at her home. She will invite a large number of guests, many of which don't know Hyacinth all that well, and are extremely well-to-do, yet she invites them regardless so she can fulfill the most important task in her life - to impress. The entire reason behind Hyacinth's Candlelight Suppers is for her to impress her many acquaintances, this can be seen by the fact she says she will use her "Royal Doulton with the hand-painted periwinkles", amongst other things, at these functions. Hyacinth claims regularly that she is a brilliant host and is known widely for her excellent entertainments at her Candlelight Suppers. Many of Hyacinth's invitees will make up preposterous excuses as to why they cannot attend just so they don't have to see Hyacinth.