Glad you had a good time and now a party to look forwards too. It is great to have Cuties around the world who gladly offer advice, shoulders to cry on and everything else that goes on here
Typical for the custom in Germany. The Birthday Person has all the work preparing the party for the guest. I got very fast used to the way they celebrate the birthday person in States. Just sit back and let everyone spoil you.
I wish you a wonderful party.